Samson Weldemariam


Samson was born and raised in Welenchity Town in Oromiya Region in Ethiopia. He is married to Addiskidan Derib Alemu, they have three daughters. Samson accepted Jesus Christ as his personal lord and savior through the reformation movement that took place within the Ethiopian Orthodox Church 22 years ago. He was one of the youth leaders during that time and the Lord met him miraculously and he gave his life to follow him. Since then he has become a full time minster at Emmanuel United Church of Ethiopia.

He has planted a number of churches in Ethiopia with his ministry team. He served the Welenchity Emmanuel United Church as Senior Pastor from 1994-2003. Then he moved to Nazareth and became the Senior Pastor of Nazareth Emmanuel United church from 2004-2010 leading a congregation of about 3,000 people. Currently he is serving as the Vice President of Unite 4 Africa Ministry and also Vice President of Emmanuel United Church Ethiopia. He travels all over the country and across Africa speaking and training leaders to reach unreached people. He is also serving as one of the board members of  Unite 4 Africa Ministry where he has served as one of the leaders for over 12 years.

Samson received his BA degree from Addis Ababa Pentecostal Theological College (PTC) in Systematic Theology and Biblical studies. Currently he is doing his Masters degree at Pan African Christian University in Nairobi, Kenya  to get a degree for Art in Leadership. He is also a story teller and dynamic speaker. Apart from traveling to train leaders, he along with Emmanuel leaders have establish a Bible School in Addis Ababa where they bring leaders from across the continent of Africa to train and equip for the work and service of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.