Agricultural missionary Dale Carter taught at the Baptist Institute of Corrente, Brazil, and operated more than 70,000 acres of ranch land owned by the Baptist school in 1981. According to FMB’s magazine, The Commission, Baptists had a very early beginning in Corrente. During the 1890s, pioneer Baptist missionary Zachary Clay Taylor boarded a boat on the Francisco River after preaching at Barrá, Brazil. A fellow passenger was Joaquim Paranaguá, a federal senator and member of a prominent Corrente family. The senator overheard a priest organizing people on the boat to attack Taylor and throw him overboard and intervened. The senator and several others in Corrente put their faith in Christ. A Baptist church was organized in 1904.