Collection 662: Oral History Interviews with Marcus Figueiredo
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.
- Figueiredo, Marcus Vinicius. (Person)
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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
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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
- Brazil -- Religion.
- Cancer -- Patients -- Religious life
- Carnival -- Brazil
- Catholic Church -- Brazil.
- Children of missionaries -- Kyrgyzstan.
- Christian education -- Brazil.
- Christianity and culture -- Kyrgyzstan.
- Church camps.
- Church work with prostitutes
- Cold War -- Religious aspects -- Christianity
- Conversion -- Personal narratives.
- Demoniac possession -- Brazil
- Evangelicalism -- Brazil.
- Evangelicalism -- United States.
- Evangelistic work -- Brazil.
- Igreja Universal do Reino de Deus.
- Jesus Christ -- Apparitions and miracles -- Brazil
- Kardec, Allan, 1804-1869.
- Krgyzstan -- Religion.
- Kyrgyz language.
- Lidório, Ronaldo.
- Missionaries -- Brazil.
- Missionaries -- Korea.
- Missions to Muslims -- Kyrgyzstan.
- Muslims -- Kyrgyzstan.
- Pentecostalism -- Brazil.
- Pioneer Ministries.
- Presbyterians -- Brazil
- Seminario Biblico Palavra de Vida.
- Spiritualism -- Brazil.
- Theological seminaries -- Brazil.
- Wheaton College (Ill.). Graduate School
- Word of Life, Inc.
- Collection 662: Oral History Interviews with Marcus Figueiredo
- Bob Shuster
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