Thiago Goncalves moved to the United States from Brazil at age seventeen. He received a B.S., in Exercise Science from Bryan College, TN and a M.A. in Theology from Southwestern Assemblies of God University, TX. Thiago began his work as a mentor and soccer coach at Southwestern Assemblies of God University, followed by Dallas Christian College, and eventually to F.C. Dallas. Passionate about soccer and ministry, the move to Dallas, TX was a natural fit. With encouragement from his wife Stephanie and a driven confidence in the call of God, he founded in 2008 All Nations Soccer Ministries (ANS Ministries). Along with a host of team members and volunteers from around the world, Thiago has reached twenty-one nations and approximately eighty thousand people with the Gospel message. In his free time, Thiago loves to play with his three kids Hannah (7 yrs), Gracie (3 yrs), and Levi (1 yr). He also conducts conferences for church leadership around the globe with the purpose to encourage and equip leaders to fulfill their God given callings for life and ministry. Grateful for his local church and fellow denominational ministers, Thiago currently holds ministerial licenses as an evangelist with the Assemblies of God, USA.
Fluent in English, Portuguese and Spanish, Thiago has served as an international speaker in schools, sports team events, government buildings, Gospel crusades, conferences, church meetings, and revivals in the USA and twenty different nations worldwide. With fourteen years of experience as a public speaker, Thiago is able to connect with people of many different backgrounds and cultures and encourage them to fulfill their God given destiny.
Thiago found the gift of leadership from the early years in college where he lead a group of fifty plus students who met weekly to worship and find encouragement in the word of God. His background in competitive soccer and swimming enriched his knowledge base and helped him to develop a very effective and unique approach to leadership that has allowed him to connect and influence dozens of men and women of all different ages by mentoring and helping them find their confidence to face the everyday challenges of life and most importantly fulfill their callings.
Thiago has written a leadership seminar designed for the leadership of the local church on the topic of "Spiritual Authority." The seminar is designed to encourage key leaders to identify themselves with the Great Commission and the ministry of healing and deliverance. The seminar is written in English, Portuguese and Spanish and has been ministered to over five hundred leaders serving in the local churches in USA, Brazil, Tanzania, Nigeria and Cuba.
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