Pioneer Music Director of CAC Worldwide, Pastor Olukunle to be laid to rest this week, as Service of Songs starts today

By 'Gbenga Bankole

Service of Songs for the late pioneer Music Director of Christ Apostolic Church, Worldwide, Pastor (Dr.) Samuel O. Olukunle will hold today Monday February 3, 2020 at Christ Apostolic Church, Oke Idande Zonal Headquarters, Ringroad, Ibadan by 4pm.

Today's Service of Songs is meant for landlords and others in the neighborhood of the late music icon in Amuloko, Ibadan.

CAC NEWS learnt that the Service of Songs continues on Tuesday February 4, 2020 and it is meant for CAC General Secretariat Staff in honour of Pastor Olukunle at 53, Alugbo Zone, Akoomeji, Amuloko, Ibadan by 4pm. Wednesday February 4, 2020 will be Service of Songs for everybody (the general public).

We also gathered that Christian Wake holds on Thursday 6th February, 2020 by 5pm at CAC General Secretariat, Basorun, Ibadan.

The legend will be laid to rest on Friday 7th February, 2020 at 53, Alugbo Zone, Akoomeji, Amuloko, Ibadan by 9am, while Outing Service and Reception holds same day by 11am at CAC General Secretariat, Basorun, Ibadan.

His Biography

Pastor Samuel Olufemi Olakunle was born at Oke-Odan, Ogun State in 1935.

He attended Kaduna Government College where he obtained Royal Society of Arts Certificate in Book-Keeping, English, Economics, Commerce and Typewriting. He was honoured with a doctorate certificate in Hymnology. He attended CAC Theological Seminary from 1981-1983 and obtained Diploma Certificate in Theology.

He was an Office Manager and Accountant with Green HAM Plant Hire, a division of U.A.C. from 1965-1980 before he became a Minister of God. He pastored three assemblies within 11 years before he was deployed to the CAC General Secretariat Ibadan as Personal Assistant to Pastor J.D. Obafemi, former President of CAC Worldwide.

The legend worked on CAC hymns for the church and has arranged the English, Yoruba, Hausa, Igbo and Isoko Hymns versions. He also arranged tunes in staff-notation and tonic solfa for easy reference of those hymns. He is a translator by talent.

He wrote many books such as Ministers' Guide, Notes from the Bible, 100 Bible Lessons, Collections of Hymns With Similar Tunes in English and Yoruba.

Pastor Olukunle was the first Music Secretary and the first Music Director for Christ Apostolic Church, Worldwide, before he retired in the year 2015. He was in attendance when he was honored alongside other heroes at the 2019 Music Ministers' Conference.

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