DR. SYLVANUS UKAFIA
Pastor, Insight Bible Church
He is a pastor who believes that God heals, but also believes in the efficacy of science. As a medical doctor, he applies science and medicine in administering treatment. Whichever way you encounter him, Dr. Sylvanus Ukafia will strive to make your life better than when you met him. Born April 18, 1960 into the royal family of Ede in Okorete, Eastern Obolo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, Dr Ukafia studied Medicine and Surgery at the University of Calabar, graduating in 1985. He returned to the same institution and a obtained Master’s of Science degree in Human Anatomy.
During his National Youth Service year (1986-87), he served at Rural Health Center in Sabon Birni and General Hospital, Isa both in Sokoto State. He stayed back after the Service year, and worked briefly at Muhammadiya Medical Clinic, Talata Mafara while pastoring on the side. He joined Mile One Clinic, Ikwere Road, Port Harcourt in 1988 and the Department of Anatomy, College of Medicine, University of Port Harcourt a year later. Dr. Ukafia joined Revival Valley Ministries International and in July 1992 and was posted to Uyo where he served largely until he was released to start Insight Bible Church in April 1997. Over the past 20 years, Insight has grown tremendously in its mission to empower people with accurate insight of God’s word for excellence in life and ministry.
Dr. Sylvanus Ukafia is a simple, pragmatic and humorous Bible teacher. He has served in numerous leadership positions and is at the vanguard of Christian leadership development in Nigeria, and indeed, Africa. In pursuit of God’s mandate to raise credible leaders, he started Insight Christian Leadership School (ICLS) in 1997, through which many pastors and market-place leaders have been trained, equipped and released to fulfill God’s call for their lives. ICLS runs basic leadership courses twice a year (March and September), with a growing number of students enrolling each semester. Dr. Ukafia also pilots the Pastoral leadership development programmes, which includes an annual Pastors Conference devoted to equipping pastors with skills to enhance their work and a series of pastors’ training sessions which holds in different parts of the country and beyond. He is has been the Chairman of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), Akwa Ibom State Chapter.
Dr. Ukafia is the author of two books and an accomplished medical scholar with many citable publications in reputable journals. He is a member of the Anatomical Society of Nigeria (AAN), the Anatomical Society of West Africa (AAWA) and the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA).
DR. SYLVANUS UKAFIA