Ryan Thompson Bio


Brother Ryan Thompson was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana in a Pentecostal home. Bro. Thompson went to Brazil when his father, an Apostolic pastor, was invited to reach a conference there in 1996. He was eighteen years old. It was that year that he was called to preach. He worked under the leadership of Brother Raul Alvear Jr., helping in many areas while in South Brazil with Bro. Alvear. He worked with the youth and helped take care of a church.

Bro. Thompson met and arried Sis. Meide, a wonderful young lady who is a native Brazilian. They were married on the 23rd of August 1998. Shortly after their marriage they felt the confirmation of the Lord and with the blessings of Brother Alvear Sr., went to the northern city of Arapiraca. They arrived there in January 1999 and assumed a small work with seven members. That same year they built their first daughter work and began to reach out to other interior cities. Years later they have a total of 19 works including preaching points. Currently, their headquarters church runs about 120 and altogether they have about 400 people. They have seen hundreds of people baptized in North Brazil and have seen miracles, signs and wonders.

The Lord blessed the Thompsons with a little boy, Logan Lee Thompson on November 18, 2003. Another blessing, a daughter, Nathalee Lorena Thompson was born December 27, 2008.

Brother Thompson had long had a dream to build a Bible School and training center, and in May, 2006, they were able to purchase over 12 acres of land for this purpose. His vision is to reach areas in Northeast Brazil that are untouched with the wonderful gospel message that we know.


Some of the projects Bro. Thompson has need of is church van, finishing of the remodeling of his home, and Building a church in The state of Pernambuco.  A future project is for a vehicle for his Assistant Regional pastor.


Pray for the Thompson family and for the work of God in Northeast Brazil.

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