Pastor Sam Adeyemi Biography: Meet the Daystar Christian Centre Founder

Pastor Sam Adeyemi is the originator of the Daystar Christian Center, Lagos, Nigeria, a senior pastor, an author of numerous publications. He is also a well-known motivational speaker, an entrepreneur, the president, and the founder of Success Power International and Daystar Leadership Academy. He is also the host of the program success power that airs on radio and TV channels within and outside Nigeria.

Profile Summary of Pastor Samuel Adeyemi

  • Full Name: Pastor Samuel Adesanya Adeyemi
  • Date of Birth: February 3, 1967
  • Age: 57​ years old
  • State of Origin: Kogi
  • Nationality: Nigerian
  • Status: Married
  • Spouse: Adenike Adeyemi
  • Children: 3
  • Occupation: Pastor, entrepreneur, motivational speaker

Pastor Sam Adeyemi Is From Kogi State

Pastor Samuel Adeyemi was born in Niger State, Nigeria, in Ndayako village, close to Mokwa. He is from Odo-Ere, Yagba, in Kogi State, Nigeria. He was born on February 3, 1967. He attended Kwara State polytechnic, where he had his (HND) Higher National Diploma in Civil Engineering. After his HND, he proceeded to get his master’s degree in Leadership Studies from the University of Exeter in 2011. Pastor Samuel Adeyemi also obtained a doctorate in strategic leadership from Regent University, Virginia, USA, in 2017.

His father is Chief SB Adeyemi, but his mother’s name is not known. The Daystar founder has a younger brother who is also a Pastor, and his name is Victor Adeyemi. The two brothers began ministerial work in the Rhema Chapel in Kwara State. Although he has climbed the ladder of success, he has not forgotten where he came from.

How Pastor Sam Adeyemi Began His Ministry

As mentioned earlier, Pastor Adeyemi started his career in the Rhema chapel alongside his brother in Kwara State. That was not only a starting point for him but equipped him with all the knowledge he needed for the further journey ahead. He later became the director of pastoral care, given to him as an appointment by Rev. George Adegboye. Afterward, Sam Adeyemi became the minister in charge, but he was later transferred to the church’s Lagos State branch. He is motivated by Bishop David Oyedepo of the living faith Church, winners chapel.

He Founded Daystar Christian Center When He was 27 Years Old

Adeyemi started his ministry in 1994. He was 27 years old at that time, and at first, things were not moving quite well in his ministry. Also, at this time, he was already teaching on the radio and was reaching out to many. Pastor Samuel decided to embark on a fasting and prayer program with his wife, asking God to direct his path. The pastor confesses that God indeed answered his payers in July 1994 when God instructed him to start Daystar Christian Center and Success Power International.

Young pastor Sam listened to the voice he heard and soon established Daystar Christian center and success power international in November 1995. As a matter of fact, on November 19, 1995, Daystar Christian Center had its first service at Eko Chinese hotel on Allen Avenue, Ikeja Lagos. However, other challenges like payment of rent and management of the place soon ensued. Adeyemi also had some issues with the manager regarding the settlement of the leased space. But Pastor Adeyemi never gave up. Today, Daystar is one of the Churches making waves, with numerous activities online, offline, and on air.

He Began Success Power International in 1995

Due to Pastor Sam Adeyemi’s love for helping people achieve their goals, he started Success Power International in 1995. On the platform, he offers a motivational guide to people by talking about what they need to develop and maximize their talents. Pastor Sam uses radio broadcasts, seminars, audio-video, and books to reach out to his very large audience. The vision of Success Power International is to reveal the knowledge that will help individuals discover and develop their God-given talent.

Daystar Leadership Academy was founded in 2002

Daystar Leadership Academy is a nonprofit leadership and management development school located at number 71, Kudirate Abiols way, Ikeja Oregun, Lagos. It was founded in January 2002 by Pastor Samuel Adeyemi. The purpose of the Academy is to raise remarkable leaders that would make an impact wherever they go and help transform the image of the country.

The Academy offers the following courses below:

  • Basic leadership course
  • Basic leadership course (executive)
  • Basic leadership course for teenagers(13-19 years)
  • Weekend leadership certificate course (Basic and advanced)
  • Advance leadership course
  • Advanced leadership course (executive).

Over 40,000 students have graduated from the Academy since it began.

Pneuma Publishing

Pastor Sam Adeyemi manufactures and sells his books through his publishing firm, Pneuma Publishing. It was established as an information resource center in 1995. The company has become a large publishing house, information resources management, and distribution organization.

Below are Pastor Samuel Adeyemi’s Books.

  • Start With What You Have.
  • The Parable of Dollars: Proven Strategies for Your Financial Success.
  • Real money
  • Ideas Rule the World
  • Generation Z+
  • The Super Achievers Breakfast
  • Success is Who you Are
  • Sex Straight Talk
  • The Second Revolution
  • Nigeria of My Dream
  • Lead: Proving Principles to Multiply YourSsuccess at Any Level
  • Success Guaranteed by the Blood Covenant
  • Think and Succeed

Apart from the aforementioned establishments, Pastor Sam is also into other businesses in Nigeria and beyond. He is the founder of a Leadership Consultant firm known as Sam Adeyemi GLC Inc. The company located in the United States offers leadership consultancy services to different companies. Adeyemi joined Forbes Coaches Council in November 2020. Alongside other career coaches, he provides professional advice to businesses and individuals regarding growth and development.

Pastor Sam is Married to Adenike Adeyemi

Pastor Sam Adeyemi is happily married to Adenike Adeyemi, and they have three beautiful children, a son – Tyke Dave Toluwani, and two daughters – Sophie Adeyemi and Adora Adeyemi. Pastor Samuel met his wife in his church, and they both said “I do” to each other in 1993. The couple has been together for 31​ years and has become a model for younger Christian couples. They have never been in any form of controversy.

The couple never fails to celebrate each other on and off social media, especially on birthdays and anniversaries. This always leaves their fans in awe of their love. Pastor Samuel Adeyemi’s wife, Adenike, is the founder of The Real Woman Foundation. It is an NGO that seeks to transform the lives of abused children and women in society.


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