BIOGRAPHY OF PASTOR [MRS] MFON PATRICK EKANEM
Here is the Complete Biography Of Pastor [ Mrs.] Mfon Patrick Ekanem popularly known as [Mma Patfon], here in this article, we are going to tell you everything you may need to know about Pastor [ Mrs.] Mfon Patrick.
Man that is born of woman is of few days, and full of trouble. He springs up like a flower and withers away. Like a fleeting shadow, he does not endure…. [Job 14; 1].
‘’ Life is a Phantasmal and hideous dream… a brief candle, a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage and then is heard no more; it is like a tale told by an idiots, full of sounds and fury but signifying nothing’’ [ Williams Shakespeare ].
PASTOR [MRS] MFON PATRICK EKANEM DATE OF BIRTH, AGED, BIRTHPLACE, AND FAMILIES.
In the early hours of the 5th day of June, 1959, a baby girl was born into the Family Of Elder Effiong John Umoh Of Ewt Offot and Madam Arit Efiong Umoh [ Nee Arit Akpan ] of Nung Akpa Eto family of Anua Obio, both of Uyo Local Government Area.
She was named Mfon – Which means Grace, and she was the last of the seven the union brought forth.
Being the last child, Mfon enjoyed love from all her siblings, even up to the last day of her life. She was ever seen as a baby of the family, and therefore, commanded attention at all times.
PASTOR [MRS] MFON PATRICK EKANEM EDUCATION CAREER
Young Mfon Efiong Umoh, as she called then, started her primary education at The Jubilee Primary School in Aka Offot just before the commencement of the civil war and in 1971, she completed her primary education and she then proceeded to Adiaha Obong Girls Secondary School for her Secondary education.
She successfully concluded her education at this level and passed her West African School Certificates Examination with a very high aggregate in 1977.
She later proceeded to the College Of Education, Uyo in September 1980 for a three years program which led to her obtaining her National Certificate In Education in June 1983 and proceeded to Bauchi State for her one year National Youth Service Corps.
Mrs. Mfon Patrick Ekanem was an Indomitable quester always animated by heroic spirit. She had an Incessant desire for knowledge. This explains why she always strived on even after she had been married and was beginning to bear children. Her insatiable quest for knowledge motivated her to enlist for a degree program at the University of Calabar in 1988, despite nursing a two-week-old baby.
She was able to Surmount the daunting responsibilities of motherhood and developed such an unparalleled resilience that saw her to the end of the program in June 1991.
In the ecclesiastical setting, she was not wanting. Having Known that she had a call to serve the ministry, she registered with the Assemblies Of God Bible College where she bagged her Diploma in Theology and became a Pastor with The Assemblies Of God Nigeria.
PASTOR [MRS] MFON PATRICK EKANEM OCCUPATION AND WORKING EXPERIENCE
Soon after her Secondary School education, Mfon Umoh secured an Appointment with the Post and Telecommunications Departments [ P & A ] under the Federal Ministry of Communication as a facilitator.
Though she enjoyed this work greatly because of its prospects, she had to abandon it for a career as a teacher after her training in the then College Of Education, Uyo.
Her first posting in 1985 took her to then Teachers Training college [T.T.C], Ifuho, Ikot Ikpene, which later metamorphosed into the Girls High School, Ifuho.
In 1993, she was transferred to State secondary Commercial school, Okop eto road in Ikot ekpene, where her husband was serving.
In 1995, when her husband was transferred to Community Secondary School, Ikot Ekpene udo in nsit Ubium as a Principal, she had to move forth.
Indeed, it was her agreement with her husband that whichever school he was sent to, she was meant to move with him.
Her letter of transfer could come later. So she had served with her husband in some numbers of schools including;
- State Secondary School,Ikot Ekpene LGA [1993 to 1995]
- Community Secondary School Ikot Ekpene Udo, Nsit Ubium LGA[ 1995 to 19998 ]
- West Itam secondary School, ekit Itam II, Itu LGA [ 1998 to 2004 ]
- Community Secondary School, Ibiaku itam, Itu LGA [2004 to 2009 ]
Just before her Husband’s Retirement, she was returned to West Itam Secondary School, as Vice Principal in 2009, thereafter to Community Secondary Commercial School, Ibiaku Itam from where she was posted to secondary School, Edo in Esit Eket as a Principal.
In April 2016, she was interviewed for upgrading to the rank of Principal General
She got her final posting as a Principal General to Community Secondary School, East Itam in September 2016, where she served till she took her bow from active service through death.
She was a committed teacher. Her students in all these schools mentioned will always remember her for this. As an administrator, she exhibited a very high sense of dedication to her Duty. Without any fear of contradiction, she was an Administrator par excellence.
All who came her way could attest that she was a seasoned administrator and a mother to all.
In September 2007, as her contribution to humanity and in order to raise the knowledge base of our state, she joined her husband, Patrick in establishing Patfon Unique Academy.
She was the Proprietress ofPatfon Unique Academy. She had worked tirelessly to bring the school to the stage the school is today. The boarding facilities we have made at the high school had been her sole effort.
