OLATUNDE SAMPSON OLAGUNJU was born in Modakeke on March 27, 1962 to Timothy Oladiran Olagunju and Julianne Taiwo Olagunju. Tunde has three brothers (Segun, Soji, Tunji); and a sister (Lola). He is the second child of the family.
He had his Primary Education at St Francis RC Primary School, Iraye, Modakeke. He attended Baptist Grammar School, Eruwa; St Peter's A/C Grammar School, Ile-Ife; and Islamic Grammar School, Modakeke where he wrote his WASCE (GCSE) in May, 1982 and had one of three best results. While at MIGS, he was the President of the Literary and Debating Society. He was at the then Oyo State College of Arts and Science (OSCAS), Ile-Ife 1982/1983 session before proceeding to the university in October, 1983. While at OSCAS, he co-founded Oscalites Liberation Movement and became it's first Chairman.
Based on his love for Community service, he co-founded Midakeke Young Elite Club in 1982 and was for several years it's Director of Organisation. He entered the prestigious University of Ife (UNIFE) in 1983 where he was awarded a Second Class Upper Degree in Economics in April, 1988. While at UNIFE, he was a Member of the Students' Representative Council for two consecutive years 1984/1985 and 1985/1986 sessions. During the same period, he was also the Secretary-General of the Federated Union of Modakeke Students (UNIFE Chapter). He served as the Public Relations Officer/Editor-in-Chief of the Nigerian Economics Students' Association (NESA) in 1984-1985 session. In his High School days, Tunde was a Master Dribbler and a prolific scorer. He and his brothers are best remembered for football in his native Modakeke Community.
He is ever grateful to God for giving him a unique wife in a unique way. Margret Funmilayo has a Second Class Upper degree in Political Science from the University of Calabar and a Master's degree in Public Administration from the University of Lagos. She is currently on another Master's degree at Manchester Metropolitan University. They got married in Lagos, Nigeria in December, 1994. By God's grace, they are blessed with three wonderful girls- Julianne, Mercy and Jubilee-Melody (Grace).
Olatunde Olagunju has always considered himself as a product of God's IMMEASURABLE GRACE. He has experienced God's invisible hand at every corner of his life. So many satanic activities have been reversed in his life, education, career and ministry. For instance, he should have died as a toddler but God reversed it and he now lives in divine health; He lived in sin but now he lives above sin. All praises to the Almighty God for this amazing grace.
He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in May, 1998 and was admitted to the Membership of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria in December, 1998. He became a Fellow of the same Institute in London in December, 2008.
He grew through the ranks as Audit Trainee; Audit Senior; Audit Manager; Head of Accounts and Administration. He later Partnered with his childhood friend to set up Olagunju Olabisi & Co.(Chartered Accountants); and Baysam Consultancy Nigeria Limited. He accepted the Lordship of Jesus Christ on 14 July, 1992 after his father died on 15 June, 1992. One of the reasons for surrendering his life to God was the death of his father. They were so close and he therefore felt lonely and practically empty after his death. According to him, he realized the need to know the one who lives forever more (Hebrews 12:8).
Tunde attended The Redeemers' Bible College, ACME, Ikeja Campus in 2000 /2001 along with his Spiritual Mentors- Pastor Rufus Aizeboje; Pastor Titus Animaku; Pastor Ladipo Lawal; and his dear friend, Barrister John Eni. He was awarded a Post Graduate Diploma in Theology. He struggled with the call to ministry from 1995 until he finally accepted the challenge in August, 2000. Pastor Ladipo Lawal, who Tunde refers to as his Elijah, had spotted him and recommended him to Pastor Rufus Aizeboje, then Area Pastor, and was called to the Altar in August, 2000. He remains grateful to them for their encouragement and support over the years.
In his Pastoral journey, Tunde has had some real encounters with the Almighty God and the manifestations abound today. In one of such encounters, He revealed to him how he will work together in ministry with his childhood friend and business partner. The revelation came even when they were never in the same Church in Nigeria and never expected they will ever be.