Jay and Luciane Bauman moved to Rio de Janeiro in 2009 with one dream in mind. To see the restoration of this beautiful country through the life-changing power of Jesus Christ. The dream is based on Isaiah 61:4: "They will rebuild the ancient ruins, and restore the places long devastated; they will renew the ruined cities that have been devastated for generations." Check out the video on the right to learn more about our vision.
Jay Bauman, Director
Jay Bauman is the founder and director of Restore Brazil. Jay pastors Igreja do Redentor, a church plant in Rio de Janeiro, as well as the international Union Church, an English-speaking congregation. Serving as the co-director of Acts 29 Latin America, Jay is involved in advancing the gospel to Brazil and beyond. Jay has an Masters in Business from Baylor University and has studied at Reformed Theological Seminary. Jay resides in Rio with his wife Luciane and daughters Sophia and Olivia.
Eric Papp, Coordinator
A recent addition to the Restore Brazil team, Eric Papp moved to Brazil in 2014 to help serve alongside Jay and Luciane. A graduate of the University of Missouri and a registered nurse, Eric brings significant experience and a love for mercy ministry. As a coordinator with Restore Brazil, Eric's primary focus is developing mercy ministry and working with mission teams. Eric married to Suzanna in June 2015 and they have a new baby Daughter, Ana.