Dr. Eugénio R. Duarte
We are blessed to be under the leadership of our presiding General Superintendent, Dr. Duarte, for our 2019 Assembly.
Duarte was elected at the 27th General Assembly held in Orlando, Florida, USA, in 2009. At the time of his election, Dr. Duarte was serving as the Africa regional director for the denomination.
Prior to that assignment, he was the Africa West and French Equatorial field strategy coordinator, where he facilitated the expansion of the church into Sierra Leone and the Réunion Islands and developed a strategy to enter Guinea Bissau. Duarte has also served as strategy coordinator for the Africa Lusophone Field, directing the start of Nazarene work in Equatorial Guinea, and as strategy coordinator for Central Africa.
Before this, he was a teacher and the director of the Seminario Nazareno de Cabo Verde (SNCV), superintendent of the Cabo Verde District, and pastor of the Porto Novo and Mindelo Churches of the Nazarene.
Duarte was born in Brava, Cape Verde, and accepted Christ under the ministry of the Church of the Nazarene at the age of 12. He received his call to preach shortly after his conversion, was mentored by his pastor, and was ordained by Orville Jenkins Sr. in 1981. He studied at SNCV and received his Master of Arts degree from Azusa Pacific University, California, USA. In 2012 he received his master’s degree in business administration from Northwest Nazarene University, Nampa, Idaho, USA. He was bestowed an honorary Doctor of Divinity by Africa Nazarene University in May 2006.
Dr. Duarte and his wife, Maria Amelia, moved from Johannesburg, South Africa, to the Kansas City area in the fall of 2009. They have three sons, Sergio, Francisco, and Richard, and two grandsons, Gabriel and Ben Amar.