The Samoan Assemblies of God in New Zealand began in 1965 as a result from pioneers of the Samoan Revival that broke out in Western Samoa under the leadership of the late Rev. Makisua Fatialofa and the living legend our mother of Israel, Evangelist Mauosamoa Fatialofa. Our founding father, the late Rev. Lemamea Motu Matia was saved in Samoa and carried the flame of revival with him to the shores of New Zealand, where the Samoan community was thriving. He, alongside others who were saved during the Samoa Revival and migrated to New Zealand, earnestly sought the Lord through prayer and fasting to commence the work in New Zealand. Today, there are over 60 Samoan congregations throughout New Zealand under the leadership of the Most Reverend Tafuna’i To’oseu Muaiava and the fragrance of our movement, First Lady Vaepa.
The Samoan General Council of New Zealand are divided into 5 district councils throughout the two main islands. Each district meets annually in the month of October while the General Council is held annually in the months of March and April (Easter Holiday).
The Samoan General Council has its headquarters in Mangere, Auckland named after one of its founding fathers and leader, the Samani Pulepule Community Centre. It also has a Bible College accredited to Asia Pacific Theological Seminary (APTS) in the Philippines with two campuses, one in Auckland and the other in Wellington and has taught and equipped thousands of young leaders and pastors since its inception in 2011.
The growth of the Samoan Assemblies of God in New Zealand was once known as the fastest growing church in the country, we also boast the southern most Samoan congregation in the World, deep down in the South a small town called Invercagill. The Tokelauan Assemblies of God also come under the Samoan General Council jurisdiction, we are slowly but surely witnessing increase amongst the Tokelauan people.
The Executive Leadership Council
Executive Leadership Team
North Auckland Presbyter Rev. Taele Muavae Mika – North Shore
South Auckland Presbyter Rev. Soi Fasio Taloolemaagao Afoa – Avondale
North Central (Waikato) Presbyter Rev. Taula Young – Hamilton
South Central (Manawatu) Presbyter Rev. Lauafia Taula – New Plymouth
Wellington Presbyter Rev. Foua Mulitalo Taloaina – Silverstream
South Island Presbyter Rev. Namulauulu Mose Peteru – Invercargill
National CA/Youth President Rev. Poasa Makaperu Auvele – Mt Wellington
National Sunday School President Rev. Tuliatu Iosefo – Flaxmere
Samoan AGNZ Bible College Chairman Rev. Terry Saipani -Otara
The Five Districts of the Samoan General Council in New Zealand
Auckland District
– Mt. Roskill Samoan AG (Rev. Tafuna’i Muaiava)
– New Lynn Samoan AG (Rev. Lamositele Mao)
– Mangere Samoan AG (Rev. Peter Usu)
– North Shore Samoan AG (Rev. Muavae Mika)
– Avondale Samoan AG (Rev. Soi Afoa)
– Glen Eden Samoan AG (Rev. Fa’amanu Lalotoa-Peniata)
– Gateway Samoan AG (GIM) (Rev. Galumalemana Morisa)
– Otara Samoan AG (Rev. Terry Saipani)
– Revelation Samoan AG (Manukau) (Rev. Gasologa Ta’ala)
– New Jerusalem Samoan AG (Mangere East) (Rev. Toleafoa Si’u)
– Ieova Irae Samoan AG (Kelston) (Rev. Faanoa Fili)
– Ieova Nese Samoan AG (Mangere West) (Rev. Solomona Leota)
– Unity REK Samoan AG (Takanini) (Rev. Fialua Aiga)
– Auckland Samoan AG (Rev. Richard Reed)
– Te Atatu South Samoan AG (Rev. Lala Tavesi)
– Massey Samoan AG (Rev. Fogavai Savili)
– Grace Samoan AG (Mangere Central) (Rev. Peter Vaifale)
– House of Bread Samoan AG (Manurewa) (Rev. Unasa Laufiso)
– Bethel Samoan AG (Henderson)
– Come Bless the Lord Samoan AG (Lynfield) (Rev. Makisua Mika)
– Israel Samoan AG (Otahuhu) (Rev. Taualai Siau)
– Papatoetoe Central Samoan AG (Rev. Salamasina Toilolo)
– Wymondley Samoan AG (Otara No. 2) (Rev. Peseta Kaisara)
– New Vision Samoan AG (Pakuranga) (Rev. Lafoga Tasila)
– Pakuranga Heights Samoan AG (Rev. Fata Sefo)
– Mt Wellington Samoan AG (Rev. Poasa Auvele)
– Grey Lynn Samoan AG (Namulauulu Finau)
– Calvary Mission Church (Point Chevalier) (Rev. Sauafea Pulepule)
– Wiri Central Samoan AG
– Cornerstone Samoan AG (Otahuhu) (Rev. Fianuusila Tuiloma)
– Henderson Valley Samoan AG
North Central District (Waikato/Bay of Plenty)
– Tokoroa Samoan AG (Rev. Tauvela Fa’agalu Fonoti)
– Hamilton Samoan AG (Rev. Taula Young)
– Taupo Samoan AG (Rev. Tapelu Aupa’au)
– Taupo Tokelauan AG
– Tauranga Samoan AG (Rev. Laki Manutulila
– Jesus’ Christ Cross Ministry (Rotorua Samoan) (Rev. Aufai Mose)
– Rotorua Tokelauan AG (Rev. Pahi Peato)
– Papamoa Beach Samoan AG (Rev. Fenika Uelese)
– Te Puke Samoan AG (Rev. Soli Poe)
South Central District (Manawatu/Hawkes Bay)
– New Plymouth Samoan AG (Rev. Lauafia Taula)
– Hastings Samoan AG (Rev. Taulapapa Taula)
– Flaxmere Samoan AG (Rev. Tuliatu Iosefo)
– Palmerston North Samoan AG
– Whanganui Samoan AG
Wellington District
– Silverstream Samoan AG (Rev. Foua Mulitalo)
– Holy Valley Samoan AG (Naenae) (Rev. Talosaga Savea)
– Wainuiomata Samoan AG (Rev. Fiu Ioritana)
– Wingate Samoan AG (Rev. Itamai Ualo)
– New Harvest Samoan AG (Rev. Nanai Solo)
– Newlands Samoan AG (Rev. Pese Lalotoa-Peniata)
– Upper Hutt Samoan AG
South Island District
– Christchurch Samoan AG
– Papanui Samoan AG (Rev. Aki Seiuli)
– Invercargill Samoan AG (Rev. Namulauulu Peteru)
– Hornby Samoan AG
– North Beach Samoan AG (Rev. Ivan Taula)