Marcelo Crivella

Senator + Politician + Engineer
Born Oct 9, 1957

Marcello Bezerra Crivella is a Brazilian politician, gospel singer, and a bishop of the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God, a Protestant denomination. In 2002, he was elected as a Senator in the federal government of Brazil for the state of Rio de Janeiro on a Liberal Party ticket. Crivella is nephew of the Edir Macedo, founder of the neopentecostal Universal Church of the Kingdom of God (UCKG).… Read More

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  • Conservative Mega Church Bishop Takes Helm As Rio's Mayor
    Yahoo News - Jan 01, 2017
  • Rio Proposal: Tax Tourists To Help Them When They Are Mugged
    NYTimes - Dec 07, 2016
  • Practical Matters Will Outweigh Puritanism For Evangelical Rio Mayor
    Yahoo News - Oct 31, 2016
  • As Brazil Veers Right, Evangelical Bishop Elected Rio Mayor
    Yahoo News - Oct 30, 2016


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Marcelo Crivella.


1957 Birth Born on October 9, 1957.


1977 19 Years Old Born in Rio de Janeiro to Catholic parents, Crivella attended the Methodist Church in his youth. His connection with his uncle, Edir Macedo, made them try an unsuccessful commercial partnership, before he was invited in 1977, to work in Macedo's newly founded Universal Church. … Read More


1992 34 Years Old He took his family on a mission to Africa in 1992, where he achieved considerable success in planting new UCKG temples, although he spoke no African languages. he became pastor and bishop, having worked ten years diffusing the Universal Church in the African continent. … Read More


1999 41 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1999, he was part of an event at the Macaran sports stadium in Rio de Janeiro, where the overflow crowd was accommodated by getting to follow the action on huge screens.
2002 44 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2002, Crivella was elected as a federal Senator of Brazil from the state of Rio de Janeiro on a Liberal Party ticket. … Read More
2003 45 Years Old Crivella was elected at the same time as Sergio Cabral Filho, who had a mandate for the period 2003-2011. … Read More
2004 46 Years Old 1 More Event
He ran for mayor of the capital in 2004 and 2008, but was unsuccessful in the three races.
2006 48 Years Old In 2006, he was gubernatorial candidate for the state of Rio de Janeiro, and was supported by the President Luís Inácio Lula da Silva. … Read More


2008 50 Years Old In 2008, he ran for mayor of the state capital, but came in 3rd place in the first round and was eliminated.
2014 56 Years Old Crivella reached the second round but was defeated on his running for Governor of Rio de Janeiro in 2014 by Luiz Fernando Pezão. … Read More
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