Dr. Sylvanus Ukafia was born on the 18th of April 1960. He began his
career On completing his primary education; Sylvanus gained admission
into the prestigious Hope Waddell Training Institute, later was admitted
into the University of Calabar to study Medicine and Surgery in 1979, from
where he graduated with MB, BCh in 1985. Determined to improve his
professional standing, He returned to the same institution in 1991 and in
1993 obtained Master’s of Science degree in Human Anatomy.
Dr. Ukafia has had a rather tortuous career in medical practice, largely
because of an irrepressible sense of divine call to ministry that he
perceived quite early in life and during his National Youth Service year
(1986-87). About a year after his youth service, he was offered an
appointment as a lecturer in the department of Anatomy, College of
Medicine, University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT), from where he resigned
to pick up ministerial mandate where he joined Revival Valley Ministries
International and served there until he was later released to start Insight
Bible Church in April 1997.
With a Mission to Empower people with accurate insight of God’s word for
excellence in life and ministry.
Over the past 20 years, his pioneering church has grown tremendously
with branches springing up under His able Leadership.
He 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. 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.
With a growing number of students enrolling each semester.
He also runs an annual Pastors Conference devoted to equipping pastoral
skills to enhance their work and a series of pastors’ training sessions
which holds in different parts of Nigeria and beyond. He is currently the
Chairman of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), Akwa Ibom State
A philanthropist, friend to the needy, passionate, and a life wire/supporting
(Member) in FOSMACIN. An author of 2 books, happily married with 2 kids.