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Happy birthday to Director of Youth Affairs, CAC Nigeria and Overseas, Pastor Gbuyiro

Director of Youth Affairs, CAC Nigeria and Overseas, Pastor Samson O. Gbuyiro

By 'Gbenga Bankole

February 11 of every year is a memorable and remarkable day in the life of the Director of Youth Affairs, Christ Apostolic Church, Nigeria and Overseas, Pastor Samson Olawale Gbuyiro. This is because he was born on this day some years ago.

Pastor Samson Olawale Gbuyiro, a born again child of God was born on February 11, 1974 in a place called Egbe-Oba in Ikunrin, Ikole Local Government , Ekiti State to the family of Chief Adedara and Deaconess Alice Gbuyiro.

He had his Primary Education at St. Peters Anglican Primary School, Ikole-Ekiti between 1981 and 1986 and Secondary School at Ansar-udeen Secondary School, Ikole-Ekiti between 1987 and 1992.

Pastor Gbuyiro bagged B.A. Degree in Christian Religious Studies/ Education at Ekiti State University, Ekiti State in 2002, and Masters Degree in Sociology of Religion at prestigious University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State in 2015.

However, he has his religious training at Christ Apostolic Church Theological Seminary, Ile-Ife, Osun State where he bagged Diploma in Religious Studies in 1997. He was ordained a Pastor in CAC in 1999.

He is a pioneer Pastor of CAC Oke Agbara English Assembly, Ashi, Ibadan and was promoted by the Authority of CAC Worldwide to the rank of Districts Superintendent of the church. .

Because of his passion to see couples experience paradise on earth in their marriages, he was inspired by the Holy Spirit to start Marital Empowerment Training (MET) a body that empowers singles, married couples and enhances their success in marriage.

He is also an author of many books and most of which address issues on marriage for singles and married.

Pastor Gbuyiro was appointed by the Authority of CAC Worldwide as the 4th Youth Officer of the church in July 2016.

Prior to his appointment as the Youth Officer, he has served in the following capacities in the Youth Fellowship:

i. Assistance District Youth Coordinator, CAC Oke-Imole District, Agbowo, Ibadan- 1999-2001

· ii. District Youth Coordinator, CAC Oke-Imole District, Agbowo, Ibadan- 2001-2003

· iii. Zonal Youth Coordinator, CAC Oke-Imole Zone, Agbowo, Ibadan. 2003-2016

· iv. Treasurer, Oyo state Youth Fellowship. 2002-2005

· v. State Coordinator, Oyo state Youth Fellowship. 2005-2017

· vi. Treasurer, Ikeji II Youth Conference Centre. 2008-2010

· vii. Member of the Youth Advisory Committee. 2010

· viii. Chairman, Ikeji II Youth Conference Centre Planning Committee. 2011-2017


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