Recife, Brazil

"Brazil needs preachers, leaders, and churches that understand and live out the truth that Christianity is to be controlled by Scripture alone, faith alone, grace alone, Christ alone, and that it is all for the glory of God alone."
- Rev. Doug Leaman


Recife, Brazil

The Leamans are serving in
Recife, Brazil.

About Brazil

Official Name: Brazil

Capital City: Brasilia
(2,606,885 pop.) (3,451,549 metro)

Population of  Brazil:
201,009,622 (2013 est.)

Population of  Recife:
1,478,098 (Around 4 Mill. metro)*

Portuguese (official), and most widely spoken language. Less common languages include Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, English, and a large number of minor Amerindian languages.

Roman Catholic (nominal) 73.6%, Protestant 15.4%, Spiritualist 1.3%, Bantu/voodoo 0.3%, other 1.8%, unspecified 0.2%, none 7.4%

Brazil Real (BRL)

National Day:
September 7

White 53.7%, Mulatto (mixed white and black) 38.5%, Black 6.2%, other 0.9%, unspecified 0.7%

Except where noted, information taken from











Rev. Doug Leaman

Biblical Counseling & Project SOli Deo Gloria

Leaman Family 2023 landscape

Born to missionary parents in the country of Brazil, Rev. Doug Leaman grew up in the Bible Presbyterian Church where his dad served as missionary and pastor for many years. After graduating from The Master's College in 1995, Doug worked in Brazil for almost a decade, during which time he married Leah. They learned about the language, culture, customs, and people of Brazil while developing a heart for ministering to Brazilian people. After 500 years of Roman Catholicism, spiritism, a growing secularism, rampant political corruption, and an evangelical world that is inundated with the latest fads from around the world, Brazil is in need of the winds of the Reformation.

Doug is an ordained minister of the gospel in the Bible Presbyterian Church. He has a Master of Divinity degree from Western Reformed Seminary and a Master of Arts degree in Biblical Counseling from The Master's College as well as biblical counseling certification through NANC. His mission is to teach biblical counseling/discipleship and to preach the gospel as far and wide as the Lord will allow in cooperation with churches faithful to the gospel. The Lord has now blessed Doug and Leah with a family of seven boys.

Please pray for the Leamans.

Prayer Requests

Project Soli Deo Gloria, Brazil (Leaman)

June 2024


Thanking God for:

  • Elder Kim Conner, who will be leading the team on PMU’s behalf alongside Pastor Doug Leaman.
  • The enthusiasm and energy of the 2024 team as they are making preparations together.
  • His provision for the team in their fundraising efforts so far. If you’d like to donate to the team you can do so on our website under the “Donate” button.

Please Pray for:

  • The health and safety of the various team members as they travel from various parts of the US and other countries to meet and serve together in Brazil.
  • The pastors who will be preaching in the evenings at the English Camp, that the gospel may be clearly understood.
  • The entire team—for their various projects and camp ministry assignments, for many gospel-oriented conversations to unfold as they interact with students.
  • For the Holy Spirit’s work in the hearts of campers who will be hearing the gospel and called to salvation through faith in Christ.

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