Pastor Uri Brito
Pastor Brito serves as the Senior Pastor of Providence Church. He has been at Providence since 2009.
Born in Northeastern Brazil, he has lived in the United States for over 25 years. He earned a B.A. in Pastoral Studies from Clearwater Christian College and an M.Div. from Reformed Theological Seminary/Orlando and successfully defended his dissertation on Pastor Theology for the Doctorate of Ministry.
Dr. Uri Brito is the editor of The Church-Friendly Family, author of The Trinitarian Father, co-author of a commentary on Ruth, and currently concluding a commentary on Jonah with Pastor Rich Lusk to be published in late 2021.
He serves as a board member of the Theopolis Institute and is the Senior Fellow for Pastoral Theology for the Center of Cultural Leadership.
Uri has been married for eighteen years to his lovely wife, Melinda, and is the proud father of Abigail, Ezekiel, Ephraim, Elijah, and Ezra.
Pastor Sebastian Smolarz
Sebastian Smolarz grew up in a Catholic home, but turned Evangelical and Reformed after being met by God as a late teenager. He has had a desire to know God better and serve His people ever since.
He graduated from a Bible seminary in Poland, got a degree in theology from a Reformed college in the Scottish Highlands, and defended his doctoral thesis at the University of Wales, U.K. (Ph.D. in biblical studies).
During his seminary years in Poland, he got involved in helping to establish a new church in Wroclaw where he was ordained later. He has co-pastored Evangelical Reformed Church in Wroclaw since 2004.
Sebastian enjoys exploring and teaching the Bible and focusing on God’s covenant faithfulness, which is as lovely as listening to good pieces of music.
He was called to be an assistant professor in Old Testament studies (part-time) at the Evangelical School of Theology in Wroclaw, in 2010. He teaches students from multiple Christian denominations, and gets invited to lecture at various evangelical churches.
He is husband to Magdalena, a wife who deeply loves the Lord. They have three children, a boy and two girls, who help them to explore the beauty of God’s creation.