When God called us to church planting in Brazil, He began a work in our lives that would forever intertwine our hearts with Brazilians and international missions in a way that is impossible to explain with words. Since moving to Brazil in May 2000, the Lord enabled our team, with the help of many others, to start three churches and an evangelistic pre-school ministry that now ministers to approximately 170 students each week day. We transitioned our last church plant in Brazil completely over to national leadership in April 2018.
Through much prayer and research since that time, the Lord led us to pursue planting a multicultural church in the northwest region of Metro Atlanta. This vibrant and diverse region is home to Georgia’s third largest university, Kennesaw State University, and holds phenomenal potential for a church plant to grow and advance the cause of Christ in this metropolis and around the world.
As the demographics of Metro Atlanta continue to change rapidly, many local churches are struggling to adapt to the ever-growing multicultural environment. After seeking counsel from many ministry leaders, we believe it will be helpful to start a new church with an intentional strategy to become a thriving multicultural ministry that can impact this region for the glory of Christ.
We pray that our church will represent Christ well in our community,
and we pray that our community will be represented in our church!
We moved to Brazil when our oldest daughter was only 18 months old. Just a few months after we arrived, our second daughter was born, and in the years to come the Lord blessed us with two more daughters and one son. All seven of us have thoroughly enjoyed serving the Lord together! From our senior in college to our first grader, all of our children are a tremendous blessing to us! We enjoy seeing them grow in Christ and using their talents and abilities for His glory.
We are so thankful that despite all of our weaknesses and failures, the Lord showed us His love to us FIRST! - I John 4:19
Because of His AMAZING love for us, He paid the penalty for our sins by giving up His life freely on the cross. - John 3:16
NOW, we have the privilege of serving and loving Him with our lives as we endeavor to share the good news of SALVATION with those who God brings across our path! - I Corinthians 5:14-15
If you do not know Christ as your PERSONAL Savior,
we hope that you will make that decision today!