Hernandes, Sônia

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Hernandes, Sônia Gender: F
Sonia Haddad Moraes
born on 28 November 1958 at 23:59 (= 11:59 PM )
Place São Paulo, Brazil, 23s3309, 46w3729
Timezone -03 h3w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 06°23' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 06°50 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 28°04'

Sônia Hernandes (with "Renascer Praise")
photo: Ricardo feitosa2, license cc-by-sa-4.0


Brazilian businesswoman, writer, television presenter, composer, musician, and leader and founder of the Apostolic Church Renascer em Cristo, where she serves as bishop. She is also the founder and lead singer of the musical group Renascer Praise. According to Forbes Magazine, she is the fifth richest pastor in Brazil.

Born into a middle-class family, she first worked in the clothing industry. In the late 1980s, she and her family left the old evangelical denomination of which they were a part and began to organize informal meetings with friendly families, which would later become one of the most popular evangelical churches in Brazil, currently counting more than three thousand temples, radio stations such as Gospel FM and a television network (Rede Gospel).

She is married to Estevam Hernandes, co-founder of the same church, and the mother of three children, Fernanda, Gabriel and Filipe (1978-2016). Gabriel is an adopted son.

Estevam Hernandes and Sônia Hernandes founded their Church in São Paulo in 1986. As of 2007, the church had over 2 million members and more than 1,500 temples in Brazil and around the world. By 2011, the number of church temples had dropped to 315, the vast majority in the Brazilian state of São Paulo, in addition to a tiny presence in the United States and Angola.

Despite not being among the largest Protestant denominations in Brazil, the church attracts a large evangelical audience of large denominations at major events such as the March for Jesus, which has been held annually in São Paulo since 1993. The Church Renascer em Cristo also has several media outlets, such as the TV network Rede Gospel, the radio network Gospel FM, the publisher Editora Gospel, the clothing brand Gospel Wear and the record label Gospel Records.

The founding couple, Estevam Hernandes and Sônia Hernandes, and their organization are under investigation on the basis of money laundering, perjury, libel, exploitation of non-profit status, tax evasion and a number of other criminal actions. In January 2007, both founders were arrested at Miami International Airport by the FBI for failure to declare over $56,000 in cash brought into the United States. The couple were sentenced to five months in prison. Sonia and Estevam Hernandes lived temporary under court order in their own house in Florida. After leaving the American prison, the couple returned to Brazil.

On 18 January 2009, the main temple of Reborn in Christ Church, in Cambuci, São Paulo, collapsed. The roof fell down, killing 9 people and injuring over 115.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Bruno, Zé (born 22 April 1966)

Source Notes

Birth certificate in hand from Sy Scholfield, copy on file. (The birth date is given as "28 November 1958" and the birth time as "24 horas" or 12 o'clock midnight on the 28th/29th).


  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs
  • Family : Parenting : Foster, Step, or Adopted Kids (One adopted son)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Three)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Wealthy
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Prison sentence (Five months home detention)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Thief/ Financial crime
  • Personal : Religion/Spirituality : Fundamentalist/ Evangelical (Apostolic)
  • Personal : Religion/Spirituality : Western (Christian)
  • Vocation : Business : Business owner
  • Vocation : Business : Entrepreneur
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV host/ Personality
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Composer/ Arranger
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Group/ Duo ("Renascer Praise")
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Song writer
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.
  • Vocation : Religion : Ecclesiastics/ western (Bishop)