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NEW YORK (RNS) Fourteen years after he started out in Brazil, Apostle Valdemiro Santiago sits at the helm of a booming Pentecostal network of 4,000 churches, including 10 in the U.S. Despite Santiago's personal wealth, his movement's relative poverty and simplicity may be its greatest asset.

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  1. You are the chosen of God, do not give up! Single and Blessed is the anointing that God has given you! Brazil is privileged for you and your anointing and gift of God, God is Power!

  2. It is very interesting that we have a Brazilian Pentecostal Church that is called Worldwide Church of God Power as I was a former member of the Youth Opportunities United youth wing of the Herbert W. Armstrong led Worldwide Church of God that was Sabbatarian in its basis.

  1. [...] Brazilian evangelist has big plans for U.S. Fourteen years after he started out in the countryside outside Sao Paulo, Santiago sits at the helm of a booming Pentecostal church in Brazil, the world’s fastest-growing evangelical country. He now leads 4,000 churches, including 10 in the United States, where fiery worship and exorcisms form part of the appeal. Like many missionary churches, the Worldwide Church plans to proselytize and attract the local Brazilian diaspora and America’s growing Hispanic population and non-immigrant whites, as well. [...]

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