Neli grew up in a pastoral home. Although music was always at the forefront of what Neli wanted to do, he sensed the call to full-time ministry not long after becoming a follower of Christ himself in 1998. Already having graduated 3 years prior with a Bachelors degree in Theology, he returned to do post-graduate work in Theology, and sensed God’s timing was right to move into full-time ministry at the close of 2000.
In late 2006 upon marrying Tina (who herself is from a musical background and has siblings in full-time ministry), he moved to Singapore and held the post of Worship and Creative/Associate Pastor with Every Nation Church Singapore. Neli and Tina also travel extensively speaking and teaching primarily in the areas of worship and leadership, with a passion particularly to see the arts redeemed, and to see this generation won for the glory of Jesus Christ.
In 2011, Neli and Tina planted the first Every Nation Church Singapore satellite campus called EN Central, which brought the church of Jesus Christ to a bar on Orchard Rd – which is the most famous shopping street in Singapore (this is now ENCS Kallang).
God has since moved them back down under where they have been appointed since mid-2014 as the senior pastors of Every Nation Brisbane in Australia. Both Neli and Tina count it an honour to pastor EN Brisbane – a vibrant Spiritual family, and are very excited to see what God is about to do in Queensland, and how it will affect Christ-centred change in Australia and inevitably the world.