Rev. Ande I. Emmanuel is the Senior Pastor of the United Methodist Church Antakiya Mayodassa Jalingo. He currently serves as the Conference Secretary of the Southern Nigeria Annual Conference. He served four years as the Administrative Assistant to the Nigerian Bishop and the Communications Director for the Nigeria UMC Episcopal Area.
He completed his Master of Divinity at Reform Theological Seminary in Mkar, Nigeria. He completed his Master of Theological Studies at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington DC. While at Wesley, Rev. Ande Emmanuel was an intern with the General Board of Church and Society working with the “Imagine No Malaria” program and following legislative advocacy on Peace Building on Capitol Hill. He was ordained Elder by Bishop Julius C. Trimble at the Iowa UMC Annual Conference. Upon his return to his home country Nigeria, he has worked with the General Board of Church and Society as Minister for Congregational and Community Engagement focusing on peace building and conflict transformation.
He has attended General Conference since 2012 and served as a delegate 2016, 2019, and 2020. He is the founder of Africa Voice of Unity, a caucus that is working for the unity of the United Methodist Church across Africa irrespective of the outcome of the next General Conference.
Rev. Emmanuel is happily married to his wife, Lami Ande Emmanuel and their union is blessed with three children.