The General Secretary of the Seventh Day Baptist World Federation is pleased to announce the election of Pastor Luciano Barreto Nogueira de Moura as President of the organization. Pastor Luciano serves in the Seventh Day Baptist Conference of Brazil. His election was ratified by a majority of the World Federation member conferences after a recommendation by the Executive Committee. Pastor Luciano replaces the late Pastor Jonas Sommer, another Brazilian, who was tragically killed in a car accident along with his wife and two children, in February of this year.
As part of his testimony, Pastor Luciano Barreto Nogueira de Moura says, “I was captivated by Christ in 1992 and was baptized in Salvador, Bahia, in my homeland of Brazil. I attended a Presbyterian church for some years and after moving to Brasília, the capital of Brazil, I attended the Bethel Brazilian church. In 1999, I discovered the Seventh Day Baptist Church on the Fortaleza SDB church website and began to lead a small group in the home of a Seventh Day Baptist brother in Sobradinho, Federal District. I was ordained as a pastor in 2006. Since then, I have been pastor of the First Seventh Day Baptist Church of Brasília, a small group that met in my home until August of 2014 when we began renting a room in Brasília.”
Pastor Luciano Moura was World Federation Vice-President for South America from 2003 to 2005. He attended the World Federation Sessions in Brazil in 2003 and in 2017, serving as a delegate for his conference. He graduated in Economics and Law, with post-graduate work in both areas and he is finishing Theological Studies by Andrew Jumper Post-graduate Center – Mackenzie University. He is a theological student at the Methodist University. He and Liane have been married for 29 years. They have twins; their daugther Ilara, who is single, and their son Gabriel, who is married to Paula; all of them servants of The Lord.