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Bellesi Filho, José (1921–2009)

By The Brazilian White Center – UNASP

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The Brazilian White Center – UNASP is a team of teachers and students at the Brazilian Ellen G. White Research Center – UNASP at the Brazilian Adventist University, Campus Engenheiro, Coelho, SP. The team was supervised by Drs. Adolfo Semo Suárez, Renato Stencel, and Carlos Flávio Teixeira. Bruno Sales Gomes Ferreira provided technical support. The following names are of team members: Adriane Ferrari Silva, Álan Gracioto Alexandre, Allen Jair Urcia Santa Cruz, Camila Chede Amaral Lucena, Camilla Rodrigues Seixas, Daniel Fernandes Teodoro, Danillo Alfredo Rios Junior, Danilo Fauster de Souza, Débora Arana Mayer, Elvis Eli Martins Filho, Felipe Cardoso do Nascimento, Fernanda Nascimento Oliveira, Gabriel Pilon Galvani, Giovana de Castro Vaz, Guilherme Cardoso Ricardo Martins, Gustavo Costa Vieira Novaes, Ingrid Sthéfane Santos Andrade, Isabela Pimenta Gravina, Ivo Ribeiro de Carvalho, Jhoseyr Davison Voos dos Santos, João Lucas Moraes Pereira, Kalline Meira Rocha Santos, Larissa Menegazzo Nunes, Letícia Miola Figueiredo, Luan Alves Cota Mól, Lucas Almeida dos Santos, Lucas Arteaga Aquino, Lucas Dias de Melo, Matheus Brabo Peres, Mayla Magaieski Graepp, Milena Guimarães Silva, Natália Padilha Corrêa, Rafaela Lima Gouvêa, Rogel Maio Nogueira Tavares Filho, Ryan Matheus do Ouro Medeiros, Samara Souza Santos, Sergio Henrique Micael Santos, Suelen Alves de Almeida, Talita Paim Veloso de Castro, Thais Cristina Benedetti, Thaís Caroline de Almeida Lima, Vanessa Stehling Belgd, Victor Alves Pereira, Vinicios Fernandes Alencar, Vinícius Pereira Nascimento, Vitória Regina Boita da Silva, William Edward Timm, Julio Cesar Ribeiro, Ellen Deó Bortolotte, Maria Júlia dos Santos Galvani, Giovana Souto Pereira, Victor Hugo Vaz Storch, and Dinely Luana Pereira.

 

 

First Published: January 29, 2020

José Bellesi Filho, pastor and administrator, was born February 12, 1921, in the city of Fernando Prestes, state of São Paulo, Brazil.1 He was son of José Bellesi2 (1896-1998)3 and Narcisa Ruzzon Bellesi (1898-1983), both born in the city of Pirassununga, in the same state,4 and he had eight siblings.5 José Filho started his studies in a school in the city of Ibitinga, state of São Paulo, near the farm where he lived with his family.6 His father was baptized in 1938 and, as a result, suffered opposition from his family. In order to bring his family to Christ, he decided to send José to the Colégio Adventista Butiá in the city of Curitiba state of Paraná.7 José was baptized there in 1939 by Pastor Waldemar Ehlers, director of the school.8

After graduating from high school, Bellesi went to Brazil College where he studied accounting and theology.9 He married Nair Böel on May 23, 1946.10 From this union, Newton, Odilon, and Berenice Bellesi (de Cesaro) were born.11 After graduating with a degree in theology at the end of 1951,12 he began to work as a licensed minister in the Paraná-Santa Catarina Conference.13 He was also director of the Publishing Department (1953)14 and pastor in the Campo Mourão district in the state of Paraná (1954-1958).15 He was ordained to the pastoral ministry in 1957.16

From 1959 to 1960 he worked as the dean of the Ginásio Adventista Paranaense (now Parana Adventist College).17 In 1960 he pastored a church in the city of Poços de Caldas in the Rio-Minas Gerais Conference.18 In 1961, along with the evangelistic workers João Barcelos and Zoé Garcia, he held a series of public evangelistic meetings in the city of Andradas, which resulted in the establishment of the first local Seventh-day Adventist church on March 31, 1962.19 In the middle of 1964 he was appointed head of the departments of Sabbath School, Missionary Work, and Radio-TV.20 He worked in this field until 1967.21 From 1968 to 1970 he worked in the same departments at the East Brazil Union Conference.22 Later he worked as the president of Bahia-Sergipe Mission (1971-1973),23 of East Conference (1974-1975) where he also headed the Youth Department),24 and of Rio-Minas Gerais Conference (1976-1977).25

