Saipele Faiaipau

June 27, 1954October 4, 2012
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Saipele Faiaipau was born on June 27, 1954 and passed away on October 4, 2012.


  • Funeral Service Saturday, October 20, 2012
  • Funeral Service Sunday, October 21, 2012
  • Funeral Service Monday, October 22, 2012

Saipele Faiaipau

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November 4, 2012

Pastor Sai u will be missed! It's still a shock that u r no longer here. U were my dads BFF! ? We will miss seeing you around. You had an infectious smile that brought life. thank you for ALL that u did and the sacrifices made to bring about change to the Samoan community. From our family to urs we want to thank u and First Lady for always giving, being good friends, and loving God like u do. No more pain! We love u and u will truly be missed! Lepisi family

Eli/Lagi Faagogo

November 4, 2012

Pastor Saipele Faiaipa'u

We thank God for one of the best blessings in our lives, you have truly shown insurmountable sincerity & love through your passion for Christ to assisting many of those without homes.

I will never forget your true heart for Eli and I to stay in Christ, for he is the answer to all our needs & healing. You believed in us and carried us through your preaching of God's grace and wisdom. You have not touched other lives for Christ, but, ours as well. We will never forget your presence of sweet soul searching for Christ, you are truly a great humble servant of God.

Much love and extreme appreciation, God bless you of your journey in Heaven.

November 4, 2012

You were always an encouraging and a loving man of God. Never giving up on us and always a smile on your face. I will miss you very much. I mentioned to my mom the day of your burial "Your Pastor is here with you now" Until we meet'll be truly missed!

November 4, 2012

Gonna miss his forever smiling face & hyped up personality that made everybody feel to welcome! He made me felt as if I knew him for years when I first met him & First Lady. A very true Man of God who was so ready to Rock the congregation! Thank You Faiaipau family for letting us be a part of Pastors' Homegoing Celebration. It was beyond beautiful. May you all continue to seek peace & comfort in our Maker & know that someday we'll meet again soon....#ClaimingHisThrone...#RIPTamaFaiaipau...Alofa mo outou uma e le uma!! Manu, Nati & MJ Turituri

Jan Gaoteote

October 23, 2012

My uncle, PASTOR SAIPELE FAIAIPA'U, was a Warrior for Jesus Christ. He lived life like how he would preach his sermons: with emotion, fervor, and true joyfulness in the Lord. Uncle Sai would always say to me, " Jan, when you die, you can't take anything with you up to Heaven, so all the material things in this world don't matter. What matters most is your soul, so make sure you give it God and let it be the place where He dwells."

Uncle you taught me to humble myself to the Lord's word and will, and you constantly inspired me as a follower of Christ. There are not enough words in any language that can be written or spoken to express how much I love you for that uncle. Thank you for always pushing me and challenging me to live right by God. He is the one true God, Amen. This bible passage makes me think of you uncle. Salamo 9:2, Ou te fiafia ma ou olioli ia te oe; ou te pese lava i lou suafa, le Silisili ese. (Translation: Psalm 9:2 -- I will be glad and exult in You;
I will sing praise to Your name, O Most High.) I read this and I thank and praise God for blessing me with you in my life. Please send my love to all of our family in Heaven and I will see you again one day in HIS Kingdom. I love you forever uncle Sai!

with love in Jesus' name,
your favorite niece Jan : ))

Dougals Pansoy

October 22, 2012

Thank you Pastor Sai.
You welcomed me as family the first day you saw me. Gave me hope when I had lost hope. I thank God for you! Thank you Jesus for Pastor Sai, the Faiaipau's and my church, Samoan Community AOG.

Pela Matavao

October 19, 2012

I'm truly very sad that we lost a great man of god. But I'm not sad anymore because i know you are in a better place now. Thank you for everything you've done for the church especially the people who needed help and special thanks from me and my family. I know you did a lot, you gave me a chance and change my life . thanks for everything pastor you are going to be miss also love Tina and family

Jeannette Matau

October 19, 2012

The heart of our congregation has gone on before us. Pastor Sai was one of the pioneers of the Samoan churches in San Jose who gave all he had for God's kingdom. A proud, joyful, faithful and honorable man with a big heart. His pride was his family, Congregation, youth and worship team.
I will miss our conversations, his voice and presence or just passing by the office and saying "how is it going Janet?" Are we good (referring to our finances)? or putting me in check when something goes wrong. Who do I turn to for spiritual advice now?
He fought a good fight and won. He has received his reward. Our love goes out to his loved ones wife, children and grandchildren for the days ahead will be full of memories for life will go on and we will take it a day at a time. I know that God will comfort you and keep you in his loving care. To Pastor Sai - Until we meet again. Love always. Families are forever.

Ana Tapa

October 18, 2012

Knowing that your gone pastor still shocks me . Still can't believe that I'm not going to see you in church way in the front lifting your hands . As weak as pastor was he was the first person to stand up and lift his hand . I've learned so much from you pastor and everything I've learned I'll always remember . I've always looked at my pastor as SUPERMAN ! Never thought that anything would happen to him even as sick as he was he was always able to pull thru . I know you fought the good fight pastor now it's time for you to rest . I'll always remember you asking me " Ana how is " ? I smile at you and say I'm good pastor then you ask " did we find a job yet "? I said still looking then we both smile lol ! You will always be SUPERMAN to me pastor and will ALWAYS have a place in my heart ! I ? and miss you Pastor

Theresa Afuola

October 17, 2012

Blessed to have known you Pastor.....Will always remember your smile, contagious...No matter how one felt before entering church, you always greeted with a smile and acknowledged us when we've been M.I.A...Thank you for encouraging each and every being that has crossed your path...Manuia lou malaga...Theresa Afuola