Pastor Nico Smit (Director, OCI Foundation Australia)

Nico Smit (Director, OCI Foundation, Australia)

Nico Smit is a Director of the OCI Founcation (Australia), and was part of the team that saw to the successful registration of the body in Australia. He is the Lead Pastor of RiverCity Christian Church, and Managing Director of RiverCity Community Counselling in Hobart, Australia.

He is a clinically registered counsellor, lecturer and author. Originally from Durban, South Africa, he and his family relocated to Hobart, Australia, in 2008.

Under his leadership RiverCity has grown to be a powerful, multi-cultural, multi-site, influential and dynamic church with a worship centre and 5 campuses based in Tasmania, Australia. RiverCity Missions aims to make a difference through active projects in Africa, India, Asia, Pacific Islands and Australia.

Nico’s public speaking, preaching and teaching style is easy to understand and apply. He believes in empowering, discipling and releasing people into their full potential. Some of his speeches and ministrations can be watched by clicking on this link.

Along with his wife Joe-Ann, they have over 25 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 also has a broad business leadership, entrepreneurial and mentorship background.

His involvement in community and non-profit settings is broad. He is personally passionate about, and provides professional support, to people and organisations working with addictions and offenders. He teaches Applied Counselling Theories, Addictions Counselling and Working with Offenders at Alphacrucis College, Tasmania, Australia.