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The Venerable Dr. Gideon Uzomechina is a spiritual man whose love for the Lord Jesus Christ and his mission to the world has no boundaries. He is an ordained pastor of the Anglican Communion (Anglo-Catholic Church) since 2002 following his seminary training. Being very passionate in his pastoral responsibilities and actively engaged in the community, Gideon brings a message of Christ’s love and inclusiveness to his members and to the needy and unreached. Many who have heard him deliver a sermon for the first time, concur that he has been blessed with the gifts of preaching and teaching the Word and Sacrament. His spiritual knowledge was enhanced by studying the life, time, and ministry of Jesus Christ in the land of Palestine in ecumenical and interfaith settings at St. Georges College and Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Mount Scopus, Jerusalem, Israel in 2008. His studies in Israel also included many fact-finding missions to places such as Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Golan Heights and Istanbul, Turkey. Archdeacon Gideon is a trained conflict management and resolution specialist.


Following a tumultuous and trying period of his life, God led him alongside Pastor Colin Baptiste and Pastor Harry Watson Jr. into formation and planting of the Anglican church of the Messiah (Anglican Communion), Plainfield, New Jersey where he is the Archdeacon and Vicar.


Gideon is a Fellow of Christian Theologians and Philosophers of Africa (FCTP), Africa Theological Education Network, and he holds a Doctor of Ministry Degree in Theology and Spirituality, Master of Arts Degree in Pastoral Counseling from Liberty University in Virginia. Additionally, he has a Bachelor of Education in Guidance and Counseling, a Diploma in Religious Studies, and a Diploma in Theology from the University of Jos and Bishop Crowther College of Theology, Nigeria. He also completed Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) program at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick; and works in the Prison and Police departments as chaplain. Although Father Gideon spends numerous hours with pastoral work, his high energy level allows him to pursue his hobbies which include listening to the news/gospel music, working out, reading, and socializing with family and friends.

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