Pr. Gilberto Celeti was formed by the Biblical and Theological Seminary of São Paulo and by CMI-CEF Brazil. He has been serving at APEC since 1973, having worked in various administrative and ministerial sectors. Gilberto has led dozens of missionary projects both in Brazil and abroad, culminating with the “Children of Portuguese Africa for Christ” project, which resulted national missionaries and the opening of CEF in several Portuguese-speaking countries. Since August 1999, he has served as the National Director of CEF Brazil. He is responsible for the “Indigenous Children for Christ” project, training indigenous missionaries to serve as CEF workers in their own ethnic groups.
Gilberto has written several books on the evangelization of children. His books won awards from the Association of Christian Publishers and he was named Literary Personality of the Year in 2018. He has been married to Eneida Rangel Celeti, since 1979, with whom he has three adult children: Débora, Queila, and Filipe. They also have three grandchildren: Lucas, Mateus, and Otto.