Born in a Christian family, Jaya was very familiar with the Bible and Christianity. However, his personal encounter with the Saviour happened while he was studying in Germany. Since then he gave himself for the work of Lord Jesus Christ. Just like he met his life Saviour in Germany, he also met his life companion there. They got married in 1987. After he finished his study in Civil Engineering they went back to Jakarta, Indonesia.
Ps Mindjaja Tani (usually called Jaya) moved to Australia in 1991 with his family (wife and two very young sons). They resided in Melbourne and founded the Indonesian Campus Ministries, based on Swinburne University Hawthron Campus. The ministry grew rapidly and spread to other universities and campuses like Monash University (Caulfied and Clayton), RMIT, Melbourne University and Deakin University.
In 2004, after years of long prayer and in response to the late Ps Paul Chandra’s request (founder of Gereja Kristus Brisbane – GKB), Ps Jaya moved to Brisbane to take over the next baton. He was ordained by Ps Trevor Chandler, President of Christian Life Churches International, under which GKB ensconsed as the Senior Minister. Under the leadership of Ps Jaya, GKB experienced much needed changes.
First, the name changed to Replique to reflect more of the ministry we are called to, that is to make disciples of every nations. Replique comes from the word replica, we are indeed the replica of God, created in His image. This name change is also in line with the ministry or church in Melbourne, so we have Replique Brisbane and Replique Melbourne.