Alessandro (Alex) Brito was born and raised in Brazil. From childhood, he attended the First Baptist Church in Goiania. And in 1992 he publicly expressed his faith in Christ and was baptized. When he completed his secondary school education in 1999, he opened his own business and studied for a degree in Business. During his studies he met Aluanna, who soon afterwards became his wife.
Late in 2003 they sold their company and came to London to study English. They moved into a new house, immersed themselves into the new culture, started making new friends and began communicating in a new language.
They began to attend a church but understood little. Instead they decided to study the Bible together at home. Soon their friends wanted to join them. In 2005 this group of 15 friends decided to plant an evangelical church in Watford.
As the gospel was faithfully preached, people were converted. Many of these were migrant workers and students who then went back to their home countries. From this time onwards, Alex has wanted to serve the Lord in church planting.
Shortly after their daughter’s birth, Zarah, they returned to Brazil in 2009. Alex completed his formal theological training at the Seminario Teologico Batista Goiano and he began to raise money for a new church plant.
He served, for four years, in one of the churches planted by the First Baptist Church in Goiania and managed the Missions’ Department of the Baptist Convention of Goias.
In 2014 Alex joined the Antioch Plan (Co-Mission Church Plant Network) and moved to South Norwood, London, in June 2015 to plant Mosaic Multicultural Church. In September 2015 they began to run two projects, ‘English for Everybody’, teaching English as a second language, and ‘The Voice’, a free interpretation service for those who can’t speak English. In October 2015 they started to run Christianity Explored Course in their home.
These initiatives have given the church a wonderful opportunity to build relationships and share the gospel in London among people from 13 different nationalits.