Robert (Niuean) is married to Laisa (Fijian), and have three children, Deane, Ritchie and Joanna. Their eldest daughter Jaimie, passed away in 1988 from leukaemia at 7 years old.
Robert has worked in Christian ministries for 40 years; 38 of these years with OAC Ministries NZ/International. His roles include teaching seminars, training, preaching, running children’s outreaches, speaking at camps and conferences, and ministering in Fiji, Tonga, Samoa, Niue, Cook Islands and Vanuatu. He also works very closely with Mission Africa, Eurasia and Caribbean Projects, and teaches in the School of Evangelism in Africa, Caribbean and South East Asia/Pacific.
Former Christians for Israel NZ director, Graeme Lee invited Robert to develop the Christians for Israel movement in the South Pacific. He works part time with the Christians for Israel NZ board and is helping affiliates in Samoa, Fiji, Tonga, Cook Islands and Niue, to establish Christians for Israel in their countries.