Missionaries - Brazil

Phil & Rachel

The Stucky Family
Currently serving in: Greater Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul
Relocating in 2021 to:
Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Joined BGFM: September 1979

Sending church: Emmanuel Bible Church

Phil Stucky

First ministry: pastor of evangelism
(September 1979 - June 1980)

Field: Fortaleza, Ceará (1980 - 2005); Maceió, Alagoas (2006 - 2008); Greater Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul (2009 - 2020); Florianópolis, Santa Catarina (2021)

Academic History:

  • Corban University
    Bachelor’s in History

  • Dallas Theological Seminary
    Master’s in Biblical Studies

  • Western Seminary
    Master’s in Theology

  • Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
    Doctorate in Cross-Cultural Ministry

How He Serves:

  • Training others to begin seminaries

  • Missions conferences

  • National church planting conferences

  • Cross-cultural church planting conferences

  • Family conferences

  • Discipleship conferences

  • Church planting and pastoring

  • Theology classes at Seminário Bíblico do Sul (Bible Seminary of the South)

E-mail: philipstucky@gmail.com

Rachel Stucky

Academic History:

  • Corban University
    Associate of Arts


How she serves:

  • Children’s ministry

  • Women’s ministry

  • Classes of raising children

E-mail: philandrachelstucky@gmail.com

Philip and Rachel Stucky both accepted Christ as their Savior at a young age and were open to the Lord’s leading in their lives, attending Western Baptist College in Salem, Oregon, to better prepare themselves to serve Him. They met and were married in Salem, on April 7, 1979, after which they went to Dallas Theological Seminary, where Philip received his Master of Art’s degree in Biblical Studies. They returned to Salem, Oregon, where Philip was Pastor of Outreach at Heritage Baptist Fellowship for a year. They were accepted as missionaries with the Brazil Gospel Fellowship Mission in 1979, arriving in Fortaleza, Brazil, in 1980. Philip continued his studies at Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon, where he received a Master of Art's degree in Theology, and more recently a Doctor of Ministry degree in Cross-Cultural Studies from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Boston.


They have 3 grown sons--Andrew, Luke and Mark. Andrew completed his studies at Oregon State University in computer programming and married Erin Gardner on July 8, 2006; they have four children, Nathan, Kara, Ryan, and Caleb, and live in Salem. Luke is a salesman for Day Heating Company and married Amanda Olsen on December 15, 2007; they have two children, Levi and Caden, as well as a baby on the way, and also reside in Salem. Mark completed his studies at the Masters College and Seminary and married Jessica Crabb on July 31, 2010. They have one son, Samuel Owen, and are serving the Lord with us as missionaries with the BGFM in south Brazil.


After 25 years of ministry in Fortaleza and 3 years of ministry in Maceió training leaders and planting churches, they formed their ministry team and moved to south Brazil in 2009 with the desire of launching a multiplying church movement. They are ministering in the Porto Alegre metro area, planting churches in the satellite cities of Campo Bom and Estancia Velha, and expanding ministry into six new cities. In 2016 the ministry was expanded into Florianopolis, the capital city of the neighboring state of Santa Catarina. Their goal is to eventually train south Brazilians to impact their European motherland for Christ. They would appreciate your prayers on their behalf for wisdom and effectiveness in their ministry roles and that their sons would grow in their walk with God and follow His will for their lives and families.