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Rev. O. T. Benson
REV. OWOEDIMO TOM BENSON, born on 25th June 1972, to the family of Late Ete Tom Benson of Iwok Obio Aduang in Nsit Atai Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, was privileged to have a good religious background where he was baptized at the tender age of fourteen.
Early enough, he devoted his life to the service of God. His zeal for the things of God and his dedication to selfless service was simply outstanding, hence his appointment by the church Committee of his Local Church to be the acting Pastor for a year (1994 – 1995). This opportunity aroused his interest and deepened his zeal for full time Pastoral ministry and he enrolled for one year preliminary theological training which he completed in June 1996, thus he started his full time ministerial work on 2nd June 1996.
By the year 2000, Rev. Benson proceeded to the renowned Samuel Bill Theological College, Abak where he obtained a Diploma in Theology on completion of the four year course.
Armed with his First School Leaving Certificate which he obtained from Qua Iboe Church Central Primary School Iwok 1 in 1984 and the Senior School Certificate of 2004, he gained admission into University of uyo. Undaunted in his educational pursuit, he combined his Pastoral work with his academics and graduated with a Second Class Honours Bachelor of arts Degree in Religious Studies in 2010.
In the words of Paul, the Apostle to the Hebrews, “And no man taketh this honour unto himself, but he that is called of God, as was Aaron” (Heb. 5:4).
Rrev. Owoedimo Tom Benson was indeed honoured and ordained an Elder of Qua Iboe Church in September 2002, barely six years after his call to full time Pastoral Ministry. Ten years later, precisely in December 2012, he was again ordained a Reverend Pastor of Qua Iboe Church.
He has served in the following stations since his call to full time ministry in 1996:
QIC, Etobodom Nsit – 1996 – 2005 (8yrs)
QIC, Iwok I (Home Church) – 2006 – 2013 (7yrs)
QIC, 3 Grace Bill Road, Eket – 2013 – 2014 (1yr)
QIC, 4 Udomo Lane, Ikot Abasi Urban – 2015 – 2016 (1yr)
Rev. O. T. Benson is currently serving as the Resident Pastor of this Church and the pioneer Superintendent of Ewet Offot Township Superintendency since September 2016 till date and has established two Churches namely QIC Ifa Ikot Idang and QIC Ikot Edung.
Rev. O. T. Benson has proven his ministry through his charismatic and inspiring teachings, life changing prayer/revival programmes as well as his dynamic leadership style. His humorous but firm disposition endears him to all members of the church.
Rev. O. T. Benson is happily married with children.
Elder Enobong E. Atat
Chairman, Church Committee
CITATION OF ELDER ENOBONG E. ATAT
Born on May 18th many years ago to a peasant family in Mkpat Enin Urban, Mkpat Enin LGA, Elder Enobong Atat spent his earliest years with his Elder Brother and Sister who were Teachers. He obtained his First School Leaving Certificate (FSLC) with Distinction in 1971 from QIC Primary School, Okon; West African School Certificate WASC in 1977 from Methodist Secondary School, Ete all in Ikot Abasi LGA. He worked briefly as a Clerical Officer in the Office of the Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, UNICAL before he gained admission to the same University in 1979; and obtained a B.Sc. (Hons) degree in Zoology/Parasitology in 1983.
In 1984 he was enlisted for the National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) Scheme and posted to Kano State where he served as a tutor at Government Secondary School, Garko, Kano State. On completion of his National Service he returned to State and was absorbed by the Teaching Service Commission, Cross River State and posted to Community Secondary School, Nkwot Ikot Obok Idem, in Ikono LGA; as a Biology Teacher. Subsequent posting took him to State College, Ikot Ekpene and Lutheran Senior Science College, Ibakachi, Ikono LGA.
He sought greener pastures beyond the State. Almost by the time the management Federal College of Education, Obudu appointed him Lecturer, the State Civil Service Commission invited him for an interview and subsequently transferred his service from the Teaching Service to Ministry of Education as Education Officer I. He served diligently under the tutelage of renowned technocrats and professionals who helped to shape his mind and character.
In 1994 when State Primary Education Boards (SPEB), now SUBEB were created nationwide he was posted there as one of the pioneer staff where he spent more than three quarters of his service years in government. In SUBEB he was appointed UNICEF Basic Education Programme Desk Officer in Akwa Ibom State a position he served from 1994 – 2014. Under this programme he was a member of Akwa Ibom State Committee on Food and Nutrition (located in the State Ministry of Health).
