Samuel Olorunfemi: Soldier, Clergy and Father Extraordinaire

December 6, 2021


Late Reverend (Dr) Samuel Kayode Olorunfemi. Image Credit: Philip Olorunfemi

The first male child Kayode Olorunfemi was born into the family of Chief Moses Obadofin Mamu Olorunfemi Irukera and Mrs Oliyeyo Abigail Olorunfemi all of Otun Gbede in Ayetoro Gbede on 21th January 1942 he was later Christened Samuel after his baptism.

He started his primary school education in Iyah Gbede in 1954, and obtained his first school leaving certificate in 1960, he proceeded to Idah Craft School now known as Federal Polytechnic’s Idah from 1961 – 1962. He briefly taught the younger ones at the First Baptist Church School Ayetoro Gbede between 1963 – 64. In the year 1965, he proceeded to Kaduna and worked with Norspin Nig. Ltd, a texile industry at Kakuri Kaduna.

He was specially enlisted into the Nigerian Army in 1967. He was sent to the Nigerian Military Training College Jaji Kaduna, for six months training as a combatant soldier. He was later posted to corps of supply and transport 1st Division Kaduna.
He attended the Nigerian Army Driving School in Kaduna for a period of six months of Rigorous driving training. He successfully passed his driving test and received his first Driving License in September 1968.
On the 6th December 1968, he was posted to the war front that is 1st Battalion Enugu during the Nigerian Civil war. On 1st January 1970, he was posted back to Kaduna, and remain there until the war ended on 15th January 1970.

He earned a credit pass in Driving Upgrading Course at the Nigerian Army School of Transport Eleyele Ibadan in 1971. He was subsequently upgraded to driver B2.

In 1972, he attended Nigerian Army School of Education Kaduna, for the Army Certificate of Education both ACE 2 and ACE 1 for One year. He graduated there with a first class Army Certificate of Education (ACE1) an equivalent of the west African School Certificate.

Late Reverend (Dr) Samuel Kayode Olorunfemi. Image Credit: Philip Olorunfemi

He recorded an upper credit pass at the Nigerian Army School of supply and Transport after six months of training in Benin City. This was needed for an upgrading to Driver B I, in 1974.

At the General Certificate of Educations GCE – O Level which he attended at the Army School of Education, he successfully bagged five credits and three passes in 1975.

He then proceeded to London, U.K. where he attended British Army School of Transport for a course in Transport Administration for one year. He completed his course with good passes at Bodon Hants U.K. In 1977.

A very good performance was recorded again at the Nigerian Army School of Education, in Ilorin after six months of training, this earned him a certificate in Basic French Language.

At the Republic of Benin’s National University Gbegrarmy Cotonou, he obtained a Diploma in French Language. This was achieved in 1980.

The following year 1981, he was admitted into Kaduna Polytechnics as a student in the department of purchasing and supply, for a Diploma course.

In 1982 after the completion of the course, he was transferred to the Nigerian Defense Academy Kaduna as Chief Instructor in Driving and Maintenance.

His next posting was to the 22 Armoured Brigade S.T Coy. Ilorin as the motor Transport Officer (MTO), in the year 1984. He served in supply and transport coy Ilorin till 1990.

He Voluntary retired from the Nigerian Army on 31th December 1990. He was pensioned with four (4) colours Medal Award marked with “EXEMPLARY CONDUCT” He obey the calling to go into full time ministry immediately after his voluntary retirement from the Nigerian Army.


Late Reverend (Dr) Samuel Kayode Olorunfemi. Image Credit: Philip Olorunfemi

We give all Glories to God, the Reverend, Doctor, Samuel Kayode Olorunfemi was baptized by Rev’d E.A. Akingbala of FIRST. BAPTIST CHURCH KADUNA in 1965 when he [Olorunfemi] was the Church secretary.

After disengaging with the Barracks at Sobi Ilorin in 1991, he joined the New Jerusalem Church of Christ near federal labour Office off Railway Station Ilorin.

With the church, he was a member under the shepherd, founder and minister-In-Charge of the New Jerusalem Church of Christ, the late Apostle Doctor M.O. Oluwole who happens to be a native of Ayetoro Gbede.

He [Oluwole] slept in the lord on first August, 2001 and was buried in Ayetoro Gbede on 25th August, 2001.

A divine vision of his call came on 23 day of December, 1992. The Lord God requested him [Olorunfemi] to serve Him [God] as a minister of God. The vision came with a bright searching light into his eyes at about 2:00am. The call was backed up with reference to Biblical passages as in Gen. 3:9-10 records. This experience was related on 24th December 1992 to the Minister – in – charge of NJJC. The minister later prayed for Olorunfemi and advised Him to proceed to Bishop Smith Theological Seminary for a training in preparation for the job God has called him for. He was ordained a Deacon on 20th July, 1991.

He Undertook a course of Diploma in theological at Bishop Smith Theological Seminary Ilorin. The course commenced in 1993 and ended in 1997.

He was ordained as a pastor on the 25th of October 1998 by his Grace Late (Dr) Apostle MO Oluwole. To God be the Glory.

The Year 2000 saw Dr Kayode Olorunfemi’s ordination as a Reverend by His Grace Late (Dr) Apostle MO Oluwole on the 27th Day of October, 2000 at NJCC National Headquarters Ilorin and was subsequently appointed the National General Secretary of the Ministry – the National General Secretary of New Jerusalem church of Christ World is a position in held Wide up till date. There was no financial remuneration attached to this office. All to he Glory of God.

He finally returned to his home town Ayetoro Gbede on 27th Day of November 2002. His settlement resulted in the setting up of a new Branch of the New Jerusalem Church of Christ in Ayetoro Gbede. He became the Minster-in-charge of the New branch from inception to date.

The branch of the church was registered with the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in 2003. He therefore joined the Bible Society of Nigeria (BSN) Ayetoro Gbede Auxiliary in the same year.
Samuel Kayode Olorunfemi and his wife became life member of BSN on 20th of November, 1993 at Taiwo Auxiliary at Ilorin.

This noble family of God registered him as “SPECIAL LIFE MEMBER OF THE BIBLE SOCIETY OF NIGERIA” in 2010.

Rev. (Dr) SK Olorunfemi is currently the vice chairman of BSN Ayetoro Gbede Auxialiary until his death on 18 August 2021. PRAISE YE THE LORD! HALLELUYA!

He is happily ready to be decorated as Special life Member of the BIBLE SOCIETY OF NIGERIA (BSN) before his death. GLORY BE TO GOD IN HEAVEN HALLELUYAH!

Reverend, Doctor, Samuel Kayode Olorunfemi completed his Bachelor of Theology B.TH in Kabba on 13th Nov. 2010. On the same day, he was honored with a doctoral degree in Mission.

Rev’d Dr. SK Olorunfemi is Married to Deaconess Janet Ajayi Daniyan Atomode of Odah Gbede Quarters Ayetoro Gbede on the 22th April 1968. The marriage was solemnized at Ibukun Oluwa Baptist church Kaduna. The marriage is blessed with children and grand children

Deaconess Olorunfemi was ordained a deaconess in 1999, She has lived a dedicated life, and supportive of her husband’s ministry spiritually, morally and financially. She has been a prayerful woman, born in 1948 and also a successful trader.


Late Rev’d (Dr) SK Olorunfemi
17th Nov. 2010

Recopied by:
Pastor EA Aiyeku
Calvary Baptist Church
Ayetoro Gbede

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