Established in 1992, Midway Samoan Assembly of God was birthed out of the fast growing movement of the Samoan Assemblies of God churches in the Pacific Northwest. In a time when many Samoans began migrating to America, especially in the west coast, a need emerged for assimilation and the church to help bridge the gap between culture and community.
With this inspiration, Midway Samoan AG was pioneered by the late Rev. Fa’afiaolo Taofi Ito Fualaau and was officially opened on June 20, 1992. Six years later, on March 2, 1998, the General Council of the Assemblies of God officially recognized Midway Samoan AG as a General Council affiliated church under the Northwest Network Ministry District.
Due to her declining health, Rev. Taofi decided it was time to pass the baton. In 2001, Rev. Taofi retired as lead pastor and Rev. Lepopeasenuu Fualaau became the second lead pastor in the history of the church. During his tenure, the church was transferred out of the Northwest Ministry Network District and into the newly formed Samoan District Council in May of 2014.
The church also purchased a 2.99 acre property in the city of Federal Way, Washington with the hopes of constructing a new church building in the near future. However, Rev Popea would not see that dream come to fruition. In 2018, God called Rev Lepopeasenuu Fualaau home.
On November 2, 2018, Midway Samoan AG elected its third lead pastor – Rev. Matthew Na’asona Taumua. On February 9, 2019, Pastor Matt and Angel Taumua were officially dedicated as the new lead pastors and began their tenure at Midway Samoan AG. Plans are on the way to building appropriate facilities to help with the propagation of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Midway is committed to reaching and influencing those living in our city and its surrounding communities for Jesus.