Dr. L. Wesley de Souza, Arthur J. Moore Associate Professor in the Practice of Evangelism

Dr. L. Wesley de Souza

Dr. de Souza, a Luso-Brazilian born in Sao Paulo, is a founder of and visiting professor at South American Theological Seminary in Londrina, Brazil, where he also served as vice president of the seminary's board of trustees. He was the founding director of the Jethro Institute, a ministry that focuses on research, ministry management, and leadership training for pastors and leaders serving in local churches and Christian organizations. In addition, he was president of the board of directors of the Paul Pierson Center for Global Mission, which works with fourteen mission agencies from Latin and North America seeking the development of common actions and resources. He also serves on the editorial board of Vida Nova Publishing House, Sao Paulo, and on the editorial advisory board for The Asbury Journal. He completed Candler's postdoctoral program in Practical Theology and Religious Practices in 2005, where his research focused on a comparison of Brazilian classical Pentecostalism, Methodism, and base ecclesial communities. He is an ordained elder in full connection of the North Georgia Conference of The United Methodist Church.


Dr. L. Wesley de Souza
Candler School of Theology
Emory University
1531 Dickey Drive, Suite 344
Atlanta, GA 30322
United States
Phone: 404.727.7196
Fax: 404.727.2494
Email: l.wesley.de.souza@emory.edu