The Face Behind TUPOCRACY

Dr. Godwin Akpan Amaowoh

A #Nigeria researcher, Dr. Godwin Akpan Amaowoh, invented the world-accepted system of Government, TUPOCRACY. According to Urban Dictionary TUPOCRACY is defined as leadership by example. Unlike Democracy, Aristocracy, Oligarchy, Autocracy, Gerontocracy etc. Amaowoh registered Nigeria on a global stage with his invention of TUPOCRACY.


Rev. Dr. Godwin Akpan Amaowoh is a Multi-gifted International and Motivational Speaker, Bestselling Author, Pastor and Bible expositor with special revelation insight into God’s engrafted word. A man of integrity with unquestionable character, a lover of God and a Philanthropist who has succeeded both in Private life and Ministry.

Born November 29, 1959, in MbiabongIkon 1, Ikono LGA, Akwa-Ibom State. Rev. Dr Godwin Akpan Amaowoh had his primary education at the Methodist School, Nung Ukim and got his First Leaving Certificate with Merit level in 1973. He became the Best Student in WASCE at Ikono People’s High School, Nung Ukim in 1978. He worked as a clerical officer with the Ministry of Education; Cross River State between 1979 to 1980 and resigned for further studies at the College of Education, Uyo where he studied Geography and History.

Dr. Amaowoh underwent his compulsory NYSC at Birabi Memorial Grammar School, Bori, Ogoni between 1983 to 1984. He was employed as a classroom teacher by the River State Secondary Schools Management Board in 1985 as a Hardworking, Honest and Diligent Copper who also contributed immensely to the moral transformation of the Staff and Students. He did this also in all the schools where he taught, Government Secondary School, Tebidaba and Bodo, Ogoni. Resigned for full-time Preaching Ministry with the Assemblies of God, Nigeria in 1989.

Rev. Godwin Amaowoh was at The Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, Uyo in 1991 where got a Diploma in Theology with Distinction. He obtains his B.A., 1st Class in Biblical Studies and Theology from Assemblies of God Divinity School of Nigeria, Old Umuahia in 1997. Amaowoh got his MA in Religious Studies from the University of Uyo in Akwa Ibom State in 2002. The servant of God, Rev. Dr. Godwin Akpan Amaowoh obtained a PhD with Distinction in Religious Studies, New Testament from the University of Nigeria, Nsuka in 2006.

He began his Ministerial work as a worker in Assemblies of God Nigeria and grows to be in many leadership positions in the Christian Community where he served meritoriously at various times as Sunday School Teacher, Church Secretary, CASOR President, Organizing Secretary for the Christian Union, College of Education, Uyo; Chorister, Ardent soul-winner, Intercessor and Zonal School Coordinator for SU Nigeria, Bori Church Pastor, Section Leader, Missions and Men’s Ministries Coordinator, LMTC Teacher, Presbyter, National Youth Ministries Director, Care-Taker Committee Chairman in three Districts, Chairman/Member of many sensitive Panels, District Superintendent of Eket and currently the General Secretary, Assemblies of God, Nigeria.

Pastor Amaowoh in the over 30 years of his full-time Ministry has similarly served meritoriously in numerous Committees in the administration of the church and religious matters in the country both within and outside Assemblies of God Nigeria. From a poor family and remote village, where he had to trek long distances from his village to both Primary and Secondary Schools in Nung Ukim, yet through hard work, vision and determination, he was able to distinguish himself as a brilliant scholar.

Between 2001 to 2007 when he served as National Director of Youth Ministry for Assemblies of God, Nigeria, the man of God was able to launch the Philosophy of Youths for Positive impact. This, as a vehicle of social change, galvanized the Youths under his watch into instruments of national development with amazing testimonies of impacts to show in the lives of the youths. Today, many of his students and youths under his mentorship had grown to become fully developed adults with humanistic successes in their different professional areas of life. In 2007 one of his former students presented him with a car gift, a Ford Explorer as living proof that his mentorship had breaded bundles of successful men and women in society.

When he was appointed Caretaker Committee Chairman for Calabar District of Assemblies of God, Nigeria in 2002, Ahoada District in 2004 and 2005 and Eket District in 2007 based on the constitution of the Church to bring peace and order to the affected Districts, Rev. Dr. Godwin Akpan Amaowoh been an expert in crises management and conflict resolution was able to bring lasting peace resolutions to those Districts.

Having been elected Superintendent of Eket District in 2007, the legend served meritoriously till 2014 when he was overwhelmingly elected General Secretary of Assemblies of God Nigeria and reelected in November 2018. Rev. Amaowoh is a member of many Associations, Boards and Panels including, Member of the Governing Council Evangel University Akaeze, General Secretary BoT Assemblies of God Nigeria, etc.

He is an Impact Maker, a Humanistic Revolutionary and a Philanthropist par excellence who has torched lives and given them meaning through awards of scholarships, sponsoring of indigent students, and providing for the needy. He is deeply involved in Community and Social Development through the provision of water boreholes and attracting a road construction project to his community. He has been consistently the highest donor under the aegis of Mbiabong Ikon 1 Development Association, MIDA. He has single-handedly attracted the Road Construction of the following Communities: NungUkim – NdinyaMfia – Mbiabong Ikon 1 – Ibesikpo Road which is ongoing by Cross River Basin Development Authority.

Pastor Amaowoh is currently building a group of schools at Ikot Ekpene that will bring down the high cost of school fees for every family and the wards of the common man to contribute to the educational development of the Nation. The staff of the National Bureau of Statistics on an official visit, had acknowledged the landmark contributions of this man of God to his community and the world at large. Aside from the fact that a major Avenue at the Shelter Afrique Extension in Uyo, the Capital City of the Land of Promise, Akwa Ibom State is named after him, Dr. Amaowoh’s Community organized a reception for him and awarded him the title, Ambassador for Peace in 2008.

Rev. Dr. Amaowoh has contributed to National Development through the writing of books, some of which are: Turning Failure into Success; Adventure into Greatness, Youth that cannot be despised, How to Succeed in Your Academics, Biblical Principles of Prosperity, Divine Exaltation, Tupocracy; Leadership by Example for Church and Civil Society, Critical Issues in Successful Pastoral Ministry and Christian Service, Journals, Radio Commentaries and Articles. His greatest contribution to the International Community is the invention of Tupocracy as one word for leadership by example, in the family of Democracy, Aristocracy, Oligarchy, Autocracy, Gerontocracy etc. Tupocracy which was invented by Rev. Amaowoh during his Doctoral Degree Research at the University of Nigeria, Nsuka was endorsed and recommended for publication by the Board of Examiners with Rev. Fr. Prof. Vincent Nyoyoko as External Examiner. Today, the usage of TUPOCRACY is monitored by a Dictionary publishing firm seeking to include the supper word in its lexicon.

He is happily married to Comfort Amaowoh, a retired Chief Health Educator with the Akwa Ibom State Hospital Management Board and is blessed with Children and Grandchildren.

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