Pastor Tuvai Faatai has been a spiritual and social support in the surrounding community and internationally through his ministry experience at Calvary Chapel South Bay (CCSB) since 1985. From coaching at a local public high school, praying for students and their families when called upon to officiate funeral services, blessing graduates at family celebrations, attending community events to pray for God’s blessing, helping unfortunate families who are in need, to standing before the impoverished in third world countries to offer them assistance.
Tuvai’s signature mark is his walk of faith when it comes to his long awaited son. When he and his wife got married in 1994, God gave Pastor Tuvai a promise that he would receive a son from his wife’s womb. For years, his wife sought out different ways for them to have a child. After 12 years of waiting, God sent a sign through a miscarriage. His wife was devastated yet he was overjoyed. In his mind, God sent the sign that he had been waiting for. His wife’s womb can carry a child! In 2006, Diana was devastated when the ultrasound confirmed that she miscarried their first child. Exactly one year later to the day, another ultrasound confirmed that there was indeed a baby in Diana’s womb! Not only is their long awaited baby alive and well today, at 5 years old, he saw a need overseas to help children in need. And fulfilling that need evolved into what is now a non-profit organization that helps children and families in need.
Pastor Tuvai and Diana have been married since 1994, and have one son, and their dog, Siapo.