Country Statistics

  • Population: 210,727,000 (86% urban)
  • Evangelical Christians: 24.56%

    Brazilian General Conference

  • FM Work Opened: 1946
  • FM Churches: 94
  • FM Membership: 7,347
  • Ordained Ministers: 116
  • Ministerial Candidates: 35
  • Bishop: José Ildo Swartelle de Mello
  • Ecclesiastical Accountability: Free Methodist World Conference

    Nikkei Provisional General Conference

  • FM Work Opened: 1936
  • FM Churches: 34
  • FM Membership: 2,455
  • Ordained Ministers: 30
  • Ministerial Candidates: 4
  • Bishop: Daniel Seiji Abe
Brazil on the globe (South America centered)

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• continued growth of both the Brazilian and Nikkei Conferences through evangelism, discipleship and church planting
• the wise and courageous leadership of each conference as they navigate the increasingly secular and liberal political situations in Brazil
• the church plants in the capital city of Brasilia
• continued creative ministry of the Nikkei Conference churches to the Japanese and Brazilian communities
• the Nikkei Conference as it is involved in mission work around the globe
• missionaries Dan and Hope Owsley as they guide and resource the leaders of the new conference in Brasilia
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Funding the Brazil Church Planting and Development (CPD) will help resource church planting and leadership development


Urgent Need:
Brazil school

Team needed for the end of 2016 or early 2017 for a construction project at an ICCM school in Monte Santo, Brazil! A team of around ten would be ideal for a project lasting from seven to 14 days. Teams will work alongside Brazilian construction experts as they help continue the building project at the ICCM school. If interested please contact Jonathan Eccles at or 317-616-4777.

The Free Methodist church in Brazil has need of a work team of 8-10 people to help with construction. The team would be working alongside Brazilian volunteers and hired laborers for 9-16 days. The project is to construct a building in Cuiaba, a city of 500,000 people, to house the Cuiaba Downtown FM Church. Teams could also participate in evangelistic presentations at local schools and churches.