On the 17th of February, 2014, having risen to the position of a Director of Education, he was reposted to the Examination and Certificate Division of Ministry of Education as Director of Examinations, a position he served until his retirement from service on May, 18th 2019.
During his service years, he won several oustanding awards of excellence and honour, including:
(i) 1997 Merit Award for Consistency by Akwa Ibom State Ministry of Education and Youth Development.
(ii) Award of Patronage by National Association of Annang Students, Niger Delta University Chapter, Bayelsa State (11/11/2006).
(iii) Excellent Service Award by Nigerian Christian Youth Organization (10/9/2014).
(iv) Excellent Service Award by Akwa Ibom State Youth Federation (16/09/2015)
(v) Leadership Award by Akwa Ibom Youth Leadership Forum (18/11/2015)
(vi) Award of Honour by Akwa Ibom State Youth Integrated Assembly (16/02/2016).
As an infant, he was dedicated into QIC faith and has remained a loyal servant of God; from QIC, Mbukpa in Cross River State to QIC 11 Adadiaha Road, Ikot Ekpene and finally QIC Ewet Offot where he has held several positions from 2014 when he was ordained a Deacon to 2017 when he was ordained and recognized an Elder of Qua Iboe Church:
– 2 Time President of Nka Iberedem
– Church Assistant Secretary
– Church General Secretary and
– Church Chairman from January 2020 till date.
Elder Enobong Atat is married to Mrs. Margaret Enobong Atat and the marriage is blessed with six children.
Elder Ubong David
From the outskirts of Akwa Ibom State, on the southern grasslands of Ikot Abasi Village in Okon clan, Eket LGA hails Elder Ubong David, career banker with over 15 years of experience, model father, beloved husband and devoted Christian.
Ordained as an Elder on August 26, 2018, Elder Ubong David is a functional member and currently the Vice Chairman of the Church Committee and Chairman of the Project and Works committee of Qua Iboe Church, Ewet Offot Superintendency. He is a patron to the Youth Fellowship and the Boys Brigade.
Being a few years older than the official age of AkwaIbom State, Elder Ubong David holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and is a music enthusiast who has served in capacity as a choir master and organist. He is happily married to Dr. EkaetteIniabasi David, consultant hematologist, National Hospital, Abuja, and the union is blessed with two amazing children.
With a success record of heading laudable programmes in church such as 4 editions of the quarterly Evening of Hymns concert, 24-Hours Harvest of Praise and other financial programmes in the church, Elder Ubong David is a good leader, motivator, resource manager, and a teacher of the word.
Deacon Engr. Godwin Usoh
Deacon Engr. Godwin Akpan Usoh was born into the Family of Late Deacon Akpan Sampson Usoh and Mrs. Eno Akpan Usoh of Nung-Obong in Nsit Ubium Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State. He holds Master of Engineering in Soil and Water Conservation Engineering and Bachelor of Engineering in Agricultural Engineering both from University of Uyo. He also has Diploma in Data Processing from University of Calabar.
He has worked in various places and he is currently a Lecturer in the Department of Agricultural Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Akwa Ibom State University. He had served in the following positions of responsibility: Chairman, Departmental Welfare Committee; Secretary, Departmental Board; Secretary, Departmental Academic Board; Secretary, Departmental Disciplinary Committee; Secretary, Departmental NUC Accreditation Committee; Secretary, Departmental Programme Restructuring Committee; Secretary, Departmental Change of Programme-name Committee. He has some publications in both Local and International Journals. He is a Corporate Member with the following Professional bodies: Nigerian Institution of Agricultural Engineers (NIAE); American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE); Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) and he is COREN Registered Engineer.
