Speaker Profile


Davi Charles Gomes 

is currently Chancellor of Mackenzie Presbyterian University

About Davi Charles Gomes 

The Rev. Dr. Davi Charles Gomes is currently Chancellor of Mackenzie Presbyterian University, a 45k student educational institution, present in 5 locations of Brazil, and one of the foremost private universities in this country. Formerly, Davi Gomes presided the Andrew Jumper Presbyterian Graduate School of Theology (CPAJ) of the Presbyterian Church of Brazil, where he still teaches some modules in their graduate programs.  He holds degrees from the University of Massachusetts at Boston (B.A.), The Theological Seminary of the Reformed Episcopal Church (M.Div.), Westminster Theological Seminary (Ph.D.) and courses at the Philadelphia Lutheran Theological Seminary and the University of Geneva. 

Dr. Gomes was ordained and spent the first ten years of his ministry in the PCA, serving in the Boston area, where he was also the Operations Manager and later a member of the Board of Directors of the Emmanuel Gospel Center, as well as a founding board member of the Boston Christian Economic Coalition.  He is also the president of the Commission on Inter-Ecclesiastical Relations of the Presbyterian Church of Brazil (CRIE-IPB) and a representative of the Presbyterian Church of Brazil at WRF, as well as an individual member of WRF.  Dr. Gomes is on the Edwards Project Committee, serves as Co-Chairman of the Theological Education Commission, has represented WRF at the International Council for Evangelical Theological Education (ICETE) and is on the Executive Committee of the WRF.

He has pastored and planted churches in the USA (Boston and Philadelphia) and in Brazil, and is presently planting a church in downtown Sao Paulo.  He has published several articles and contributions to books in English as well as Portuguese.  Besides having taught at institutions in the USA (Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and Reformed Theological Seminary) and Brazil, Dr. Gomes has also lectured in countries throughout Latin America, Africa and Europe.  He lives in Mogi das Cruzes, Brazil, with his wife, Adriana Heringer Gomes and their twin young men.