The leadership of Day Star Christian Center under Pastor Samuel Adeyemi is encountering some turbulence; at least this is what inside sources at the church filtered out to National Enquirer. Pastor Sam as he’s fondly addressed by fans turned a year older on Monday 3RD of February 2014 and this we gathered is not unconnected to the reason the pastor and some of his board members are having issues.
According to an impeccable source, the pastor had actually disclosed his desire to acquire a private jet as his birthday gift, a request that didn’t go the way of some of his board members because of the expenses the church had undergone in the year ended 2013.
Pastor Sam is said to be unyielding and his alibi we gathered is because majority of his contemporaries are proud owners of the fleet which makes ministration and motivational speaking, one of their strongest attributes easy overseas.
The source also added that the man of God already have offers from one or two international companies that are willing to sell their Jets for more sophisticated ones and Pastor Sam is not going to miss the offer especially because its considerably affordable.
Pastor Sam we further gathered has been eyeing either Jet Hawker 900XP which is estimated to be worth $20m (N3.2b), the type owned by billionaires Dr. Kashim and Sir Arumeni Johnson and Gulfstream G450, which is estimated to be $15m around (N2.4b) same type owned by Bishop Oyedepo. The soft spoken preacher was said to have been been window shopping for either of the two if the board members agree.
It will however be recalled that the cosmopolitan pastor once told a gathering at the Annual Excellence in Leadership Conference, ELC organised by the church sometimes in 2012 that “I do not own a private jet,” adding that the media were just speculating what was not. He described the news of his ownership of a jet as “rumour that has been there for sometime especially in the junk media. “It is becoming a source of concern now that reputable magazines and newspapers are saying the same thing.”