Decio de Carvalho

Dr. Decio de Carvalho was born and bred in Brazil in a Christian family, Decio joined the task of world evangelization in 1979. He first served on the OM Ship Doulos for 4 years and then as director of Operation Mobilization in Brazil for the next 10 years. As a new organization in Latin America, Decio saw the importance of clearly defining goals and objectives. The approach was to challenge the church and the believers towards an active participation in the missionary work and to train and send Latino workers to unreached regions of the world. The following stage was a period of service in an overseas mission field. With his wife Elba and three children, he worked in Central Asia for 7 years. In 2001 they moved to Puerto Rico, Elba’s native land, for an extended sabbatical. Decio served as Director of RECOMI, the Puerto Rico Missions Network, which brings together churches, denominational missions’ departments, missions training centers and other organizations, helping them in their efforts towards the fulfillment of the Great Commission. In November of 2009 he was appointed Executive Director of COMIBAM, the CooperaciÛn Misionera Iberomaricana (Iberoamerican Missions’ Network). He is a member of the La Cumbre Christian and Missionary Alliance Church in San Juan, Puerto Rico.