PASTOR [MRS] MFON PATRICK EKANEM RELIGIOUS AND CHRISTIAN LIFE
PASTOR [MRS] MFON PATRICK EKANEM religious Life was predicated upon her early family background where her parents were members of The Jehovah’s Witnesses; a faith she continued with such a time she could take personal responsibility for herself and became an accountable for her choice and decisions.
After her marriage, she finally pitched her tent with The Assemblies Of God Nigeria, a place she found as a safe harbor and enjoyed the fellowship of brethren.
At Various times, she had served in different capacities with the church hierarchy. Until her Demise, she was the women ‘s Ministries [WM ] Coordinator in her local Assembly and also functioned within several other departments in the Section and District as well. Until her death, she was the District WM prayer Coordinator.
She had been a very dependable ally and associate of her husband in the work of the Ministry. She demonstrated her unflinching commitment and dedication through her prompt responses whenever duty called. She had never hesitated to join her Husband in all stations he was posted to as a minister, even when it was quite far and stressful for her.
PASTOR [MRS] MFON PATRICK EKANEM, was so zealous for God. In 2012, to satisfy her quest for a deeper knowledge of God, She undertook a pilgrimage to Jerusalem. Thereafter, she proceeded to the Assemblies Of God Bible College, Uyo for a Diploma in Theology.
PASTOR [MRS] MFON PATRICK EKANEM SOCIAL LIFE
PASTOR [MRS] MFON PATRICK EKANEM was a sociable personality, yet it could be said to be very reserved.
She was a quiet type and could not easily associate intimately with people except those she had proven to be reliable. She hated dishonesty and would go to any length to challenge such.
PASTOR [MRS] MFON PATRICK EKANEM was a very stylish and peachy woman with an implanted culture of the industry that inevitably robs extravagantly on anyone that hung around for a while. She had no dull movement.
This was why the break of dawn of each day, her first port of call after morning with her family would be her fish pond, Poultry farm, Snails farm, and Miniature garden before taking her morning bath. She also followed the same routine when returning from work in the evening.
Her life, in summary, was an embodiment of hard work and commitment to service.
She would not stop noticing some dust on the table, or feeling some sand on the floor and making haste to sweep and dust the room at every time.
She had a high sense of decorum and also had a well-rounded understanding of order and propriety that couldn’t go unnoticed by a keen observer. She never believed in doing things haphazardly. She always believed that whatever was worth doing must be properly done.
She cultivated a cordial relationship with everyone both at the workplace and at church. With a Healthy Self-esteem, she related at an accorded respect to all that came across her path, both young and old.
She greets both young and old with a smile and would not fail to add ‘’Sir’’ or ‘’Ma’’, even when he was much older than that fellow.
One thing that was very peculiar to her was the soft, gentle, tender, charming addictive, gracious smile that she radiated and which was almost contagious and had the capacity to generate warmth even in a tense situation. This endeared her to many. She spared nothing to create an ambiance of comfort and peace.
At all times, she placed her family and the church as her primary constituency and made many laudable sacrifices to endure its growth. The Church will not forget her in a hurry because of her numerous contributions.
Indeed, She was an epitome of Industry.
Like the proverbial virtuous woman, she went far and near to bring treasures into her home, such that her home lacked no good from her. She was able to provide the children with most of what they ever requested from her. She never allowed them to suffer any lack.
At times, she stood for peace, decency and had such unusual bravery to challenge injustice, unfairness, and intimidation even when her security was not guaranteed afterward.
She had a heart large enough to keep the doors her home open for as many as she accommodates. She understood what it means to make sacrifices, both in services and in monetary aspects, especially for a worthy cause.
She was one with Midas touch and every thing she touched turned into gold.
Indeed, she was a jewel in every sense of the word.
PASTOR [MRS] MFON PATRICK EKANEM MARITAL STATUS
PASTOR [MRS] MFON PATRICK EKANEM was a woman with a captivating kind of beauty. This was surrounded by a very quiet disposition and an immutable humility that cannot go unnoticed even by a cursory onlooker. These were the qualities that captivated Patrick’s attention when he first spotted her in August 1985.
This was what could be described as ‘’ love at first sight’’. It took only a few months for the duo to move on tie the nuptial nuts, after their first initial meetings.
Her beauty was boundless; her love was deep. The more she gave her love to her Husband and Children, the more they abounded, for they were Infinite. Throughout the 31 years of this union, they had never had any sour moment.
Oh, a cruel fate that surrounds August. The very month I first set my eyes on my Jewel is the very same month she left without a word. August! August!! August!!!, How shall I forget Thee. My very month of blessing has become my month of unforgettable pains. August thou art a month of great ambivalence. I shall ever mourn this grievous blow death has dealt on this union.
PASTOR [MRS] MFON PATRICK EKANEM DEATH
PASTOR [MRS] MFON PATRICK EKANEM had always maintained a clean bill of health, until sometimes in 2016 when it was needful for that she is subjected to some screening and medical diagnoses consequent upon the recurring distressing and excruciating pains she left in several parts of her body.