AoG to elect new church superintendent

Lunch prepared by AOG Ra women at the 40th Biennial General Conference held at the Mount Zion Cathedrial in Saru, Lautoka. Picture: REPEKA NASIKO

A NEW general superintendent for the Assemblies of God of Fiji movement is expected to be elected at the church’s 40th Biennial general conference in Lautoka this week.

This will be the first time for church members to witness the official handing over of the post from outgoing general superintendent Reverend Pita Cili to his successor.

Conference manager Akini Qauqau said this was a celebration conference for them as it marked the 40th year of the conference which was also the beginning of a new thing.

“It’s a beginning of a new thing for us because this is the first time in the Assemblies of God movement that the head of the movement – the General Superintendent is going to sign off from the post and hand it to his successor,” Mr Qauqau said.

“Previous general superintendents were called to rest when they were still serving and they actually didn’t sign off but their names were engraved on the baton- which signifies the helm of leadership. “Reverend Pita Cili has decided not to run again given his age and he has decided that it was time for young ones to take over.”

Rev Cili has been at the helm of the leadership of the AoG church since 2003 and he is now retiring at the age of 76.

The theme for this year’s conference is striving together as one.

Mr Qauqau said the election for the new general superintendent and the new church executives is expected to take place on Thursday while the official handing over would be held on Friday.

More than 10,000 church members are expected to converge at the venue of the conference until Friday

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