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Collection 662: Oral History Interviews with Marcus Figueiredo

Identifier: CN 662

Scope and Contents

Oral history interviews of Brazilian minister and missionary Marcus Figueiredo. Topics covered included his family background; membership in a spiritualist church, conversion; education at Seminario Biblico Palavra da Vida (Word of Life Seminary); his battle with cancer; pastoral duties at the Igreja Presbiteriana 12 de Agosto (August 12 Presbyterian Church); Evangelicalism in Brazil; Pioneer Missions; mission work in Kyrgyzstan as a teacher of English; Muslim attitudes towards Jesus; the Wheaton College Graduate School; Evangelicalism in the United States. The time period covered by the interview is 1969-2011.

Marcus Figueiredo was interviewed by Bob Shuster January and February 2011 in the offices of the Wheaton College Billy Graham Center Archives in Wheaton, Illinois.


  • 2011


Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright to the sound recordings in this collection is held by the Wheaton College Billy Graham Center Archives.

Biographical Information

Full name: Marcus Vinicus Cortes de Figueiredo

Birth: 1969 in Aracaju, Sergipe, Brazil


Parents: Huberto and Delma Figueiredo. Huberto passed away when Marcus was almost eighteen.

Siblings:Three brothers. One, Marcus’ twin died at the age of five,

Marital Status: Married to Andrea Rose Pradeo de Melo in 1995

Children: Two, Elisabeth and Asaph

Conversion: At the age of 20 in January 1990 through a World of Life camp ministry

Ordination: In the Igreja Presbiteriana


199? -1997 - Seminario Biblico Palavra da Vida, Atibaia, Brazil; graduated with a BA in Theology, with emphasis on Pastoral Ministry and Christian Education

2009-2012 - Wheaton College Graduate School, Intercultural Studies Department; graduated with an MA


1998-2005 - On the pastoral staff of Igreja Presbiteriana 12 de Agosto in Aracaju, Brazil, since 2003 as senior pastor

1999-2000 - The Figueiredos spent a year in the United States working at Camp Forest Springs in Westboro, Wisconsin

2003? - Joined Pioneers, a mission. Spent 15 days in Russia at the Pioneers office in Moscow, Russia

2005-2009 - After language study and orientation, became a teacher of English with Pioneers in a village outside of Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan


2 Sound Recordings

231 Minutes

Language of Materials


Accruals and Additions

The materials in this collection were given to the Wheaton College Billy Graham Center Archives by Marcus Figueiredo in January 2011.

Accession: 11-03, 11-07

October 8, 2020

Bob Shuster

Collection 662: Oral History Interviews with Marcus Figueiredo
Bob Shuster
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Roman Script

Repository Details

Part of the Evangelism & Missions Archives Repository

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Wheaton IL 60187 US