The founder and General Overseer of Christ Royal Family Int’l Church, Bishop (Dr.) Tom Samson is all set to hit the golden age in a couple of weeks.
The clergyman revealed activities leading to his 50th birthday celebration that comes up on Saturday 12th December, 2015 inside his 100 hectare Royal City in Otta, Ogun State.
The Bishop who was born into the family of Pa Enweliku Samson, a mason from Delta State and Madam Eunice Enweliku Samson about in the ancient town of Ile Ife, revealed how he did not allow his poverty-stricken background affect his destiny, reiterating how his father died because the family could not afford N2000 for medication.
It was indeed an emotion-laden tale of an amazing grass to grace life experience that will inspire people who believe that they can achieve a better tomorrow.
Violent Tom as he was known back during his school days went through school without text books or handouts, but managed to see life through in the then Bendel State University where he bagged a degree in Biology Education.
Bishop Tom Samson gave his life to Christ in 1985 and in 1986 when he joined the Campus Youth for Christ, a Christian fellowship in Ekpoma, while in his 100 level.
But as fate would have it, he moved to Abraka campus of the same University and started Christ Royal Family campus fellowship. At Abraka he was known as Violent Tom because of his zeal, energy and aggression in soul wining especially the way he involved the hide outs of cult groups and some hinterlands in the Niger Delta region.
After graduation, contrary to his desire of becoming a business man, God told him to preach the good news and that he should move to Lagos. He obeyed and Christ Royal Family campus fellowship transform to Christ Royal Family Church with the mandate to set the captives free and teach them to reign over life’s circumstance.
In obedience he stormed Lagos about 23 years ago to establish his ministry as instructed by God without a forwarding address or money to start up his ministry, he passed through difficult life preaching the word of God and setting-free the oppressed but today he operate an international ministry, has chains of schools, hospitals, etc without over 200 staff under his employment.
In all of the difficult times, Bishop Tom was not alone; he had a confidant, a friend, a soul-mate partner in ministry – his amiable and adoring wife, Apostle Lanre Samson, whom he described as his jewel, a good preacher and an astute administrator. Coincidentally, both of them will be celebrating 50 on the same day.
He is the general overseer of Christ Royal Family International Churches (an 100 acres city) with international headquarters Royal City, Ota and branches in Lagos (Egbeda, Ikeja, Festac, Ojokoro, Ikorodu) Abuja, Port Harcourt, London (U.K) Manchester, Dublin Ireland and Atlanta (USA).
He is the visitor/founder Royal City College of Education, Ota, he is also the proprietor of Royal City Colleges, Ota/Ikeja /Egbeda.
Royal Dynasty International School Ota/Ikeja /Egbeda. He is the CEO of Royal City Medical Center Ota Royal City water factory, Royal City printing press Ota. Presently his brain child project Monarch University is undergoing approval process.
He has been a good ambassador of the country every where he has preached globally United State of America Europe South Africa United kingdom and west Africa and his efforts are appreciated with awards.
At 50 God has been so good to His servant, with a thriving ministry, good family, a role model in the society, a father in faith, indeed Bishop Tom Samson has seen it all.
For his obedience over the years and sacrifices to the Kingdom of God, he is today blessed with things of life including his eye-popping 40 feet Hummer Limousine that he cruises around town in.
He is the founder of Tom Samson foundation a foundation that caters for the less privileged. He is the founder /president of charismatic and power fellowship of seasoned ministers comprising of over five hundred pastors and general overseers of churches.
The chairman of the organizing committee for the birthday, Deacon Iyke Kanu highlighting activities lined up for the occasion said,
“Because it’s the 50th birthday of our great bishop, we have put in place several committees to work effectively to make the day a glorious one, the plan is to have a carnival-like birthday party that will continue to reverberate even so many years after because we will be using the occasion to reveal the body of Christ, to let the world know what Christ can do, using the celebrant as a case study.
“Bishop Tom Samson came to Lagos as nobody but held onto Christ but today the world is celebrating him. His life has been one amazing inspirational tale that will definitely give hope and we are leaving no stone unturned in making it a good avenue to touch lives and showcase God’s wonder.
“Some of the activities lined up for the birthday bash include a novelty football match, the launching of this books and biography, etc. we are prepared to host the world,” he concludes.