Rev. Morais G. Quissico
Rev. Quissico was the pastor of Epworth UMC in the Bronx from February 2013 through early 2019. He was then appointed to St. Mark’s UMC, Brooklyn – Effective Monday, July 1, 2019.
Currently he is the chair of the New York Conference Connectional Ministries Vision Table (CMVT), president of the Clergy Coalition for the New York Police Department’s 44th Precinct and vice-president of the Bronx Cluster of the UMCs.
Quissico also chaired the Metropolitan District Council on Ministries and served as a member of the Northeastern Jurisdiction’s Global Structuring Task Force.
Rev. Quissico started his pastoral ministry in January of 1993 in Mozambique, where he served three local UMCs.
He was ordained an elder in December of 1994 by the Mozambique South Annual Conference.
For 26 years God has used Quissico in life-transforming ministries for the church and society at large, worldwide.
His ministry record includes five years as disaster relief coordinator for UMCOR in Mozambique and seven years as Global Ministries (GBGM) Executive Secretary for Africa, in New York. Quissico is fluent in nine languages.
He serves as language interpreter/translator for the UMC General Conferences, Central Conferences and other denominational events worldwide. The most precious gift in Quissico’s life is his wife Fatima, son Helton and daughter Vania. One of his favorite Scripture verses is Philippians 4:13: “I can do all things through [Christ] who strengthens me.”