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25 Facts You Never Knew About Pastor Sam Adeyemi

by Akinola Olabode

25 Facts You Never Knew About Pastor Sam Adeyemi

The life and ministry of Pastor Sam Adeyemi has impacted millions of people globally but not many people know much about him.

Sam Adeyemi is the Senior Pastor of Daystar Christian Centre a fast growing, life-changing church committed to “raising role models” based in Lagos.

He is a Motivational speaker and host of the popular programme – SUCCESS POWER – which airs on radio and television stations within and outside Nigeria.

Pastor Sam is the President of Daystar Leadership Academy, a leadership school for business owners and ministers of the Gospel.

Below are 25 facts you never knew about Pastor Sam Adeyemi:

1.Pastor Sam Adeyemi was born on February 3rd 1967.

2.His full name is Samuel Adesanya Adeyemi.25 Facts You Never Knew About Pastor Sam Adeyemi

3.The name of his father is: Chief SB Adeyemi

4.He is a native of Odo-Ere, Yagba-West Local Government Area in Kogi State Nigeria. 25 Facts You Never Knew About Pastor Sam Adeyemi

5.Married to Pastor Nike Adeyemi, a trained Architect.

6.He met his wife while pastoring in Rhema Chapel where she was a worker in the Church

7.Pastor Sam is the elder brother of Rev.Victor Adeyemi, the Senior Pastor of Global Harvest Church Ibadan

8.He entered into full-time ministry at the same time with his younger brother; Victor at Rhema Chapel under the leadership of Reverend George Adegboye in Kwara State. 25 Facts You Never Knew About Pastor Sam Adeyemi

9.Pastor Sam and his brother, Victor were the first members of their family to become ministers of God. 25 Facts You Never Knew About Pastor Sam Adeyemi

10.While he was in Rhema Chapel in 1995, Rev. George Adegboye made him the Director of Pastoral Care before he later made him Minister in Charge, and later posted him to Lagos.

11.Daystar Christian Center was inaugurated on November 18, 1995 at the Eko Chinese Hotel on Allen Avenue,(4th floor) Ikeja Lagos.

12.When he can not afford the rents of the restaurant, he moved the Church to Coker Village, Alausa, Lagos which was mistaken for the one in Iganmu area of Lagos. When people wanted to come to church in taxies, they took them somewhere else in Lagos. It was a remote and dirty environment

13.From there, the Church was moved to 71, Kudirat Abiola way, Oregun

14.He is the host of a radio and television program “Success Power”

15.Sam Adeyemi’s favourite quote: “behind every success and achievements lies plenty story to tell”

16.At the inception of his radio program, he was paying N7,000 every week for the 15 minutes broadcast on Raypower and

N13,000 per week for the use of the restaurant for Church service.When the radio station doubled the rate for the broadcast and he couldn’t cope, he took broadcast off Raypower to OGBC2 Abeokuta.

17.He has experienced hard times in Ministry.There was a time that the manager of one of his church’s rented space chased his workers out and warns against holding prayer meeting there, the manager also went on to occupy the rented hall with his friends to play games and Pastor Sam Adeyemi had to beg him to allow him to hold service there with promise to pay him after the service.

It was just about ten minutes to the end of the service when the manager sent an usher to him, he had to pause the service to take out money from the offering to pay the manager but today it is history.

18.He established Pneuma Publishing Limited, an information resource management company duly registered by the ministry in 1995 under the Corporate Acts Commission of Nigeria. It was pioneered by the Managing Director, Pastor (Mrs.) Nike Adeyemi. The business was established just for the passion for books and information. She started by selling local and foreign books that had aided her growth and development while growing up.

This, she did, within the living room, through encouragement from her husband, Rev. Sam Adeyemi, who later wrote the book, Start With What You Have. Then, a shop was acquired simultaneously as Sam Adeyemi’s published books and audio messages which later became best sellers. Pneuma Publishing House became the sole publisher of Adeyemi’s books

Then, a shop was acquired simultaneously as Sam Adeyemi’s published books and audio messages which later became best sellers. Pneuma Publishing House became the sole publisher of Adeyemi’s books

19.He established Daystar Children Centre formerly known as Daystar Daycare. It was founded as a non-profit organization in September 2001.

20.Established Daystar Leadership Academy in 2002

21.What really shot Pastor Sam Adeyemi into limelight was Success Power. This is an outstanding motivational programme on radio and television.

22.Pastor Sam Adeyemi’s mentor: Bishop Oyedepo23.Today, areDaystar is running four services on Sunday

23.Today, Daystar Christian Centre is running four services on Sunday

24.He has written many books among which are: Parable of Dollars, Start with what you have, among others

25.Pastor Sam Adeyemi is happily married to Pastor Nike Adeyemi and is blessed with 3 lovely Children.

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