Dr. Samuel Obi is a professor at San Jose State University, where he has taught since 1989. He coordinates and teaches courses in the manufacturing systems program in the college of engineering. God’s Kingdom First, which is his fifth book, is written for everyone who really wants to see true success in their Christian life. This book explains that the secrets to living a truly successful godly life is by knowing what God’s children are expected to do and doing it.
He is also the author of other books, including (1) A Table Prepared before Me, which was written for Christians and all who want to reach their God-ordained destiny, with its aim to encourage Christians to live for the Lord the way He intends and to understand who they are and the magnitude of the table prepared before them in this journey; (2) A Handbook of Productive Industrial Ethics, an outgrowth of his background, professional convictions, and many years of interest in the field of ethics; (3) Introduction to Manufacturing Systems, a textbook for college students and everyone interested in the field of manufacturing; and (4) Readings for Amerigerian Igbo, which was an outgrowth of his community involvement efforts for his fellow immigrants.
He has also authored numerous peer-reviewed technical articles in industrial ethics, manufacturing systems and related areas, and has presented at numerous professional conferences and events. He has served on numerous departmental, college, university, local, and national committees. He is an active technology transfer agent and consultant. Professor Obi is currently a regional director for the Honorary Epsilon Pi Tau. He has helped to found programs geared to helping Nigerian and African immigrants adjust to life in American society. One of those programs was the Nigerian Language and Cultural Institute, which he actively participated in as well as serving as the director for many years. He also helped to found and lead the Nnewi Neighborhood Association of Northern California, which has served the social, economic, and cultural needs of his fellow immigrants since 1993.