Emilio DeCarvalho

Bishop Emilio DeCarvalho



Africa Central Conference

cob_hs_decarvalho-150x225.jpg Bishop Emílio J. M. de Carvalho is a retired bishop of The United Methodist Church, having served from 1972-2000.

In 1991, he became the President of the Council of Bishops to serve a one-year term.

Emílio J. M. de Carvalho was born in Quiongua, Angola. He studied at the Faculdade de Teologia da Igreja Methodista in São Paulo, Brazil, while serving as assistant pastor at two local churches. He received his B.D. degree in December 1958. Then he obtained an M.A. at Northwestern University in June 1960, after which he was ordained deacon by Bishop H. C. Northcott on June 3 of that year, at the Wisconsin Annual Conference.

Emílio J.M. de Carvalho returned to Angola and was appointed at Central Church in Luanda. In 1965 he became a professor and principal of Emmanuel Theological Seminary in Dondi, Angola. On January 2, 1966, at the Angola Annual Conference, he was ordained elder by Bishop H. P. Andreassen.

At the Africa Central Conference session held in Limbe, Malawi, in August 1972, Emílio J.M. de Carvalho was elected to the episcopacy and assigned to the Angola Area. He was consecrated by Bishop Escrivao A. Zunguze on the 21st of October of that year, in Luanda. He retired September 1, 2000.

He is married to Marilina de Carvalho and they have three children: Arí César, Eunice Paula, and David Mauro.