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The Most Rev’d Dr. Emmanuel Josiah Udofia, the Primate of The African Church was born on 26th January 1959 in Ika Local Government of Akwa Ibom State of Nigeria.


He completed his Elementary education in 1973 and obtained his Secondary School Certificate in 1981. Having received the call to serve in The Lord’s Vineyard, he proceeded to secure his Diploma in Theology in 1986 at The African Church College of Theology, Ifako, Lagos. He obtained his Bachelor Degree in Education. B. Ed (Hons) in 2000, Master’s Degree in Library Science (MLS) in 2005 and Doctorate Degree in 2016.


The Most Rev’d Dr. Emmanuel Josiah Udofia was ordained Deacon in 1983 and Priested in 1985. He got Elevated as an Archdeacon in 1991 and was Consecrated A Bishop of The African Church in 2000. He was Enthroned as the 11th Primate of The African Church on 31st May, 2009.


He is a member of various organisations among which are:

  1. Life Member – Bible Society of Nigeria
  2. Nigeria Inter – Religious Council (NIREC)
  3. Member and President for 2 terms, Christian Council of Nigeria (CCN)
  4. Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN)
  5. Member and President for 2 terms, Fellowship of Christian Councils and Churches in West Africa (FECCIWA)
  6. Member, World Council of Churches (WCC) Central Working Committee
  7. Member and Vice-President, Universal Communion of African Church


The Primate is a prolific writer who has authored several books among which are:

  • Don’t Give Up
  •  Holy Spirit Empowerment
  •  Visionary Leadership Principles
  • Soul Winning Evangelism
  • The Pathway To Greatness
  • Conflict Resolution


He has also delivered many papers at various fora such as

  1. The Effects of the Holy Spirit on the Church
  2. The Power of His Spirit
  3. Your Vision Makes You Great
  4. A Witnessing Church – A Growing Church
  5. Result Oriented Evangelism in the Church
  6. The Holy Spirit Empowers Women Intercessors etc.
  7. Leadership in the Church management
  8. Theological Reflection on Food Security
  9. Loosed For Exploit
  10. The Ecumenical Disability Advocates Network (EDAN)
  11. Let My People Move Forward
  12. Faith for Good Works
  13. Seeking A Just Peace: Solidarity in Situations of Conflict and Tension

Primate Udofia is a recipient of many awards. These include Excellence Award for Leadership by Mboho Mkparawa Ibibio, Akwa Ibom State on 12th November, 2011; Harvest Time International Bible Institute, U.S.A. Award in December, 2009 and Integrity International Award in 2015.


The Most Rev’d Dr. Emmanuel Josiah Udofia is a Purposeful, Visionary and focus leader whose aim is to improve on the achievements met on ground, to strengthen the love towards one another among denominations and faith in the power of God, to work towards the Spiritual growth of Christ followers and above all, to win more souls to the Kingdom of God. He is also embarks on various social activities to enhance human better living such as Youth Empowerment and Widows Entrepreneurship.


He is a good family man happily married with Children. His hobbies include; reading, writing, traveling and volley ball.