Senior Pastor, Daystar Christian Centre Lagos, Pastor Sam Adeyemi has
said the value of any Church is measured by its impacts on the society
where it exists not the built cathedrals. Sam Adeyemi stated this over the
weekend when the church gave out school materials to various pupils and
students across the state as they resume for the new academic session.
The church leader said “We as a church believe and practice the teaching
of Christ on being responsible to the society where we live. We noticed the
gap and a unit in our church started it over seven years ago and it has
since become an annual event for us. This year, we decentralized around
six various locations like Idimu, Agege, Ikorodu, Lekki, Badagry and
Oregun in Lagos so that many people can benefit. We are doing 20,000
children this year and the reports getting to me show the pupils and their
parents are happy. What is the value of a church if it can contribute to the
In a chat with journalists during the event, Pastor Adeyemi noted though
the government is trying its best, but urged other church leaders to support
governments at all levels in solving the societal issues particularly the
educational challenges. He noted the country needs to be deliberate in
taking care of the most vulnerable people as such portends dangers ahead.
He charges the governments officials at all levels to maximize the
opportunity to create lasting positive impressions. “Leadership is a
phenomena opportunity. Selfishness and leadership don’t go together. It is
sacrifice that makes the best of a leader’s opportunity. I want to encourage
our leaders to pay more attention to these younger lives because they are
our tomorrow as a Nation” He concluded.
The church benevolence unit head, Akinwande Ademosu said “the passion
behind the programme annually is tied to the commitment of the church to
raise the next generation of leaders. We are committed to see
transformation in the true sense of it not just in words. This massive
expense is solely powered by the church without any agency’s support.
However, we are opened going forward to such so we can touch more lives
in the society. It is about the people not the church”.