Mel and Marly Latorre

Mel and Marly Latorre

We are long-time partners with Mel and Marly Latorre in Bauru, Brazil. For many years, Mel was the pulpit minister at 151st Street. Currently the spend part of the year teaching and training in Brazil, and the rest in the Oklahoma City area.

The overseeing church for the Latorres is Memorial Road Church of Christ in Edmond, OK.


Mel has a special heart for training future generations of teachers and preachers in Brazil. He hosts many men for intensive study in Baura, Brazil, where he lives. He not only teaches them to preach and teach, but to teach others to preach and teach. Mel and Marly also spend many months each year training and teaching throughout Brazil. Through this, he is helping to ensure that Gods word will continue to be taught for many years in this large nation.

And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others. 2 Timothy 2:2

Mel also has been developing a set of commentaries in Portuguese for Brazilians to use in their preaching and teaching. This is a multi-year effort, and eventually he plans to have a commentary for all 66 books of the Bible.

contacting the Latorres

If you would like to send a note of encouragement to the Latorres, you can contact them at:

Mailing address:
Rua Luiz Tentor 10-40
Samabaia-Park Residencial
Bauru, Sau Paulo, Brasil