Not many people know that Daystar Christian Church of God founded by Pastor Sam Adeyemi, successful motivational speaker and writer, with headquarters based in Lagos was built into a mega church through the supportive role of his wife, Pastor Nike Adeyemi who is also a co-pastor of the church with a ministry which is specially geared towards women.
Nike Adeyemi was born on April 11 th 1967 to the family of Professor Gabriel and Princess Aderonke Ogunmola. She graduated from the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) with a B.sc and M.sc in Architecture in 1989 and 1991 respectively.
The Architect turned Pastor is the Director, Women Ministries of Daystar Christian Church and the President of Real Women Foundation, a motivational and healing ministry for women. She is a living testimony of her ministry as she practices what she preaches. And unlike some other wives of the new generational church pastors who like to live in grandeur and magnificence, Pastor Nike is very simple, though in a classy and fashionable way. She is also quiet and easy going.
What many people don’t know about the success of Daystar Church is the enormous role of Pastor Nike. The church which was founded in 1995. The church actually started very small with much need and lack. The church was inaugurated at the Eko Chinese Restaurant with just couple of members. But all that is history now, as it has grown phenomenally in these 20 years and boast of members of over 44,000 members who worship at the permanent site of the church located at the Oregun axis of Lagos.
No doubt , just as Pastor Sam Adeyemi is obviously the face of the church as he ranks as one of the most sought after pastors in Christendom with his eloquent and motivational speaking, his wife also plays a key role in the growth of the church.
As a matter of fact, Pastor Sam as publicly acknowledged how Pastor Nike molded him in a lot of way, starting from his dressing and other things.
A lot of people who are members of the ministry will also testify that Pastor Nike is a fulcrum of support to the church. Since her ministry is all about women, she has been able to pull different women both the high and mighty in the society into the church.
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