Born into an idol worshiping family, John Akerele was passionate in his search for The True God, as he desired, he took the first step by joining a Bible believing Church (Church of God Mission) in October 1984, there He had true encounter with Christ that even today He is yet to recover from it. By August 1986 He was baptized in water and The Holy Ghost.

After this He continued working in the Church. A significant Revelation came in 1991 for deliverance of many in bondage by the power of darkness, but He did not take hid to the call. During his studies at Ilaro in 1994 as Youth President he attended an Arm of Christ Apostolic Church (CAC), lead by Late Rev. Dr. Jacob Omowa Are.

After school John Akerele moved on to Lagos where he secured a job with an oil company, but was recalled back by Late Rev. Dr. Jacob Onowa Are to be ordained a Pastor, at first he rejected this call but later submitted to the Call of God and was ordained in 1998.

This prompted to his resignation as Financial Controller from StaBelt Nigeria Ltd on the 28th March 2000. Then He started off as a Pastor in Gospel Herald Church then resigned by January 2005. He started waiting on The Lord for the next instruction.

One afternoon at the Itori Prayer Ground the Lord gave him the Name: Godstar Ministries. The Ministry eventually started up with 12 people attending the first meeting held at Ariad Model Nursery & Primary School on 24 Ademoye Street, Ile epo Bus-stop Idimu. The Church latter moved to No.7 Adefioye Oyemade Str, Idimu Lagos and then to our present place of worship by 6th September 2008 with a growing number of worshipers.