The Universal Church

What We Believe

What is the Universal Church? The truth and how define Universal Church

Without secret: learn the history of our origins and find out how we do one of the greatest works of evangelism in the world.

Four decades ago, universal kingdom of god church expressed its faith and belief in the living God. Based on the Bible, it reveals the power that the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit have in transforming and saving lives.

After the creation of human beings, God the Father was the first to manifest to man, teaching him how to follow and obey his doctrines. These teachings were followed by Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and so many other heroes of the faith.

Unfortunately, man let sin corrupt his attitudes. Thus many have strayed from the right path and have followed the tracks of their own heart. But God, in His infinite grace and manifestation of love for humanity, sent His Only Son to bring the Law and fulfill the Divine Commandments.

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The Lord Jesus Christ, the Son-God, was the Second to manifest Himself to man. When He came into the world, He suffered, was crucified, died and was buried, but on the third day He rose again. This time, he guaranteed Salvation to man and liberation from all suffering.

The God-Holy Spirit was the Third to manifest Himself to mankind. His revelation is made in the heart. Thus he can convince man of his sins by showing through conscience that a person can err, but if there is sincere repentance, God will forgive him.

From the beginning, the Holy Trinity acts with power and wisdom, and to this day reveals His will through the Bible, which was written by divinely inspired men, as 2 Timothy 3: 16-17 shows: “All Scripture is inspired by God is useful for teaching, for rebuking, for correction, for training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be perfect and perfectly equipped for every good work. “

But the man or woman who has his life in the hands of God can only perform the good Work when he repents of his sins. And this is done through water baptism, accomplished by immersion. There human nature is buried, that is, sin, and a new person is born, ready to perform the will of God on earth.

Baptism with the Holy Spirit

The baptism with the Spirit of God is an act of grace and is performed by the Lord Jesus himself in all those who desire to be purified and also to walk in holiness. Therefore, Universal church (uckg church) bases its faith and belief exclusively on the Word of God in the Holy Bible.

The Last Supper

Among the events, the Holy Supper is the most important ceremony. It represents not only a symbol of the participation of the body and blood of the Lord, but the strengthening of the physical and spiritual Church. In addition, it serves for a renewal of vows of covenant with God.

Tithes and offerings

Universal church of the kingdom of god (uckg) also believes that tithes and offerings are as sacred as the Word of God. The tithes signify fidelity, and the offerings, the servant’s love toward his Lord. All who serve God have the right to an abundant life. This is what the Lord Jesus says in the book of John 10.10: “I came that they might have life, and have it more abundantly.”

Finally, the Universal church belief is that everyone should have an ongoing relationship with the Lord Jesus by faith and thus gain eternal life, which He has promised to all who endure to the end. “To the overcomer, I will give you to sit with Me on My throne, just as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.” Revelation 3:21


  • Internet

    Social Networks

    While many frequent social networks for futility, Universal uses them as an important means of evangelization and guidance.

    Facebook and Twitter can be used as channels of Salvation, love and prosperity, shared with real and virtual friends. Like and share.

  • Showdown of Faith

    Showdown of Faith is a program hosted by Bishop Bira Fonseca – of The Universal Church. Currently airing on BET 7-days a week.


  • Showdown of Faith

    The Showdown of Faith is a daily show airing on BET that has changed the lives of thousands of people around the USA, breaking the chains of spiritual oppression, generational curses, sicknesses, depression, and all that comes against them to try to steal their peace and happiness.

Universal History

Get to know the history of the Universal Church, which begins in a small bandstand in the suburb of Rioe that today evangelizes people in more than 100 countries around the world..

  • The bandstand

    It all started in a bandstand in the suburb of Rio de Janeiro. With a keyboard, microphone and a Bible, the then pastor Edir Macedo Bezerra went every Saturday to the Méier neighborhood. He climbed the seven steps of the bandstand and preached to the few. They were the first steps of the Universal Church, whose main incentive was Mrs. Eugênia, mother of today’s Bishop Edir Macedo.

  • The Funeral Home

    The first church was erected where an old funeral parlor operated, in the neighborhood of the Abolition, also in Rio de Janeiro. The first cult was held there on July 9, 1977. The help of the first members was crucial. Albino da Silva found the property. Dona Lindalva donated the fan.

Bishop History

The founder of the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God, Bishop Edir Macedo, was born in Rio de Janeiro. In 1963, he began his professional career as a civil servant. He became a continuum at the State Lottery of Rio de Janeiro (Loterj) and worked at the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) as a researcher in the economic census of 1970. He went on to complete his 16 year career as a civil servant, to dedicate himself to the Work of God, which, at the time, was considered by some people a madness.

He is married to Ester Bezerra, with whom he has two biological daughters, Cristiane and Viviane, and an adopted son, Moyses. Edir Macedo always insists on talking about his wife’s support. He says that the woman plays an important role in the family. She educates her children to be men of faith, she takes care of her husband, the house, and she lives a busy day. However, the difference of the woman of God is that she does everything with the direction of the Lord.

Edir Macedo has a vast academic background: he holds a degree in theology from the United Evangelical Faculty of Theology Seminary and the Faculty of Theological Education in the State of São Paulo (Fatebom). He received his doctorate in theology, Christian philosophy and is Honoris Causa in divinity, in addition to a master’s degree in theological sciences at the Federation of Evangelical Religious Entities of Spain (FEREDE) in Madrid, capital of Spain.

Hoje, reconhecido como um dos líderes evangélicos mais conceituados do mundo, já realizou concentrações que reuniram milhões de pessoas. Entre as várias obras sociais feitas, se destaca a arrecadação de 700 toneladas de alimentos não perecíveis para as comunidades carentes, em um evento ocorrido no Vale do Anhangabaú, na capital paulista.

Today, recognized as one of the most respected evangelical leaders in the world, it has already held gatherings that brought together millions of people. Among the various social projects made, it is worth mentioning the collection of 700 tons of non-perishable food for needy communities at an event in Vale do Anhangabaú, in São Paulo.

Editorial Phenomenon

The release of the first two books of his memoir trilogy promoted a major revolution in the publishing industry.

To work “Nothing to Lose”, of Editora Planeta, is based on a long interview with journalist Douglas Tavolaro.

In the autobiography, the founder of Universal talks about controversial issues, difficulties faced, times of persecution and overcoming and reveals secrets kept for decades, as well as intimate details of his life. He even brings his version to controversial facts, such as the arrest in 1992, and tells details and lessons he took from the 11 days he was behind the bars, in the company of ordinary prisoners.

The first book was released in several cities in Brazil and reached all sales records wherever it went, becoming a phenomenon in 2012, repeating success in other countries. For many months it remained at the top of the bestseller list.

Artists, politicians, authorities, ordinary people, were all curious to know who is the man who does not let his faith be shaken, even in the face of so much persecution.

“Nothing to Lose 2” repeated the success of volume 1. In it, subjects such as the purchase of the first radio and TV Record, the construction of the replica of the Temple of Solomon, among others, are approached and lead the reader to important reflections for life.


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Cinthia Meibach e Eliana Caetano

Content Coordinator:

Ivonete Soares


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