Paulo C. Oliveira

Paulo C. Oliveira

Paulo C. Oliveira

Title: Assistant Professor of Religion
Office Location: Buller Hall 120
Phone: (269) 471-3867


PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary

DMin, Andrews University

MDiv (Equivalency), Andrews University

BTh, Adventist University of São Paulo


Paulo C. Oliveira has recently joined Andrews University as an Assistant Professor of Religion in the area of Missiology. He brings his global perspective to contribute to understanding the church in contemporary culture.

An ordained minister, Dr. Oliveira has over twenty-five years of on-the-ground ministry-missionary experience in Brazil, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Oman, and the United States. Before joining Andrews University, he was developing a mission-driven church in Los Angeles.     

Current Research or Professional Activities

His scholarship looks at the intersection of digital society, faith, and emerging adults—young people from 18-29 years of age. He has conducted qualitative research among college students in the UAE, contributing to a better understanding of how their interactions in the digital space affect their Islamic faith and practice. His expertise and research interests include the fields of Missiology/Mission Studies, Islamic Studies, Cultural Anthropology, Digital Media and Religion, and Emerging Adulthood.