Brother Raul Alvear Jr. was born August 18th, 1974 in São José do Rio Pardo in São Paulo, Brazil. He is the son of missionaries Raul and Janice Alvear Sr. Sister Janice Alvear came to Brazil in 1968 when she was 18 years old. Brother Alvear’s father is from Chile. Elder Alvear’s parents became missionaries to Brazil after receiving the revelation of the Oneness through the ministry of American missionaries when he was 12 years old.
Brother Raul Alvear Jr. received the Holy Ghost when he was four years old. He was baptized in Jesus name when he was five. At the age of eight, Brother Raul Alvear Jr. felt the call on his life to preach the Word of God. When he was 14, Brother Alvear told his parents that God wanted him to pastor in Campinas. He went back to an old house his parents had previously used for a bible school and started the Work of God. He began with just a small bible school and three faithful members, now there is a beautiful church built beside the old house.
On April 26th, 2003 Brother Alvear Jr. married his wife Michele. Two years later Julia was born March 2nd, 2005. In the midst of all the work that needs to be done in Brazil, the Alvear’s have raised a wonderful daughter. It’s been over twenty years that Brother Alvear has been the pastor in Campinas, and now has fifteen daughter-works.
Brother Alvear Jr. continues passionately in the faith because he believes in the cause of Christ. His vision for Brazil is great, and he truly believes that God is God of the impossible!