Pastor Iliafi Esera
Iliafi Esera is married to Fia Esera, they have 8 children and 13 grandchildren one of which passed away earlier this year. Iliafi and Fia are the Senior Leaders of Faith City Church Wanganui. They have been with the church since 1992 and are held in high regard within the city of Wanganui among both the church and the un-churched. Faith City Church is a vibrant assembly and is distinctly Pentecostal. The church is very active in missions and have mission interests in several countries including Russia and China.
The Eseras’ are leaders in the faith and provide spiritual covering and apostolic oversight to many Christian leaders as well as several Church Movements within and without New Zealand. Iliafi and Fia are both missionaries at heart and are happiest when they are ministering cross-culturally. The Esera’s passion for God and for people is contagious; their desire to see people live their Christianity in practical ways is well known.
Pastor Iliafi loves young people and will go out of his way to mentor and train young people to fulfill their God given destinies. The Esera’s are pioneers at heart and have helped pioneer churches in several countries including New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. Iliafi and Fia have been in pastoral ministry for 33 years. Iliafi is the present General Superintendent of the Assemblies of God in New Zealand and has held that post since 2011. They are both Samoan born but have lived in New Zealand since the early 1970’s.