Joseph first arrived in Canberra in 2009 for undergraduate studies, hailing from Malaysia. He was attending another church and had visited Southside (then WVBC) a few times, as he had many friends in the uni ministry Overseas Christian Fellowship (OCF) invite him to attend. He chose to make Southside his permanent church family in 2012, bringing his wife Erene and son Stephen into the picture since then.
Joseph describes that he has grown significantly through being involved in the many ministries at Southside, including music, uni student ministry, fellowship groups, discipleship groups, preaching, and leading church. He wholeheartedly believes that Southside is a great example of the body of Christ, growing and supporting her partners under the headship of Christ. He and his family find it a great joy to be a part of this community!