After leaving the presidency of Rio-Minas Gerais Conference at the beginning of 1978, he worked for some time as director of the Patrimonial Expansion and Spirit of Prophecy Departments of East Brazil Union Conference.26 In the middle of the same year he accepted an invitation to be the administrative director of the Voice of Prophecy (VOP) program in the city of Rio de Janeiro.27 When he took this position he provided important assistance in the financial recovery of the institution. In 1979 he also reactivated the quartet (“Arautos do Rei” – King’s Heralds) that had been inactive for the previous four years. He worked to expand the VOP Radio broadcasting area through affiliated radio stations and the insertion of the VOP programs in the television channels.28 He remained at the head of the VOP until he retired in 1987. José Bellesi Filho died in June 2009, in the city of Curitiba, Paraná,29 where he was also buried.30

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Beckedorff, Nelson. “Um Ano do G. A. P.” Revista Adventista, year 55, n. 4, April 1960, 30-31. Accessed March 28, 2017, http://acervo.revistaadventista.com.br/.

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Filho, José Bellesi. “Mais uma Igreja no Paraná.” Revista Adventista, year 47, n. 8, August 1952, 10-11. Accessed March 29, 2017, http://acervo.revistaadventista.com.br/.

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Notes

  1. “Sai o Diretor Geral da VP,” Revista Adventista, year 83, n. 6, June 1987, 31; and Orlanda Bellesi Stabenow, interviewed by Maria Júlia A. P. dos Santos, Ellen G. White Research Center, Engenheiro Coelho, São Paulo, October 5, 2016.

  2. “Pioneiro festeja centenário,” Revista Adventista, year 92, n. 7, July 1996, 17.

  3. Guilhém, Maria P. Bellesi., “A influência de um pai cristão,” Revista Adventista, year 98, n. 8, August 2003, 10; and Guilhém Filho, Manuel, “Bodas de Ouro,” Revista Adventista, year 62, n. 3, March 1967, 28.

  4. “Narcisa Ruzzon Bellesi,” Revista Adventista, year 78, n. 11, November 1983, 34; and Guilhém Filho, Manuel, “Bodas de Ouro,” Revista Adventista, year 62, n. 3, March 1967, 28.

  5. Berenice Bellesi, interviewed by Maria Júlia A. P. dos Santos, Ellen G. White Research Center, Engenheiro Coelho, São Paulo, October 5, 2016.

  6. Orlanda Bellesi Stabenow, interviewed by Maria Júlia A. P. dos Santos, Ellen G. White Research Center, Engenheiro Coelho, São Paulo, October 5, 2016.

  7. Guilhém, Maria P. Bellesi, “A influência de um pai cristão,” Revista Adventista, year 98, n. 8, August 2003, 10.

  8. Orlanda Bellesi Stabenow, interviewed by Maria Júlia A. P. dos Santos, Ellen G. White Research Center, Engenheiro Coelho, São Paulo, October 5, 2016; and Bellesi Filho, José, “De um conselho nasce um ministro,” Revista Adventista, year 60, n. 3, March 1965, 26.

  9. Orlanda Bellesi Stabenow, interviewed by Maria Júlia A. P. dos Santos, Ellen G. White Research Center, Engenheiro Coelho, São Paulo, October 5, 2016.

  10. “Sai o Diretor Geral da VP,” Revista Adventista, year 83, n. 6, June 1987, 31; and Berenice Bellesi, interviewed by Maria Júlia A. P. dos Santos, Ellen G. White Research Center, Engenheiro Coelho, São Paulo, October 5, 2016.

  11. “Sai o Diretor Geral da VP,” Revista Adventista, year 83, n. 6, June 1987, 31.

  12. Berenice Bellesi, interviewed by Maria Júlia A. P. dos Santos, Ellen G. White Research Center, Engenheiro Coelho, São Paulo, October 5, 2016.

