This is our desire as a son and daughter, that we would be so consumed in our identity in The Father, that when you see us, you see Him. Our desire is to reveal the Father wherever we are, just like Jesus did. Wether it's praying for the sick, leading worship, preaching, shopping at the grocery store or on the streets of Brazil, we want to reveal the father. We want to be a friend to the friendless, help to the helpless, a mother to the orphan and a father to the fatherless, just like our Papa! We want to be love.
-Nic and Rachael Billman
Nic and Rachael Billman have been leading worship together since they were 13 years old. They have been married since September of 2000 and they have four children, Christian, Forrest, Leila and Cássia, who was born in Brazil. They had been in pastoral positions in local churches in Pennsylvania and Texas for nine years before being called to Brazil as missionaries. Additionally they have been traveling around the world leading worship since 2007. They have written over 120 songs and have released nine worship albums. They love worshipping with their children in their living room just as much as they love leading thousands of people in worship. Both of their fathers are United Methodist pastors and they have spent most of their lives in the United Methodist Church. Before being called to full-time ministry Nic worked in business as a recruiting specialist and mortgage finance specialist for six years and attended Ursinus University and Delaware Valley College majoring in Psychology.
Nic has also authored a book called “Between the Flowers and the Broken” and has written chapters for two books compiled by Patricia King “For Their Tears I Died” and “Worship the King”. Their children are actively involved in their ministry and are excited about what God is doing in Brazil! They love to follow their parents around and pray for people and they often ask if they can pray for those who are sick in grocery stores, parks and churches. All three of their kids list Heidi Baker as their hero and their mom and dad as their favorite music!
In October of 2008 I came to Brazil with Randy Clark and a group of students from the Global School of Supernatural Ministry in Pennsylvania. I thought it would just be a nice short-term missions trip and then I would return home to my job as a pastor and worship leader. Little did I know that the trip would change my life! One night we were worshipping at a camp near Brasilia and God began to work in my heart. I laid on the ground of an outdoor pavilion for several hours weeping as God performed surgery on my heart. I didn’t know what he was doing, but a few of my friends had to carry me back to the bus and help me into my room at the hotel. As I was falling asleep I said “God, what are you doing”. The Lord woke me up the next morning and I heard him say “I’ve given you a heart for this nation and clarity of vision”. From that moment on I saw every Brazilian as my son or daughter, my brother or sister, my family. I called Rachael, and she had had a vision during the time that I was on the ground and the Lord told her that we were to move to Brazil. A few nights later I was to preach in a church in Brasilia and as we rode on the bus to the church I looked out the window and saw prostitute after prostitute. As I looked at them I saw them with the face of my own daughter as God gave me his Father Heart for these sons and daughters. Our life has never been the same!
In October of 2010 we moved to Curitiba, Brazil and ever since then we have been on the streets with our team taking the love of the Father and the power of the gospel to prostitutes, transvestites, homeless, drug addicts and dealers. We also directed the Global School of Ministry for Global Awakening and Randy Clark. Now we are working on opening Project Bethany, a rescue house for children in prostitution in Recife. It’s been an amazing ride so far and we are excited for what God has next!
- Nic and Rachael Billman