Ps. Nomer Velasco (Director)

Acting President

Nomer Velasco has served as the Lead Pastor of Faith in Christ Fellowship Macarthur, a church in Southwest Sydney, for the past 24 years. He is married to Carol and they have 4 children and 5 grandchildren. Nomer lectures at L.I.F.E. Bible College Australia and regularly leads Mission Teams to the Pacific Islands and the Philippines. He has been Secretary of the Denomination for 11 years.

Ps. Rudy Tan (Director)

Portfolio – District Supervisor

Rudy Tan is Senior Pastor of FCF Life Centre situated in Minchinbury, 40 kilometres west of Sydney. Before stepping into fulltime ministry in 1995, he worked in the IT industry for 25 years, serving two multi-national corporations as software development manager. Rudy was instrumental in the formation of the church, and was involved in planting four other churches, all members of the Foursquare family. He is Dean of Studies and lectures at LIFE Bible College. He is married to Marion and they are blessed with two children, Monina and Randolf, both married.

Rev. Bruce Banton (Director)

Portfolio – Overseas Missions Director

Pastor Banton currently serves as the Foursquare Overseas Missions Director, East Australia. He was elected to this position in 2019, Pastor Bruce also serves the Foursquare Church (Australia) as Lead Minister of Westmead Foursquare Church, Sydney, as an Area Supervisor, a DLT – S’th Pacific Regional Trainer and has previously served the movement as General Supervisor, President.

Ps. Max Meiruntu (Director)

Max is the Senior Minister of Maranatha Ministries Foursquare Church, Earlwood Sydney. The fellowship was commenced by Max and has wife Rose in the 1990’s and from here they have assisted in planting churches in Brisbane and Melbourne with ministers from within the Foursquare Indonesian group GPdI, (Australia). Pastor Max is also the elected chairman of the Foursquare GPdI group of churches across Australia covering capital cities in all mainland states and with outreach churches in country Victoria.

Ps. Alese Plichta (Director)

Alese Plichta was elected to the position as Director in 2019. She serves on the pastoral staff at the Westmead Foursquare Church, Sydney and is the principal of Bethel Christian Academy, Mt Druitt, Sydney and Westmead Christian Grammar School, Sydney.

Ps. Paul McCarthy (Director)


Paul McCarthy has been a church pastor since 2000. He, with his wife Linda, is currently the Lead Minister of Victory Life Christian Church, Blacktown, Sydney. They are parents to 5 boys. Paul completed a Diploma in Pastoral Studies at Christ for the Nations Institute, Dallas, Texas in 2000. When he returned to Australia in 2003, he began teaching at Christ for the Nations Australia Bible College and is still faithfully teaching at that college today. Paul’s heart is to see God’s Kingdom come and His will be done here on earth as it is in Heaven. He continues to serve God’s work both locally and overseas, having ministered on more than 20 mission trips in other nations.

Ps. Francis “Jim” Yap (Director)


Francis (Jim) Yap, together with his wife Jeng, is the Lead Pastor at the large Come to Jesus Foursquare Church at Glendenning in Western Sydney. In 2017 he completed his university degree on Bachelors of Christian Ministries at The King’s University, Southlake, Texas, USA and graduated with a “Magna Cum Laude” honours. Jim has a background in IT and administration and is a valuable asset to the Directorship of the Foursquare Church Australia.

Ps. Roger Lingal (Director)


Roger is the Senior Minister of the Foursquare International Christian Church at Berkeley in the Wollongong area. He and his wife Joy have served this fellowship since the late 90’s. Roger is also a Foursquare Area Supervisor for churches and pastors in East Sydney, South West Sydney, Bankstown and Wollongong areas.