Ken & Isaura Orr

Ken is the son, grandson, and great-grandson of missionaries, making him the third generation of his family to serve God in Brazil. He was born in Registro – SP, Brazil in 1972, and at the age of 16, he moved to Canada. Throughout his academic journey, he studied at Prairie Bible College and the South Alberta Institute of Technology. From 2000 to 2008, he worked as a missionary in Chapada do Guimarães, Mato Grosso, under the coverage of the Indigenous Mission of South America.

In 2008, Ken moved to Santarém and married Isaura, a native of the city who devoted her life to Jesus in Rio de Janeiro in the early 90s. In 1992, she attended the Biblical Seminar of PAZ and interned on the health boat of the Peace Mission. From 1993, Isaura began assisting PAZ in the office, working in the health ministry and teaching local workers. In 1996, she was sent to Belém, where she held various positions, including that of a church pastor. In late 2002, she returned to Santarém and worked as a secretary in the office of International Peace, while also taking a nursing technical course.

In 2005, Isaura enrolled in a local university, completing her studies in 2008 and receiving a bachelor’s degree in nursing in January 2009. During the early years of their marriage, Ken and Isaura served together on the health team of PAZ and the water filter ministry. After a few years, they took on a missionary area, supervising several churches in the riverside and highland regions of Santarém.

In 2011, Ken and Isaura were ordained as pastors and joined the group of pastors of PAZ Church Santarém. With the arrival of Sarah Zoe, who they adopted in 2014, they began to focus more on administrative tasks, although they continued to participate in trips, conferences, and other activities in the missionary field until today.

In 2018, Ken was transferred to the PAZ office in Santarém, where he assists in the accounting and administrative areas, a role he continues to hold until now. Isaura, for a few years now, has triaged requests from missionaries in the riverside and highland regions, acting as a liaison between them, PAZ Church, and PAZ International.

During these 14 years, Ken and Isaura have been and continue to be very involved with cells in the urban area of Santarém, overseeing dozens of cells. The Orrs have also taught at the Basic Leadership Course (CBL) and the PAZ Ministerial School (EMP).

In 2023, the family grew even more with the arrival of Ana Luiza, a 2-year-old girl who is part of Isaura’s extended family. Currently, the Orrs only have temporary custody but aim for full adoption.