Rev. Dr. Uma Ukpai Biography: Age, Wife, Children & Net Worth

Rev. Dr. Uma Ukpai – Pastor

Stage Name: Daddy Uma Ukpai
Real Name: Rev. Dr. Uma Ukpai
Occupation: Pastor 
Date Of Birth/Age: 7th January, 1945 (78 years old)
Place of Birth: Asaga in Ohafia, Abia State
Gender: Male
Nationality: Nigerian
Marital Status: Pastor Philomena Uma Ukpai (Wife)
Education: School of Journalism and Television in the United Kingdom
Known for: Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN)

Rev. Dr. Uma Ukpai, born on January 7, 1945, is a Christian leader, international evangelist, and preacher from Nigeria. He is renowned as the founder and president of Uma Ukpai Evangelistic Association (UUEA), a non-denominational gospel ministry based in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. Additionally, Uma Ukpai plays a significant role as a key leader in the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), being one of its founders.

Early Life

Uma Ukpai, an Igbo from Asaga in Ohafia, Abia State, converted to Christianity in 1958. His early life was marked by challenges, losing his father at the tender age of 10. Despite facing adversities, Ukpai’s resilience and determination shaped his character. Reflecting on his past, he expressed empathy for the poor, having experienced firsthand the struggles of saving money for school fees. His perspective on life became a testament to turning adversities into stepping stones.

Education and Qualification

Uma Ukpai’s educational journey took him through Uma Ukpai Memorial Primary School, Asaga, and Khana County Council School, Ogoni. Subsequently, he attended All Saints Secondary School, Aba, and Niger Delta Technical School, now Boys Technical College, Aba. His pursuit of knowledge extended to the School of Journalism and Television in the United Kingdom, South Florida Christian College in Miami, Florida, USA, and Carolina Christian University and Burke Bible College in Kentucky, USA. Uma Ukpai holds a Certificate in Electrical Engineering Practice, a Diploma in Journalism, and Bachelor and Doctorate Degrees in Divinity.


Rev Uma Ukpai is recognized for his role in building bridges between different denominations through his evangelistic, prophetic, and crusade ministry. For over 30 years, his ministry has been marked by citywide crusades all over Nigeria, promoting healing, deliverance, and the message of Christ. He is also actively involved in a medical outreach, providing essential healthcare services while spreading the teachings of the Gospel.


Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo and Rev Uma Upai
Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo and Rev Uma Upai

Uma Ukpai’s impactful crusades include the annual Greater Ohafia For Christ Crusade, the Anioma One-million Man Crusade in collaboration with Dr. Celestine Iwendi, Nsukka 2012, and Greater Ibadan for Christ 1982. Notably, the Greater Lagos for Christ Crusade of 1985 birthed the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), showcasing the enduring impact of his ministry on the nation.

Medical Outreach

Beyond preaching, Uma Ukpai is actively involved in healthcare initiatives. He chairs the Uma Ukpai Eye Centre and King of Kings Hospital, a specialist hospital in Abia State, catering to communities in Abia, Akwa Ibom, and Cross River States.

Academic Institutions

Uma Ukpai’s commitment to education is evident through his involvement in various academic institutions. He is the proprietor of Uma Ukpai School of Theology and Biblical Studies in Uyo, Uma Ukpai Polytechnic in Asaga, Uma Ukpai Scholarship Foundation, and Joseph Business School, an affiliate of Joseph Business School in Chicago, USA.

Wife and Kids


Rev. Dr. Uma and Wife, Pastor Philomena Uma Ukpai

Rev. Dr. Uma Ukpai is happily married to Pastor Philomena Uma Ukpai. Their union has been blessed with eight children and an adopted child. However, tragedy struck when they lost two of their children in a car accident on the same day, underscoring the depth of challenges faced in their personal lives.

Net Worth

Rev. Dr. Uma Ukpai is estimated to be worth about 50 million dollars. You can connect with him on Instagram.