Members of Assemblies of God Church in Samoa and all over the world are mourning the loss of a pioneer and a leading figure of the church.
The Chairman and Superintendent of the World Samoa Assemblies of God, Reverend Elder Siaosi Mageo, passed away at the beginning of the week.
Reverend Elder Mageo was also the Superintendent of A.O.G. American Samoa District.
Since his passing, hundreds of church members all over the world have taken to social media to express their sadness at the news.
The SoCal Church out of California U.S.A. quoted Psalms 116 vs 15 in their tribute.
"Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his faithful servants," their tribute reads. “Rev. Siaosi Mageo will be remembered as a father in the faith, a pioneer of the Kingdom and a Bold Servant of the Word of God.
“We had the pleasure of having him speak in numerous services across Southern California over the years, from individual churches to seminars to conferences.
“He never ceased to speak with boldness and always shared his heart about ministry like no one else. His distinct voice could be heard preaching the Word in a calm manner, yet piercing in the hearts of many.
“Our condolences to his children, grandchildren and families. On behalf of our SoCal Pulega Leadership Committee as well as all Pastors and Faletuas and all churches included, we send our prayers and love for such a time as this.”
The General Council of the Samoan Assemblies of God in New Zealand also paid tribute to Rev. Mageo.
“The Right Reverend, Elder Siaosi Mageo was a preacher unlike any other,” their tribute reads.
“After 53 years serving as a full time Senior Pastor, one of the messages that he shared at the International Pastors Network was ‘The longer I serve Him, the sweeter it gets’.
“His life became the standard of a life dedicated to the Work of the Master. There was no compromising whatsoever; God’s Word had the final say.
“His boldness to deliver prophetic messages even gave him the ability to call out Pastors who were not living right.
“One of his well known phrases was ‘if you want to play games, go to the shop and buy a ball, but don’t ever play with God’.
“We will forever cherish his teachings, and we pray that God will raise up another person to carry on the work he has left behind. Thank you Elder Mageo for never allowing the fear of a man get in the way. You were truly an Ambassador of Christ.”