Happy birthday to an institution, a teacher of teachers, Pastor Oladele

Pastor S.O. Oladele

By 'Gbenga Bankole

If there is any member of Christ Apostolic Church, Worldwide who doesn't know the General Superintendent of the mission, Pastor Samuel Olusegun Oladele, that person must be coming from another planet. Pastor Oladele is well known for his teaching prowess and ability dish out the undiluted word of God in a unique way. You can easily identify him whenever he is teaching even if you're not watching him. This is due to his command of English language and "Queen's English."

Some of the well known Ministers who God is using mightily in this generation passed through the tutelage of the custodian of knowledge.

Pastor Oladele was born on Tuesday, the 30th of August, 1955 at about 9.50 am in the small village of Alagbagba in Odeda Local Government Area of Ogun State to Late Pa Gabriel and Madam Alice Oladele.

He attended CAC Primary School, Alagbagba and at a very tender age of 14 entered into the ministry by training locally under the late Pastors J. B.  Akande and J. O. Ogundiran respectively. He went to the CAC Bible Training College in Akure and graduated in 1974, having trained under late Mrs. O. O. A. Pearce and Pastor M. O. Faloye. Upon the completion of his studies, he was retained on the staff list of the CAC Bible Training College where he worked as a tutor until 1977 when he left Nigeria for the United Kingdom where he attended The International Bible Training Institute in Burgess-Hill, West Sussex.

The General Superintendent returned to Nigeria in 1980 to join CAC Theological Seminary as a tutor until 1983 when he left for the United States of America.

While in the USA he trained further in the following schools:

(i)Berean Bible College, San-Diego, California

(ii)St. Louis Christian College, Florissant, Missouri

(iii)International Bible Institute and Seminary in Plymouth, Florida where he obtained a Master’s Degree in Theology.

(iv)Haggai Institute for Advanced Leadership Training in Singapore.

He had worked as an Assembly Pastor at:
(a)CAC  Oke-Imole, Ijeshatedo under Itire DCC, Lagos.

(b)CAC Agbokojo in Ibadan.

Promoted a District Superintendent November 1991 and seved in that capacity at:
(i)CAC Sanngo District, Ibadan.

(ii)CAC Oke-Igbala District, Efon-Alaaye

(iii)CAC Eleta District in Ibadan.

Promoted an Assistant General Superintendent in 1996 and became a Chairman in 2002.
·Posted to CAC Oke-Ado DCC as Chairman January 2004 where he has remained till his promotion as the General Superintendent elect, CAC (Worldwide). Married to Mrs. Susanna Kehiinde Oladele (Nee Olawade) and blessed with four sons.

As you mark your birthday today, may the Lord continue to use you for His glory sir. May you continue to be His soldier and be relevance in this generation.


  1. This is indeed wonderful and marvelous in our eyes.
    May God Almighty continue to shower His Grace upon us all in this Christ Apostolic Church.

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