Right now in Lagos, there is a female Pastor, Bunmi Salami who is making waves on account of the great work she is doing in her ministry, along with her husband, Pastor Kunle Salami. Both are Lead Pastors at Transformers Place International Christian Church (TICC), a vibrant and dynamic ministry.
While her husband, Pastor Adekunle Salami is Head Pastor & CEO, Administration at TICC, Pastor Bunmi Salami is the anchor of Father Lift Up My Head, a fast-growing non-denominational prayer fellowship at different locations around Lagos, Abuja and beyond. They have a mandate to set the fire and passion of God all over the world.
It is an interdenominational prayer meeting that has been sent to build standard armies for God’s kingdom. It has branches in Canada, UK, US and other countries. Recently, she was our Guest on the City People TV INSTAGRAM Live Chart during which she spoke about what God told her about Covid-19.
Pastor Bunmi Salami carries a prophetic kind of transformation by ministering the word of God. She is a teacher, preacher, and a prophet and the Head Pastor of the Transformers International Christian Centre, Lagos.
She has ministered at conferences and Christian events locally and overseas and served in the faculty of Faith Clergy College. Pastor B as she is fondly called has a Diploma in Marketing, a Diploma in Theology from Faith Bible Institute (with affiliation with Faith Bible College, Tennessee, Faith Clergy College amongst others.
Prior to now, both Pastor Kunle & Pastor Bunmi were Pastors of the same church in Gbagada, Lagos till they were released to go and fulfil the Transformers Place Mandate in May 2016. Pastor Kunle served as Faith In Christ Mission, Youth Pastor Worldwide, while Pastor Bunmi served as the Assembly Pastor of the same church.
For a few years, now she has been hosting an annual crusade, A Day With Jesus which was birthed at a crusade where she officiated before she became a Pastor in 2001. The mission is to populate the Kingdom of God & Deliver those under bondage. Riding on the wings of this vision, the first 3 crusades were held in front of the former church in Bariga, Lagos between 2020 and 2005. This year will mark the 20th edition. In 2002, two crusades were held and since then its been done annually. In the course of organising these crusades, the Lord gave a word that baby things should be given as a point of contact for those looking unto God for the fruit of the womb.
Over the years, the Lord has proven himself strong and mighty through diverse miracles He has wrought. The Lord has always fulfilled His word every year of the crusade with people coming back fruitful, healed & excelling in life.
At The Transformer Place, the power of Christ overwhelms members wherever they meet, causing a true change of story, a rethink and repentance which is the church’s greatest testimony other than Signs & Wonders. At Transformers Place, everyone is truly transformed, with real testimonies, Pastor Bunmi Salami told City People: Our Vision is to build world changers. We have a directive to set men free and send them forth to change their world. Our Mission is to give a voice to the purpose, gifts and potentials by our liberty in Christ, setting men free to send them forth into destiny by Christian living and the prophetic mandate of liberation. Truly so.
City People discovered that week in, week out at the various services, members of the church come to give testimonies of the healing they have received, as God answers their prayers through the prayers they receive from Pastor Bunmi’s ministrations.
City People has heard stories of how church members collect and give out these special handkerchiefs to their loved ones and healing has taken place.
City People can authoritatively reveal that a lot is going on at Transformers Church but she does not make noise about it. She feels her good work with speak for itself.
That was why City People invited her to be our Guest on our daily Live Chat. She revealed a lot.
What is God saying about Covid-19?
The message is that we should all pray more and go back to God. Many of us have abandoned God, we think all we are able to do is by our power. No. It is God. Now we can all see the awesome nature of the powers of God. We need to move closer to God. Thank God we are in the month of May. The month of May is the month of Restoration. Things will begin to improve. We all need to be committed to God.
What we are going through is to teach us a big lesson which we have learnt.
Tell me for how long have you been running the church?
