Who We Are

The Succeed in Life Center owes its origins to the efforts of Edir Macedo, who started to hold services under a small park shelter in Rio de Janeiro. His passion was to reach out to needy, less privileged people who were often excluded by established religions. As Pastor Macedoʼs services grew in popularity, he used cinemas and local halls to accommodate growing congregations, attracting people from the streets to the expanding movement. Shortly afterwards the SiLC officially opened its first church inside a funeral home.

Further church openings followed and the movement expanded nationally across Brazil. Today there are approximately 5,000 churches in Brazil, with the headquarters in Sao Paulo holding up to 12,000 people at a time.

Following an exploratory visit to the USA, the SiLC was established in New York in 1986. Today there are churches in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Miami, Los Angeles and
many other US cities.


Who Will You See

Pastors & Bishops:
The meetings and conferences are conducted by a fully trained Pastor or Bishop.
These are men of God who have embraced the ministry on a full time basis. They do not have other employment and their only aim is to serve God by serving and helping the congregation and others in the community that need assistance. On gaining more experience, Pastors may then be chosen to serve as Bishops.
Assistant Pastor:
Assistant Pastors will also be present in the services and their role is to assist the Pastor or Bishop. They also have embraced the ministry full-time to help others.
After some years of experience, many of them will be consecrated to become a Pastor.
Assistants are voluntary helpers who dedicate some of their free time outside their daily life of work, family, domestic duties etc, to this calling. They have been chosen from among the congregation to assist the Assistant Pastors, Pastors and Bishops and to serve the members of the church.
You will find that most Bishops, Pastors, Assistant Pastors, and Assistants have been through personal problems in the past before they started attending the church.
Through the teaching and prayers they received at the SiLC, they used their faith and overcame these situations. They have all had a personal encounter with God and have undergone a self transformation. They are therefore willing and capable of assisting you through difficult situations.
Please introduce yourself to one of them who will be more than happy to sit down and speak with you for however long you need. Alternatively, call 1.888.691.2291 to set up an appointment.