  13. “Parana-Santa Catarina Conference,” Seventh-day Adventist Yearbook (Washington, D.C.: Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1953), 174.

  14. “Parana-Santa Catarina Conference,” Seventh-day Adventist Yearbook (Washington, D.C.: Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1954), 176.

  15. Bellesi Filho, José, “O Distrito do Campo Mourão,” Revista Adventista, year 50, July 1955, 13; and Nigri, M. S., “Em um Mês, Três Templos!” Revista Adventista, year 54, n. 1, January 1959, 33; and “Parana-Santa Catarina Conference,” Seventh-day Adventist Yearbook (Washington, D.C.: Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1955), 146; and “Parana-Santa Catarina Conference,” Seventh-day Adventist Yearbook (Washington, D.C.: Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1957), 152.

  16. “Parana-Santa Catarina Conference,” Seventh-day Adventist Yearbook (Washington, D.C.: Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1957), 152; and “Parana Conference,” Seventh-day Adventist Yearbook (Washington, D.C.: Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1958), 157-158.

  17. “Parana Academy,” Seventh-day Adventist Yearbook (Washington, D.C.: Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1960), 257; and “Parana Academy,” Seventh-day Adventist Yearbook (Washington, D.C.: Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1961), 265.

  18. “Rio Minas Conference,” Seventh-day Adventist Yearbook (Washington, D.C.: Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1962), 167; and Cavalieri, Rodolfo, “‘Depois de Muitos Dias…,’” Revista Adventista, year 66, n. 3, March 1971, 24.

  19. R. S. Ferreira, “Evangelismo na Associação Rio-Minas,” Revista adventista, year 57, n. 8, August 1962, 24-25.

  20. Rodolpho Belz, “Nótulas do Este,” Revista Adventista, year 59, n. 7, July 1964, 27.

  21. “Rio Minas Conference,” Seventh-day Adventist Yearbook (Washington, D.C.: Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1965/1966), 199; and “Rio Minas Conference,” Seventh-day Adventist Yearbook (Washington, D.C.: Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1968), 203; and Bellesi Filho, José, “Uma Sociedade de Dorcas Florescendo em Poços de Caldas,” Revista Adventista, year 61, n. 7, July 1966, 25.

  22. “East Brazil Union Mission,” Seventh-day Adventist Yearbook (Washington, D.C.: Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1969), 207; and “East Brazil Union Mission,” Seventh-day Adventist Yearbook (Washington, D.C.: Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1971), 223.

  23. “Bahia-Sergipe Mission,” Seventh-day Adventist Yearbook (Washington, D.C.: Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1972), 227; and “Bahia-Sergipe Mission,” Seventh-day Adventist Yearbook (Washington, D.C.: Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1973/1974), 229.

  24. “East Conference,” Seventh-day Adventist Yearbook (Washington, D.C.: Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1975), 223; and “Resenha das Trienais da União Este,” Revista Adventista, year 69, n. 7, July 1974, 28; and “East Conference,” Seventh-day Adventist Yearbook (Washington, D.C.: Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1976), 250.

  25. “Rio Minas Conference,” Seventh-day Adventist Yearbook (Washington, D.C.: Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1977), 255; “Rio Minas Conference,” Seventh-day Adventist Yearbook (Washington, D.C.: Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1978), 262.

  26. R. Lessa, “Concílio de Obreiros da Bahia-Sergipe,” Revista Adventista, year 73, n. 3, March 1978, 29.

  27. Arthur S. Vale, “Divisão Sul-Americana – Comunicação,” Revista Adventista, year 73, n. 6, June 1978, 25.

  28. “Sai o Diretor Geral da VP,” Revista Adventista, year 83, n. 6, June 1987, 30-31.

  29. “José Bellesi Filho,” Revista Adventista, year 104, n. 1213, June 2009, 37.

  30. Orlanda Bellesi Stabenow, interviewed by Maria Júlia A. P. dos Santos, Ellen G. White Research Center, Engenheiro Coelho, São Paulo, October 5, 2016.

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UNASP, The Brazilian White Center –. "Bellesi Filho, José (1921–2009)." Encyclopedia of Seventh-day Adventists. January 29, 2020. Date of access May 24, 2024, https://encyclopedia.adventist.org/article?id=7GFG.

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