Silas Malafaia

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Silas Malafaia
Silas Malafaia na Comissão de Direitos Humanos 1.JPG
Silas Malafaia
Born (1958-09-14) 14 September 1958 (age 58)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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 same-sex marriage and abortion. His critics accuse him of being a bigot and a homophobe, which he denies.[2]

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

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

  1. ^ "CIMEB - Conselho Interdenominacional de Ministros Evangélicos do Brasil". Retrieved 20 July 2015. 
  2. ^ Marcha para Jesus vira ato contra união homoafetiva (Portuguese)
  3. ^ Anderson Antunes (17 January 2013). "The Richest Pastors In Brazil". Forbes. Retrieved 20 July 2015.