Bishop Manoel Ferreira is a head pastor of the National Convention of the Assemblies of God in Brazil, the highest representative body of evangelical leaders from Latin America, with more than 20,000 affiliated pastors. He previously served as president and chair of numerous Assemblies of God churches and as a lecturer in Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, and the United States. Bishop Ferreira coordinates dozens of social institutions in Brazil which provide medical, educational, and social support for recovering addicts, the elderly and street children. He served in Brazil’s National Congress from 2006-2012 and is the recipient of numerous awards for his service to his country and people. Bishop Ferreira was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009.