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Dr. Ekpenyong Nyong Akpanika


Religious and Cultural Studies


Lecturer I


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About Dr. Ekpenyong Nyong Akpanika

The Rev. Ekpenyong Akpanika is a lecturer with the University of Calabar, Department of Religious and Cultural Studies. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (B.A) degree in Religious Studies, University of Calabar, Nigeria and his Master of Theology (Th. M) from Western Theological Seminary, Holland, Michigan, U.S.A. He bagged his Ph.D in Sociology of Religion, from his Alma-Mata, University of Calabar; specializing in Religion and Social Gerontology. In addition, he holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Education (P.G.D.E) from the University of Lagos, Nigeria. Aside his teaching career, Rev. Akpanika is a Pastor, an ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church of Nigeria and has pastured churches within and outside the country. He is a onetime missionary to the Republics of Benin/Togo Francophone Mission Presbytery and the National Director of Youth Programmes of the Presbyterian Church of Nigeria. He has attended several workshops and Conferences and presented papers within and outside the country. He is a fellow and member of the following academic bodies, Fellow: Association of Christian Theologians (ACTS), Fellow: Society for Research and Academic Excellence (FSRAE), University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria. Member, African Association of Pastoral Studies and Counseling (AAPSC), Member, Nigerian Association for Biblical Studies (NABIS), Member, Gerontology Association of Nigeria (GERAN), Member, Coalition of Societies for the Rights of Older Persons in Nigeria (COSROPIN). He has journal articles, book chapters and some awards to his credit. He is the Founder and Facilitator of REVENA Pastoral Centre, a Centre Passionate for the Welfare of the Elderly. He is married to Arit Offiong Akpanika and the marriage blessed with four Children. His email address is [email protected] and his phone no. is +2348033352134.

S/N Qualification School Atttended Started Finished
WASCIndependent High School, Ukana, Essien Udim Local Government Area, Akwa Ibom State19771982
B. A. (Hons) Religious and Cultural StudiesUniversity of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria19851989
Th.M TheologyWestern Theological Seminary, Holland, Michigan, USA20072008
PhD Sociology of Religion (Social Gerontology)University of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria20102016

S/N Publication
Akpanika, E. N. (2017). Religious and Political Crisis in Nigeria: A Historical Exploration. IOSR Journal of Humanities and Social Science (IOSR-JHSS), 22(9), 65-74.
Akpanika, E. N. (2016). The Church and the Challenge of Pastoral Care. Archive for Psychopathology and Counselling-Psychotherapy, 2(1), 52-65.
Akpanika, E. N. (2015). Mary Slessor's Legacy: A Model for 21st Century Missionaries. American Journal of Social Issues and Humanities, 5(3), 524-534.
Akpanika, E. N. (2014). Spiritual Warfare Prayers:African Heritage and Practice. Archives for Theology and Biblical Studies, 3(1), 53-67.
Akpanika, E. N. (2012). Christianity in Africa: The Renewal of Indigenous Music, A Case Study of the Presbytarian Church of Nigeria. America Journal of Social Issues and Humanities, 2(6), 406-411.
Akpanika, E. N. (2014). Calabar Carnival viewed from the Hermeneutical Perspective of Christianity and African Worldview. Archive for Theology and Biblical Studies: Journal of Christian Religious Studies, University of Calabar, Nigeria, 3(2), 22-37.
Akpanika, E. N. (2018). Socio Religious and Political Activism in Nigeria: A Comparative Analysis of Christians and Muslims Responses. LWATI: A Journal of Contemporary Research, 15(3), 211-233.

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S/N Conference Description Started Finished
First International Conference of Researchers International Network, held at University of Calabar, Nigeria.Nil.2014-10-132014-10-16
Society for Research and Academic Excellence International Conference, held at University of Nigeria, Nsukka, NigeriaSocio- Religious and Political Activism in Nigeria: Christians and Muslims Responses.2017-02-062017-09-09
National Conference on Religion, Security and Economy in Africa held at Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education Owerri, Nigeria.Religious Violence and Political Instability in Nigeria: A Historical Exploration.2017-05-222017-05-25