Church leader forced ‘youth pastor’ to work in orchard, lied to immigration

A Flaxmere pastor has been sentenced to home detention for lying to Immigration New Zealand for reasons he said were “for the love of God”.

Fa’aofo Foma’i and his church, Everlasting Gospel Church, appeared in the Hastings District Court for sentencing this morning after pleading guilty to four charges of providing false or misleading information to an immigration officer. Continue reading

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