Silas Malafaia

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Silas Malafaia
Silas Malafaia in Recife.jpg
Silas Malafaia
Born (1958-09-14) 14 September 1958 (age 56)
Rio de Janeiro
Nationality Brazilian
Occupation Pastor, author and televangelist
Spouse(s) Elizete Malafaia

Silas Malafaia (born 14 September 1958) is a Brazilian evangelical pastor, author, and televangelist, who also has a degree in Psychology. He is the leader of the pentecostal church Assembleia de Deus Vitória em Cristo. He is married to Elizete Malafaia. Malafaia is the CEO of the gospel publisher Central Gospel, he is also the vice-president of the Brazilian interdenominational council of the evangelical ministers CIMEB), which is made up of approximately 8.500 ministers and leaders of Protestants churches.[1]

A highly controversial figure in Brazil, Malafaia is known for his strong opposition to homosexual marriage and abortion. His critics accuse him of being a 'bigot' and 'homophobic', which he denies.[2]

According to a Forbes Magazine publication, his total net worth is estimated at $150 million.[3]

List of publications[edit]

References[edit]

See New York Times article of 26 November 2011 The Saturday Profile: Evangelical Leader Rises in Brazil's Culture Wars – By SIMON ROMERO

  1. ^ http://www.cimeb.org.br/aspx/directors.aspx
  2. ^ Marcha para Jesus vira ato contra união homoafetiva (Portuguese)
  3. ^ http://www.forbes.com/sites/andersonantunes/2013/01/17/the-richest-pastors-in-brazil/