Dave and Jan Santos

Santos Dave Jan

In 1987 we moved to the mega-metropolis of São Paulo, Brazil, which is home to over 22 million people! Our first years on the field were focused on running a youth camp along with assisting in church planting. After eight years, we transitioned into full-time church planting. It has been a great honor to minister to, work with, and equip the Brazilian people that God has brought under our care.

Besides our church planting ministries, Dave often has outside opportunities to speak at youth events and other local churches. We also spend quite a bit of time investing in marriages - both in group settings as well as with individual couples who are struggling.

Since 1989, we have hosted short-term mission teams. The Lord allowed us to build a gorgeous retreat center where we house the groups. This center is used by Brazilian churches during the year as well. It has been our privilege to be able to expose over 1,400 American teens and adults to missions on the front lines. The most rewarding part of hosting groups is seeing what God does in THEM while they serve Him here.

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