Reverend Jaime Cisterna, 55, has been a pastor since being ordained into ministry by the Brazilian Baptist Convention in 1993. That same year, he married his wife, Luisa, with whom he has three children: Tiago, Débora (married to Joshua) and Lucas. Passionate about teaching the Word of God, Jaime wrote his dissertation on the subject, believing that through it alone, the great plan of salvation is revealed. Indeed, for it is by God’s Word that His transforming power is made available to us.
One of the most fulfilling moments of Jaime’s ministry was the construction of a school in the West African country of Guinea Bissau. Over a period of two years, the church invested time, prayer and other resources to make this a reality. Now, the school hosts over 500 children from grades 1 through 12.
Reverend Clinton Cesar, 48, has been a pastor since being ordained into ministry by the Presbyterian Church of Brazil in 2000. He has been married to Juliana for 23 years and they have three beautiful daughters (Gabriela, Rebeca, and Melissa). They came to Canada in December 2016. One of his passions is church planting—before coming to Canada, he planted and pastored a Presbyterian church in Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, for 10 years.
Pastor Gordon Johnson is 69 years old and has been an accredited pastor since 2009. Prior to this, he enjoyed a career in banking that spanned 38.5 years. He and his lovely wife Shirley just celebrated 47 years of marriage. They have two awesome daughters (Jennifer, married to Duane, and Crystal). They also have a charming grandson, Parker, who is nine years old.
Pastor Gordon moved to Calgary in 2009 where he assumed a role as executive pastor at a non-denominational church, serving there for five years. Prior to this, he and Shirley had volunteered at a number of Christian and Missionary Alliance Churches, as well as at a Pentecostal church in Saskatchewan.
Mauricio Rosa is an ordained pastor and serves as a volunteer pastor at First Evangelical Free Church. He is from Brazil and came to Canada in 2001 to pursue his graduate studies in architecture. Mauricio has been working with Pastor Jaime since the very beginning of planting the first Brazilian church in Western Canada in 2007. His passions are teaching and discipleship. He has been serving as an elder and providing leadership, preaching, and teaching. He is married to Christin and together they have three young children (Thomas, and twins Nathaniel and Emma). He is the content manager for Impactus | Promise Keepers Canada, a global ministry to men organization based out of Burlington, ON.