Who we are
We have served as missionaries in the greater São Paulo region of Southeast Brazil since 2005. São Paulo is considered one of the largest city centers in the world with a population of 30 million people in the greater region. Our primary focus has always been on making disciples and church-planting.
In 2019, we will be relocating to Southern Brazil to lead the Southern Cone Initiative. We will continue to focus on making disciples who make disciples, church-planting, and helping churches develop Great Commission pathways into all the world.
Jonathan and Erin
Samuel, Jesse, Abigail, Hannah, and Benjamin
What God has done
2005 - We moved to Brazil in January when Samuel, our oldest son, was 2 months old.
Erin studied Portuguese during the first year while Jonathan helped at a local church and researched where in São Paulo to dig into and work. God led us to the East Zone.
We moved to the East Zone of São Paulo at the end of 2005 to start working in a district know as Cidade Tiradentes, the largest government housing project in Latin America.
2006 - We joined God at work and helped plant a church in the neighborhood of Barro Branco.
2007 - God gave us a strategically located property which we later start a church on.
2007 - Jesse is born
2008 - God opened a door for us to help plant a church in Barreiras.
2009 - God opened a door for us to help plant a church in São Jose.
2009 - Abigail is born
2010 - We transition Igreja Batista Caminho do Rei over to Brazilian Leadership and return to the U.S. on furlough.
2011 - Hannah is born
2012 - God opened a door for us to plant Igreja Batista Oásis in the Bairro of Cidade Tiradentes on a strategic property we purchased back in 2007.
2013 - The Asia Project was launched in order to mobilize brazilian churches towards mission projects in the 10-40 Window.
2013 - Benjamin is born (that's it - no more!)
2014 - The Oasis of Hope Project was launched to reach at risk youth through a Biblically integrated soccer program.
2016 - Igreja Batista Oásis is transitioned over to the Brazilian Leadership and return to the U.S. on furlough.
2017 - Moving to Campinas to join a church planting revitalization effort.
2018 - Launched The Southern Cone Initiative.
2019 - Anticipated move to Southern Brazil.