Rev. Dr. Godwin Akpan Amaowoh

General Secretary

The Rev. Dr. Godwin Akpan Amaowoh was born on 29th November, 1959, at Mbiabong Ikon1, Ikono Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. He attended the following Schools; Government School, Mbiabong Ikon1/Ibesikpo and Methodist School, Nung Ukim, for his First School Leaving Certificate, Merit level (1973), Ikono People’s High School, Nung Ukim and obtained the West African School Certificate in Division Two(1973-1978), College of Education, Uyo where he studied Education, Geography and History, (1980-1983), he did his National Youth Service Corps programme in 1983/1984 at Birabi Memorial Grammar School, Bori, Ogoni, Rivers State. Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, Uyo for Diploma in Theology (1989-1991), he attended Assemblies of God Divinity School of Nigeria for BA in Biblical Studies and Theology (First Class, 1996-1997), University of Uyo for MA in Religious Studies (1999-2002) and finally the University of Nigeria, Nsukka for Ph. D in Religious Studies (New Testament, Biblical Studies, 2004-2006).

The Rev. Dr. Godwin Amaowoh was the best graduating student at Ikono People’s High School, Nung Ukim in 1978, Assemblies of God Bible College, Uyo, in 1991 as Valedictorian and AGDSN, Old Umuahia, in 1997 as Valedictorian also. Being a brilliant and hardworking scholar, he completed his Doctorate Degree at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka in two years with Distinction.

Dr. Amaowoh worked as a Clerical Officer with the Cross River State Ministry of Education, Calabar, and Divisional Education Office, Itu between 1979 and 1980 before resigning for further studies in 1980. After his NYSC programme, he was employed as a teacher, Master Grade 3, by the Rivers State Secondary Schools Management Board, and taught in two Schools from 1985-1989 before he resigned for full time pastoral Ministry with the Assemblies of God Nigeria.

The Rev. Dr. Godwin Amaowoh has served in various capacities in the Church, such as Local Church Pastor, Sectional Leader, member of the Presbytery, Eket District, National Director of Youth Ministry, member of several investigative and Arbitration panels, Superintendent of Eket District, member of the National Executive Committee, Assemblies of God Nigeria, and currently serving as the General Secretary and member, Board of Trustees, Assemblies of God Nigeria, Chairman, General Council Education Board,  member of the Governing Council of Evangel University, Akaeze, Ebonyi State.

Dr. Amaowoh began to manifest his Leadership prowess very early in the Ministry when he served as President of the Missionary Band Service and class Chairman, AGBC, Uyo, Student Leader, (Chief) AGDSN, District Missions Coordinator and District Men’s Ministry Coordinator, Eket District. He was ordained a Reverend Minister in the year 2000. As a hardworking and astute Bible Expositor, Evangelist, Pastor and Teacher, every Church where he served as a Pastor witnessed rapid growth in all areas. He brought the same experience to bear when he served as Superintendent of Eket District and National Director of the Youth Ministry when he led the Youths to create positive impact through a life of excellence.

Dr. Amaowoh who also Ministers with apostolic anointing is the author of eleven powerful books and numerous articles. He is married to Comfort, a retired Chief Health Educator, whom he wedded on 5th March 1988. They are blessed with children and grandchildren.

As a mentor and brilliant Scholar, Dr. Amaowoh is the inventor of Tupocracy, Leadership by Example, being the brainchild of his Doctoral dissertation at the University of Nigeria Nsukka, in 2006, for which he was inducted into the Nigerian Books of Records (who is who in Nigeria) in 2018. Before being elected Superintendent of Eket District of the Assemblies of God Nigeria, he had served creditably at various times as Caretaker Committee Chairman for Calabar, (2002) Ahoada (2004 – 2005) and Eket Districts (2007). As General Secretary, Dr. Amaowoh has not been found wanting in the discharge of his duties as he has brought many innovations to the office since his assumption of duties in January 2015.

Though very strict on principles as a man of integrity, Dr. Amaowoh is known for possessing a very high sense of humour even during preaching which usually keeps his audience alive throughout the session. He is a Guest on many Radio and Television programmes as a Church Leader and Public Affairs Analyst. As a Public Affairs Analyst, Dr. Amaowoh has written powerful news Commentaries for Radio Nigeria and Akwa Ibom Broadcasting Corporation (AKBC) Radio. He is known for his loyalty and love for God and the Church, a Philanthropist and generous giver who has touched many lives and developed Churches to the glory of God.

For about five years now, Dr. Amaowoh has been preaching every Sunday on the social media under the platform of “Alive in Christ Pulpit”. The messages which are being compiled into books have been a blessing to millions of people all over the world. He is the epitome of versatility in the Ministry which is worthy of emulation by every Minister of the Gospel. His simplicity, amiability, teachableness, accessibility, humility and love for fellow men are among the social and Spiritual qualities that have endeared him to many people. Dr. Godwin Amaowoh, who has won several Leadership awards, is greatly celebrated by the people of his community for his enormous contributions to its development. He is an amazing gift to the Church.

While working with the Ministry of Education, Itu, as a young School Leaver, Godwin Amaowoh came in contact with the Assemblies of God Church, Ntiat Itam, where he gave his life to Christ in May 1980, under the Rev. Effiong Ekpe as his first Pastor. He was baptized in water on 28th December, 1980 and received into full membership in the same Local Church on 28th June, 1981. He was baptized in the Holy Spirit on 22nd November, 1982 during his personal morning devotion while on Teaching Practice at Mary Knoll College, Ogoja. After his NYSC programme in 1984, Godwin Amaowoh was trying to enlist in the Nigerian Army, Nigeria Police Force, Nigerian Security Organization (NSO, now DSS) but on 24th December, 1984 the Lord called him very clearly to go and declare His faithfulness, “Go and declare my faithfulness”. While preparing to go to Rivers State in response to the teaching appointment given to him, the Lord said to him, “Lend unto me your certificates and I will bless you”. Again, the Lord told him, “Go and prepare my people for Heaven where you will also enter”. God also told him about the importance of absolute surrender in obedience to God’s will. This is why he has never protested against transfer or lobbied or campaigned for any type of office since he came into the Ministry in 1989, after resigning not only from his pensionable job in Rivers State, but also from all that he had dreamed to become in life as a brilliant and hardworking scholar. Before becoming a Professional Teacher, young Godwin had dreamed of becoming a Medical Doctor, Quantity Surveyor, a Soccer Player (Goal keeping), a Journalist, a Politician or a University Professor. Initially, he was a science student but had to switch over to art and social science subjects in the final year of his Secondary School because the science laboratories were not yet approved by WAEC.  In any case, Dr. Amaowoh who is an ardent soul winner, Church builder and astute leader and administrator, a Tupocrat, has found satisfaction and fulfillment in life through the Ministry. Dr. Amaowoh is a member of the Advisory Board of Fathers in Faith for Good Governance, Akwa Ibom.