Pastor George Effiom was born in Lagos, Nigeria. He acquired his elementary, high school and college education in Nigeria, prior to relocating to the United States in 1986 to continue his education.
He accepted Jesus Christ as his personal savior in 1990 while attending Macedonia Baptist Church in Lewisville, Texas, under the leadership of Reverend T.J. Denson. He later joined New Birth Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas, under the leadership of Reverend (Dr.) George W. Pryor, where he acknowledged his call into the gospel ministry in November 1997 and was ordained a Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ on January 10, 1999.
He holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) degree in Management Studies from the University of Calabar in Calabar, Nigeria, a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Biblical Studies from Southern Bible Institute in Dallas, Texas, and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree in Finance from North Texas State University (now University of North Texas) in Denton, Texas. He also holds basic and advanced diplomas in Biblical Studies from Southern Bible Institute and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Biblical Preaching.
He accepted his call into pastoral ministry in July 2003, when he founded Divine Grace Baptist Church in Lewisville, Texas. On July 1, 2007, the Lord called him to United Christian Fellowship of Arlington, Texas, where he currently serves as Senior Pastor.
In furtherance of his divine calling, Pastor Effiom founded George Effiom Ministries in 2015 as a vehicle to teach biblical truth in the areas of marriage, business and unity in the body of Christ. His vision for George Effiom Ministries is that it will become an instrument for the propagation of a biblical worldview and the expansion of the rule of God in homes, businesses and churches across the United States and around the world.
Pastor Effiom is married to Kim, a gifted singer, playwright and speaker, who leads Kim E Ministries (kimeministries.com)– a Christian organization committed to propagating the gospel of Jesus Christ through music and the dramatic arts. They are the parents of four children – Kendrick, Tynee, Laura and Lauren.