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I started Carrying the Cross in 2006 as a Christocentric response to an ever humanist, syncretic and hedonist Christianity. Since then, Matthew 16:24 has been the guiding principle in my daily journey of knowing Christ, ministering to His church and carrying out His mission.


I write about the Church as I experience it in my local body, covering anything from ecclesiological trends to liturgy.


I'm a champion and practitioner of servant-leadership principles and enjoy reflecting about cross-cultural leadership dynamics.


I like to theologize in ways that are biblical and missional. I also enjoy Protestant doctrine and theology as history.

André Rocha

Hello, my name is André. I'm a pastor and missionary currently residing in San Diego with my wife Molly. I'm passionate about crossing cultures, consuming coffee and communicating Christ. Church and mission are really important to me. I have degrees in Theology with a concentration in Urban Missions through the South American Theological Seminary and in Intercultural Studies (Missiology) with an emphasis in Leadership from Fuller Seminary in Pasadena, California.


Mission is the inevitable consequence of following Jesus, so I write about what I practice both locally and globally.


Proclamation is my passion. Here you can catch all of my latest sermons in written word, audio or video.


I fan my faith into flame through personal devotions, spiritual practices and insights on my endless pursuit of God's love.

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