Nico and Joe-Ann Smit are the Lead Pastors of RiverCity Christian Church in Hobart, Australia. They have a deep love for God and people. Originally from Durban, South Africa. After pastoring in South Africa for many years they felt God call them to relocate to Hobart in 2008. The church was transitioned to their leadership from Pastor Jim and Fely Garlick. Since coming to Hobart they have seen RiverCity grow to be a powerful, influential and dynamic church. As the worship centre and campus church vision continues to unfold there is much expansion expected in the future.
Nico’s preaching and teaching style allows God’s Word to be communicated in an easy to understand and apply manner. He believes in empowering, discipling and realising people into their God-given potential. Miracles, breakthroughs and victory follow people when they discover their reality of a loving, incredible God.
Joe-Ann is a gentle, loving and encouraging person. She has a love for children’s ministry and takes a special interest in everything that includes children. Her influence in women’s ministry continues to bear fruit.
They have over 20 years of missions, leadership and church building experience. In their lifetime they have ministered on six continents and many countries which has equipped them with a good understanding of cross-cultural dynamics. Nico and Joe-Ann reside in Hobart, Australia and have two grownup children, Sheldon (married to April) and Nicole. They are also proud grandparents.