DeLille, Craig & Mary

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Craig and Mary serve as missionaries in Recife, Brazil.

Originally from the Memphis, TN area, the DeLilles, with their daughters, Gennifer and Shelby, answered God’s call in 2004 to live and serve in Recife, Brazil. After serving in Brazil for several years, they officially joined SAM in 2008. Craig assumed the role of Brazil Field Director, taking on the responsibility of overseeing and guiding SAM personnel in Chapada at the Ammi Training Center and in Recife with Redemptive Ministries and The SAM Center, also known as Centro ELIM.

With hearts dedicated to being tangible expressions of Christ’s love to the oppressed and marginalized of the world, Craig and Mary tirelessly work to meet physical needs in their community. This includes providing housing, food baskets, and access to clean water sources. Alongside these efforts, they fervently pray for opportunities to share the transformative message of Jesus’ saving grace.

At Recife mission headquarters, they operate a music school, educational programs, and worship services. In addition, The SAM Center/Centro ELIM, a camp retreat facility, serves as a platform for various ministry opportunities, including pastoral care, leadership training, and equipping pastors and missionaries.

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