João – Pastor

What do you do Mondays – Fridays?

I work at the church Mondays, Fridays and Sundays, I am at Spurgeon’s College in London for my Master’s degree in Theology on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, have my study/reading day on Thursday and day off on Saturdays which I spend with my family.

Likes and dislikes

I like a good coffee, enjoy reading, walking and playing with my children; I don’t like onion.

Family, children and pets

I am married to Charlotte (since 2009) and have 2 children, James (born 2011) & Rebecca (born 2013).

What is your favourite Bible passage?

Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”  Philippians 3:12-14 (NIV)

Short Testimony:

I became a Christian when I was still a teenager in Brazil; I had a rough upbringing with some addiction problems in the family. I was feeling spiritually and emotionally lost and in my search for meaning in life. I was invited to attend an evangelical preaching crusade and the Word of God spoke to me very powerfully; I surrendered my life to Jesus, this was in 1989. God has always been faithful to me, I never regret giving my life to Him.


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