The Pastors

Dr. Akpo and Andrea Onduku

Dr. Akpo Onduku

Dr. Akpo Onduku has a passion for winning souls and church planting. He is an astute leadership and motivational speaker who has spoken in both secular and Christian conferences around the world. He has a great drive to inspire people in discovering and maximizing their potential to enable them to fulfill their purpose in life. He possesses postgraduate degrees in Public Administration, International Relations, Peace and Conflict Studies and Law from universities across Europe, Africa and the USA. He holds other professional qualifications such as a certificate in PAIRS (Practical Application of Intimate Relationship Skills) from the USA. Dr. Onduku is a consultant in peace and conflict resolution and has worked as a university researcher and Christian charity worker in Florida, USA. He is a strong believer in the power of prayer and the manifestation of the power of God through miracles.

Dr. Akpo Onduku has been the Resident Pastor of Chapel of Grace since January 4th 2009. Prior to this, he was a serving minister in RCCG, Strongtower Parish Bradford which he pioneered along with three other adults in 2002. He returned to Bradford after a two year stay in Miami, Florida where he served in a Zonal Headquarter church (RCCG Victory Parish) and helped to coordinate a new parish in West Palm Beach, Florida, (RCCG Latter Rain Parish). He believes in teaching the word of God with simplicity to develop confident leaders for the future. He is passionate in winning the lost and seeing the captives set free through healing and deliverance. On his return to Bradford, Dr. Onduku also pioneered and facilitated the quarterly 24 hour prayer chain. Beyond this, he has also been involved in several other evangelistic crusades and programmes within the UK and in various other parts of the world.  Additionally he is a lecturer of The School of Disciples in various campus in the North of England.

Andrea Onduku

Andrea Onduku pastors Chapel of Grace along with her husband, Dr. Onduku. She is a devoted mother, writer, editor and she has served as a church administrator both in the USA and UK. She has a degree in Counselling and Psychology in Community Settings in the UK and studied Marriage and Family Therapy at the postgraduate level in the USA. She also holds several professional qualifications including a certificate in PAIRS from the USA, and qualifications in Information, Advice and Guidance, Conflict Resolution and Management and Dealing with Conflict. She is currently a relationship columnist and the editor of Sunrise Magazine, a quarterly magazine of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, UK and part of the writing team for the RCCG UK Zeal Children Church Manual. She has also served as a writer, editor and presenter on the daily television broadcast ‘Open Heavens Reflections’ broadcast on OHTV (SKY 199) and a lecturer at Christ The Redeemer Bible College, London, teaching Christian Integrative Counselling. She has ministered in several forums and conferences across the UK and Europe. She is the founder of The Royal Daughters whose goal is to bring women of all ages together so that they can learn from one another and support each other as is advised in Titus 2:3-5. One of the objectives of The Royal Daughters Ministry is to build the self esteem of its members by encouraging them to see the truth of the glorious women that God has created them to be and help them to walk in this truth. She is also the host of the annual Royal Daughters Conference with leading women speakers from around the world. She has a strong passion to see the hurting restored and relationships repaired through the freedom that only Jesus Christ can give.

Dr. Akpo and Andrea Onduku are both also graduates of the School of Disciples, an Accelerated Postgraduate Discipleship programme of Christ Redeemer’s Ministries of The Redeemed Christian Church of God Worldwide and the NABET program which is an Associate Diploma in Christian Ministry. They are blessed with three children, John, Phoebe and Ethan.

The Ministering Team

 Dr. Jennifer Epoyun-William 

Dr. Jennifer possesses an undergraduate and Masters degree in Law and a doctorate in Business Management (Accountancy, Finance and Economics) and professional qualifications in negotiation, mediation and teaching. She is currently a student member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators UK. She has a heart for the indigent and victims of domestic violence. She has worked in registered charities in Bradford and Nigeria providing legal services to the indigent and victims of domestic violence. She was a member of the Redeemed Christian fellowship, University of Buckingham and has served as a minister in the Redeemed Christian Church of God Jesus Triumph Parish in Ibadan Nigeria. As a student in Nigeria she managed the finances and fund raising activities of a charity that was run by undergraduate students which ultimately led to the purchase of a property. She is the minister in charge of the finance department and is happily married to Mr Levi Epoyun-William.

Franklin Uwaoma

Franklin Chukwuemeka Uwaoma, was born into a family of five (position as first) and raised by both parents. He grew up and lived his early stage of life at Onitsha, Anambra state Nigeria but left home after secondary school in pursuit of higher education. Franklin completed his Diploma in Computer Engineering at the University of Benin (2005 – 2008) which was where he first met the Lord. He then joined a fellowship, Heroes Family where he served as a member of the prayer team and was appointed leader of Evangelism.

Upon moving to Bradford, England UK in 2009, he embarked on a degree in Electronic Telecommunication and Internet Engineering, BEng. He is currently studying for a Masters Degree. He Joined Chapel of Grace in 2009 and has served in numerous departments within the church. Presently he is the Minister in Charge of the transport, community outreach and evangelism ministries. He also teaches the teenagers in the teenage church. He is happily married to Dr. Sade who directs the Chapel of Grace Praise Team.