To God be the glory, the vision started about twenty-something years ago, 27 to be precise. My former General Overseer sent me out and we have been on our own alone for about 16 years. We were sent out to go and do the job. But later we have to be on our own. I was working on Reham Bonkee Crusade. I was one of the chairpersons for Lagos for Rehaim Bonkee Crusade years back and the Lord said to me” start a meeting for me, a camp meeting work for me, get people together, call the meeting; A Day with the Lord Jesus Christ and from there have a church. So, that is how I started in 2001. The Lord also aid to me go out and rescue my people, have a meeting called A Day With Jesus Christ and then also have a meeting to be called The Father Lift Up My Head, a weekly meeting, from there it became a church.
How has it been since then?
Wow! God has been great. God has been awesome. He has been backing up his words with Signs & Wonders, growing the people, defining the Ministry, because when you are working and expanding people will continue to come to you. We have a lot of people come to me in large numbers. How they get to come to me I don’t understand it. They come to meet me and say Pastor we want to have you ha a church somewhere in Abuja, Lekki and all the centres. All they do is to come to the main church and ask us to come over. we have 7 or 8 centres in Lagos alone. We also have in Abuja. We have outside Lagos, we are planning one, Jesus The Potter in America, in Houston Texas. So, also in Canada and also in South Africa. We go there quarterly.
How did you come up with the name of your church, Transformers International Christian Centre?
Ok. The Lord gave the word. When the Lord said we should go on a mission, and the assignment, he told us what to do. The one about the service, the church’s name was given to transform lives. For the Fellowship, He gave us Father Lift Up My Head Fellowship I was in London. I was praying and the Holy Spirit said I should be indoors for a whole day. So, I was indoors for the whole day until around 10 pm. So the Holy Spirit said to me when you get back to Nigeria, start a meeting, call the meeting Father Lift Up My Head, Sam 27:Vs 6. Call people together and start meeting for 1 year. I was saying to myself, I have not got the money. Where will I got the money from? That was 1991/92. Later on, we were having A Day With Jesus which is an all day open-air crusade, where the Spirit of God ministers Deliverance healings and Restoration to every attendee.
As our Pastors have been led, we share points of contacts to people with diverse needs, Baby Baskets for expectant parents and Mantles for impartations amongst others. When we were having the crusade, the Holy Spirit now said to me, Olubunmi you won’t do the programme this year. I will block everything. Go and start the other service I told you titled Father, Lift Up My Head. And that is the one that really built me up. I ran to Gbagada here, prayed for 1 hour and we had the meeting. We were not more that 3 or 4 people that day. From there, we moved to Lekki, to VI, Ikorodu, Sango, Surulere, Abuja, and other places, from that same meeting. From that place, people began to move to London, America, everybody came here. You can’t walk around Gbagada at that time and not know something was happening around here. That was how we began to expand and we now have The Healing Streams That was the one the Lord gave to me. Then came the Baby Basket. It also came as a word from God. We give Baby Baskets during A Day With The Lord Jesus Christ. That is for those looking for babies. We get things for babies and share it to mothers to be, as you give them, they get pregnant The Lord asked us to give out these baskets. When I checked, I realised that what used to happen is that women bring baby things to meeting and they are blessed, but the Lord said you give gifts. We started by giving out combs, socks to women. Again, the Lord said to me, that is not what I sent you. I said to you, get a ball etc, put a socks, put an overall, put a cap and give the women. I said to God: Where do I get the money from? He said you do my will and you will see the result. And that is what we did. And we have seen the result.
You have done that for how long and what has been the result?
We have done that for a long time ooo. We have seen the results. There was the tale of a woman who picked a basket for her friend. She had a baby and her friend had a baby. Another one, a woman picked a basket for her and girl in London and she called her said I have picked a basket for you ooo. Hope you are going to pray. And the girl prayed in London and got pregnant over there without seeing the basket. There is another one about a guy called Tunde. I said Tunde pick one for you and your wife, he said No ma. I don’t want any baby now. I am ok. He picked one and took it home. He took one for his friend. Tunde had twins and his friend had twins.
So, all I can say is that the name came through the word of God. Everything, we have, the names are from the Scriptures.