Pr. Júlio Sérgio Felizardo was born in the
city of Leiria, Portugal, on the 29 th of June 1932. When he was six
years old, he lost both his parents: Beatriz de Sousa
Neto Machado da Conceição Felizardo and Domingos da Conceição
Felizardo whom, from a convicted anarchist became a true Christian, always
glorifying in his way of life the Lord who saved him.
His brother Herlânder is Pastor (retired)
and his sisters Sónia and Odete are faithful christians in their churches.
On the 18th of April of 1954. Easter Sunday,
in the beautiful bay of Luanda, Angola, he was baptized, together with his
future to be wife, sister-in-law and father-in-law. Together with his sisters
and his brother-in-law Guilherme Neves, he initiates the baptist
work in Luanda, carrying out domestic worshiping from which emerged
the first fruits and various churches.
In October of 1955 felling the call for the
ministry, he leaves Luanda and a wellpaid job missionary of B.M.S. -
Baptist Missionary Society of London, carrying out his ministry in the Missions
of Quibocolo and in Bembe, where in left various great works such
Educational, Professional, Social not to mention, Spiritual.
On 16 September 1956, marries Maria Ofélia
Felizardo, whom, to this day, has been a faithful and dedicated wife, companion
of an already long ministry of more than 50 years old. From this
marriage two sons were born: Paulo Sérgio and Luís Alberto. In 1964,
heb leaves for the city Luso, now Luena, eastern Angola, where on the
14th of December of that same year, he initiates the baptist work again
whit domestic worshiping.
On 22nd of March 1970, he leads the
congregation into inaugurating their first worshiping venue, which was later
organized as a church on 23rd of August of the same year. Under his
guidance, a beautiful Temple, sitting 500, was built and on the 10th of December
In September 1975, he returns to
Portugal and on the 21st of that same month takes over as Pastor of
Cacém's Baptist Church, in Sintra's line near Lisbon. There he initiates
the Baptist Social Center, an Institution of Social Solidarity, with a creche,
garden school, day-centre domiciliary support and a home 17 old ladies.
On 30th of November 1994, after 20 years of
intense ministry, due to various doctrine disagreements by some church members
and in defence of this pastoral dignity and baptist identity, he resigns as
pastor of the church.
On 3rd September 1995, after 5 months of
pastoral assistance, he takes over the ministry of Mangualde's Baptist Church, a
city situated in Beira Alta close to Serra da Estrela. On 31st August 2004, he
resigns as pastor of the church.
On April 2005, he takes over ministry of
Aveiro's Baptist Church, situated in beautiful litoral portuguese coast.
He left the pastorate in 2008. Currently
lives at home, on the outskirts of Lisbon, with his beloved wife, Ophelia
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