Tepa and Jo came to Batemans Bay in Dec 2008 and have been the Lead Pastors of Cross Central since moving to the south coast. They have a passion to be used by God for His Kingdom purpose and to see as many people as possible come to know the love, truth and reality of Jesus Christ. Tepa was born in Samoa but grew up in New Zealand and Sydney and only uses his Kiwi accent when supporting the All Blacks. Jo is currently studying for her teaching degree and works part time as chaplain at the local Anglican College. Along with their three daughters and toy poodle Lacey, they are blessed with the privilege of pastoring Cross Central.
At Cross Central we believe in the plurality of leadership, and so in accordance with Scripture, we have a team of elders that provide spiritual oversight, pastoral guidance and forward direction for the church. The appointed term for each of the elders is 2 years. Currently our team is made up Tepa Faletoese, Joanne Faletoese, Nicole Gorzalka and Roy Barton, with Steve Innes from Southern Life in Moruya.