Emilio J. M. de Carvalho

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Emilio J. M. de Carvalho is a retired Angolan Bishop of the United Methodist Church, elected to that office in 1972.

Emilio was born 3 August 1933 in Quiongua, Malanje, Angola. He studied at the Faculdade de Teologia da Igreja Methodista in São Paulo, Brazil. At the same time he served as Assistant Pastor of two local churches. He earned his B.D. degree in December 1958. Carvalho then earned an M.A. degree from Northwestern University (June 1960). The Rev. de Carvalho was ordained a Deacon in The Methodist Church 3 June 1960 by Bishop H.C. Northcott at the Wisconsin Annual Conference.

The Rev. de Carvalho returned to Angola and was appointed Pastor of the Central Methodist Church in Luanda. In 1965 he became a Professor and the Principal of the Emmanuel Theological Seminary in Dondi, Angola. He was ordained an Elder in The Methodist Church 2 January 1966 by Bishop H.P. Andreassen at the Angola Annual Conference.

The Rev. Emilio J. M. de Carvalho was elected to the Episcopacy of the United Methodist Church at the Africa Central Conference session held in Limbe, Malawi, August 1972. He was consecrated a Bishop by Bishop Escrivao A. Zunguze 21 October 1972 in Luanda. Bishop de Carvalho was assigned the Angola Episcopal Area.

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  • InfoServ, the official information service of The United Methodist Church. [1]
  • The Council of Bishops of the United Methodist Church [2]

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