Rev. Dr. Lucas de Paiva Pina
Rev. Dr. Lucas de Paiva Pina, pastor, author, and speaker, was born in Brazil, raised and converted in the Presbyterian Church of Brazil. He graduated from the Presbyterian Seminary of the South in 1979, and was ordained in 1980. He served many churches in Brazil; worked with Youth for Christ in Brazil, Portugal, and greater New York area. Here in US he worked with churches in New Jersey, Cincinnati, Toronto-OH, and in Canton, GA. In 2007 he finished his D.Min. at Columbia Theological Seminary. He was the Tri-Presbytery (Greater Atlanta, Cherokee, and Northeast Georgia) Immigrant Ministries Coordinator. He is married to Marta and they have two children and two grandsons in Brazil.