Pastor Samson Weldemariam

Vice President and EUTC Dean

Samson was born and raised in Welenchity town in Oromiya Region in Ethiopia. He is married to Addiskidan Derib and they have three daughters. Samson received Jesus Christ as his Lord and personal savior through the reformation movement that took place in the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church some 25 years ago. He was one of the leaders in the movement and the Lord met him miraculously and he gave his life to follow him. Since then, he has become one of the full time minsters in the Emmanuel United Church of Ethiopia (EUCE).

Together with his collogues, he has planted a number of churches in Ethiopia. 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 EUCE. He travels all over the country and across Africa speaking in different churches and training leaders to reach unreached people. He is also serving in various local and international ministries and networks such as Arc Christian Services and Unite 4 Africa as the Vice president and as one of the board members.

Samson received his BA degree from the Pentecostal Theological College (PTC) of Addis Ababa. Currently he is doing his Masters degree at Pan African Christian University in Nairobi, Kenya. He is also a story teller and dynamic speaker. Apart from traveling to train leaders, he along with Emmanuel leaders have establish a Bible College called Emmanuel United Theological College (EUTC) in Addis Ababa where they bring leaders from across the country to train and equip for the work and service of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. And he is the current board chairman of the EUTC.