He was born into a Christian family and was baptized at Qua Iboe Church, 12 Mbukpa Road, Calabar. He is a Choirmaster in the household of God. He was ordained a Deacon of Qua Iboe Church in September 24, 2017 at Qua Iboe Church, Ewet Offot. Positions of responsibility held in the Church are as follows: Secretary, Church Choir, QIC Ewet Offot (2004 to 2008); President, Church Choir, QIC Ewet Offot (2010 to 2014); Secretary, Nka Ikemesit Association, QIC Ewet Offot (2011 to 2017); Chairman, Committee on Choir Musical Album (2015 to 2016); Secretary, Men Fellowship Choir, QIC Ewet Offot (2013 – Date); President, Mass Choir, QIC Ewet Offot (2016 – 2019); Chairman, Business Committee of Nka Ikemesit, QIC Ewet Offot (2017 – Date); Chairman, Bye-Laws Review Committee of the Church Choir (2017 – Date); Secretary, Men Fellowship, QIC Ewet Offot (2017 – 2019); Secretary, Superintendency Men Fellowship, QIC Ewet Offot Township Superintendency (2017 – 2019); Secretary, Education and Training Committee (2018 – 2020); Church Secretary, Qua Iboe Church, Ewet Offot (2020 – Date)
Deacon Engr. Usoh is a motivator and lover of good things. He is happily married to Mrs. Akaninyene Godwin Usoh and the union is blessed with three lovely children.
Deaconess Esther Umoessien
FSLC, WASC, B.Sc. MBA
Position in Church:
Treasurer, Qua Iboe Church, Ewet Offot, President, Women Fellowship, Qua Iboe Church, Ewet Offot, President, Women Fellowship, Ewet Offot Township Superintendency, Uyo, Secretary, Women Fellowship President, Nka Ima, Vice President, Nka Ima, Prayer Coordinator, Nka Ima.
Place of Work:
Head of Assessment, Akwa Ibom State Internal Revenue Service, Head of Collection of AKIRS.
Happily Married to Elder (Hon.) Dr. David Umoessien with children.
Received many award from organization including Youth Ibesit Association, Top Faith International Schools, Chartered of Institution of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN).
Member, Chartered Institution of Taxation.
Deaconess Comfort U. Ekaette
Comfort Ekaette is a retired Permanent Secretary from the Akwa Ibom State Public Service. She attended Cornelia Connelly Secondary, Uyo. Thereafter, she proceeded to study Physics and Chemistry at the Advanced Teachers Training College, Uyo. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry Education from the University of Lagos and a Masters in Educational Administration and Planning from the University of Calabar.
Deaconess Ekaette served as Permanent Secretary in several ministries including the Ministry Health, Science & Technology, State Universal Basic Education Board and Life Enhancement (a Poverty Alleviation) Agency in the Office of the Governor of Akwa Ibom State. In her illustrious career, she also served as Director in the Directorate of Examinations and Certification, Agency for Adult and Non-Formal Education, Ministry of Women Affairs and Youth Development. She was the Chairman, UNICEF Programs and Implementation Committee for Akwa Ibom State. She is a member of the National Science Teachers’ Association, USA and a Fellow, Science Teachers Association of Nigeria (STAN) as well as Director and Head of the Science, Technology and Mathematics Department of the Ministry of Education. She was also the Coordinator of the Junior Engineers, Technicians and Scientists (JETS) federal programme in Akwa Ibom State. Member, National Association of Private Proprietor of Schools (NAPPS).
Comfort was the Secretary Nka Idorenyin, President of the Women Fellowship, Chairman, Education & Training Committee, presently, Chairman, Deacons and Deaconesses’ Forum and the Financial Secretary of Qua Iboe Church, Ewet Offot, Uyo; She is also the National Vice-President, Chamber Development and Governance of the International Christian Chamber of Commerce (ICCC) Nigeria. A member Intercessors for Nigeria (IFN).
Deaconess Ekaette is an advocate for investment in human capacity development. She believes strongly that education is the key to unlocking the latent potential in every man for the benefit of humanity and to the glory of God. She loves counselling and is committed to Kingdom activities. At the moment, Comfort is directing affairs as the President of Peace-Link for Education and Rural Development (PERD), an NGO committed to the eradication of illiteracy in the rural communities of the Niger Delta region of Nigeria which she founded in 1993. She is a proprietor of Redeemer International Schools (Science and Technical College) Uyo. has attended many professional and religious courses and conferences within and outside the country.
Her hobbies include reading, counseling and cooking.
Her marriage is blessed with 5 children.
