Today’s guest is David Leister joining us from San Antonio Texas. David and I met several years ago a business development visit he made to Campinas. I then had I had the opportunity to interview him here on Talk 2Brazil in 2013 . David Leister is now Executive Director at Purpose Brazil, Purpose Brazil partners with faith-based entities and people across America to develop and lead high impact short-term mission trips to Brazil.Ouça "David Leister, Purpose Brazil, San Antonio, Texas" no Spreaker.
David Leister is a global missions strategist and executive pastor from San Antonio, Texas. David lived in Brazil for nearly eleven years, where he met his wife, Carlett, who hails from Pará. They have two daughters, Sarah and Indy Lara. The Leisters are a multicultural family that calls both Brazil and the United States home, and probably speaks more Portuguese at home than English!
After a couple of decades as an entrepreneur, business development executive, and international trade promoter with the State of Texas, David went into full time vocational ministry in 2017. While serving as a pastor on staff and director of global missions at one of the largest and fastest growing evangelical churches in America, David and Carlett launched Purpose Brazil, a nonprofit entity with tax exempt status.
Purpose Brazil exists to deliver real hope and lasting life change to underserved communities and people in Rio Grande do Norte in the name of Jesus. Through a network of public-private partnerships, Purpose Brazil’s vision is to scale and expand its model of development and discipleship throughout Brazil. Purpose Brazil invests in underserved communities and people, sharing the hope of Christ, providing leadership development services and other tangible resources to initiate real, measurable life change for generations to come.