Happy birthday to a Spiritual Juggernaut, a quintessential leader par excellence


CAC General Superintendent, Pastor Samuel O. Oladele

By 'Gbenga Bankole

"Leadership is not about a title or a designation. It's about impact, influence and inspiration. Impact involves getting results, influence is about spreading the passion you have for your work, and you have to inspire team-mates and customers," says  Robin S. Sharma.

The amiable and intuitive General Superintendent of our beloved church, Pastor Samuel Olusegun Oladele is in the category of leaders who made positive and unquantifiable impacts in their generation, particularly in the lives of people. Majority of well known ministers of God in CAC this day passed through him when they were in Seminary. He thought most of them. 

Good leaders are trailblazers, making a path for others to follow. Great leaders, however, inspire their people to reach higher, dream bigger, and achieve greater. Perhaps the most important leadership skill you can develop is the ability to provide inspiration to your team.

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 fluent Yoruba intonation.

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. I am blessed to be a member of CAC (Christ Apostolic Church). Thank you God to had used my father Late Pa Josiah Suuru Lennon Ogbe and his wife Mrs Florence Ogbe in planting my feet on CAC's soil as early as possible. May bless my mother and grant my father eternal rest Amen.
    I pray that if God tarry his coming God should endow me and my wife the Grace, power, passion and love to plant our children's feet in the Lord in CAC more than what their grandparents did to their father in Jesus name amen. I can't do without saying a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our amiable leader in person of CAC General Superintendent, Pastor Samuel O. Oladele. Wishing you Long life in Christ Jesus sir. "One fold, One Shepherd". I remain Bro Ogbe Michael from CAC Fulfilment District H/Q Dutse Makaranta, Abuja.

  2. I have learned so much from your example. Happy birthday to a great role model! Wishing you many happy returns. On your birthday, I pray that God continues to grant you wisdom, health, and prosperity in Jesus mighty name. I love you daddy!

  3. Happy birthday to our amiable G. S, you are indeed a blessing to our generation. May you live long to see C. A. C of your dreams. Congratulations Sir.

  4. Happy birthday daddy, Age with prolific Grace and teeming anointing......

  5. Happy Birthday to a great Teacher of the word.

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