The Brazilian FMC saw significant growth in the late 1990s and early 2000s. In 2003 the Brazilian conference became a provisional general conference and elected their first suffragan bishop, José Ildo Swartelle de Mello. In August 2004, the Brazilian Provisional General Conference reorganized with five annual conferences. This conference was recognized as a General Conference in November 2007. A church planting strategy is targeting the national capital Brasilia. Missionaries Dan and Hope Owsley are assisting in this work.
Parallel to the Brazilian General Conference, the Nikkei Annual Conference has continued to grow its ministries in Brazil and around the world. Although at one time the Nikkei Conference was uniquely focused on person of Japanese descent, its churches now look very much like Brazil with diverse membership. The Nikkei churches experience steady growth year after year.