Elder Sylvester Ekong
Chief Welfare Officer
Birthday and Parentage:
Sylvester William Ekong was born on the 18th July, 1955 to late Chief William Udo Ekong Umoh of Afia Nsit Atai and late Madam Akon William Udo-Ekong of Ikot Obio Ndua all in Nsit Ubium LGA of Akwa Ibom State.
Sylvester Ekong started his primary education at the then St. Patrick’s Catholic Primary School, Afia Nsit Atai and completed at First Gethsemane Lutheran School Ndiya with his First School Leaving Certificate in 1970. He attended Secondary Technical College Ewet Offot, Uyo where he obtained his West African School Certificate in the year 1976.
He was enlisted into the Nigerian Airforce in the year 1977 where he served meritoriouly for 35 years and retired in the year 2012 as a Master Warrant Officer
Professional Courses Attended:
1. Basic Aircratf Maintenance Course at Keesler Airforce Base, Mississippi USA – 1978
2. Type Rating Engineering Course on F.27 Maritime Aircraft Series in Amsterdam – Holpand – 1986
3. Airforce Institute of Technology (AFIT)Kaduna 1983 – 1985.
4. Conversion Course on Dornnier 228 Transport Aircraft at 301 Flying Training School, Ngieria Airforce Base Kaduna – 2002 among others.
Born into a Christian family that embraced a sound doctrine of Christ from youthful age. Baptized in 1970 at QIC Ikot Imo. Ordained a Deacon in 2002 and an Elder in 2018. A member of the Men Fellowship and Nka Unwana, Qua Iboe Church, Ewet Offot Township Superintendency
Elder Sylvester Ekong is happily married to a woman of God, Deaconess Philomina Ekong and the union is blessed with four children and thus far four grand children to the glory of God.
Elder Dr. Godwin E. Bassey
Immediate Past Chairman
Elder Dr. Godwin Edet Bassey was born on September 23, 1958, in Ikot Abiyan, Nsit Atai Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State. He holds the degree of Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.) in Economics from University of Benin, Benin City (1982). He also obtained a Masters (M. Sc) in Economics from University of Ibadan, Ibadan (1988) and later a Ph.D in Economics from University of Uyo, Uyo (2010). His areas of specialization include: Macroeconomic Policy Analysis, Monetary Economics, Money and Banking and Public Finance and Fiscal Policy, which courses he also teaches at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He is also involved in students’ project supervision at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Dr. Bassey belongs to a number of Professional bodies among which are: Nigerian Economic Society, Nigerian Institute of Management and a Fellow of the Institute of Industrial Administration of Nigeria.
Elder Dr. Bassey has an excellent academic carrier spanning over a period of twenty years as well as a stint with the Private Sector at the managerial levels in the Banking, Man Power Development, Oil and Gas, Manufacturing and Agro-Allied sectors of the Nigerian Economy. He has published profusely in both local and International Journals as well as contributed book chapters. Elder Dr. Bassey has served in a number of capacities such as Examination Officer/Programme Coordinator in Economics, School of Continuing Education (2008-2014), member the Departmental Programme Accreditation Committee (2010-date), member Faculty Examination Misconduct Panel, Faculty of Social Sciences (2015-date)and External Examiner, Economics, Institute of Education, Uniuyo, for Ogun State College of Education, Ila- Orangun (2014-2018) and the Acting Head of Economics Department (2018 – 2019).
Elder Dr. Bassey was born into Qua Iboe Church family. He got baptized in 1966 and became a born again Christian in July 1975. He became a Deacon and an Elder of the Church in 1987 and 1997 respectively. He is a strong defender of Christian faith, a philanthropist and an advocate of social justice. He has held a number of important positions in the church; including Church Secretary, QIC, Surulere, Lagos (1997-2000), Member, Area Finance and Investment Committee, QIC Nsit Atai, Superintendency (2005-2014), Chairman, Special Services Committee, QIC, Ewet (2009-2011), Vice President, Nka Unwana, QIC, Ewet (2005-2007), President, Nka Unwana, QIC, Ewet (2007-2013), Chairman, Church Committee, QIC, Ewet (2014 – 2019), Patron, Boys Brigade QIC, Ewet (2016 to date).
Elder Dr. Bassey is a member of Advisory Council, Ikot Abiyan Village Council. He is happily married to Deaconess Magdalene Bassey and the marriage is blessed with four children- 2 boys and 2 girls.