Brazilian televangelist and pastor of a pentecostal church called the Assembleia de Deus Vitoria em Cristo.
He earned a degree in psychology. He later served as vice president of Brazil's Interdenominational Council of Evangelical Pastors.
He vocally opposed both same-sex marriage and abortion.
He married Elizete Malafaia.
He and Catholic Archbishop Odilo Scherer both became well-known Brazilian religious leaders.