God is Love Pentecostal Church
Igreja Pentecostal Deus é Amor was founded in São Paulo in 1962, by Daví Martins de Miranda (or David Miranda). By 1995 it had spread to 30 other countries, with a membership of 800,000 members in 2001 Census. As of 2003, there were 8,140 churches.
World headquarters of the denomination are located in the center of São Paulo.
The church emphasis is on divine healing and exorcism. The IPDA requires a strict code of living by its members. For example, they are not allowed to watch television.
- Why Pentecostal Churches are Growing in Brazil
- data from IBGE, Brazil's Geography & Statistics Institute
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