Kaipati’s parents, initially from the island nation of Tuvalu, moved to Fiji where Kaipati grew up. He gave his life to Christ at age 12, and after High School worked for 7 years at the Blue Lagoon as a pay clerk in the accounts department. He then worked as a sales representative in the capital city, Suva.
In 1990 a pastor challenged him to live for Christ, and he took steps to work in full-time ministry, first with children and youth, and then as an itinerant preacher. In 1999 Kaipati attended Bible school in Fiji and graduated in 2001 with a Diploma.
After graduation he joined AFCI and moved to Tuvalu to open the AFCI ministry in this island nation. It was here that he met his wife, Anya. After marriage, they ministered together in Tuvalu before moving back to Fiji to join with Sione Veituna to expand the ministry of AFCI in the Pacific Islands.
Kaipati and Anya have two children, a daughter and a son.