The Christian Church of Francavilla

IFC restores the worship of Christ in Southern Italy through the ministries of the Christian Church of Francavilla.


The Christian Church of Francavilla was founded in 1964 by Italians. Jim and Caranita were asked to assist the Christian Church of Francavilla in 1972.


Jim served as preacher and Caranita taught children's classes, youth and women's bible studies for over four decades. 


In addition to the church ministry, in 1982 Jim and Caranita started and operated a Christian Radio Station for over 10 years as a means to evangelize in the community. The radio contacts gave insight into the needs of the people and inspired the beginning of a crisis hotline (1992), and the counseling center (1996). 


Gianni and Stephany joined the ministries of the Christian Church in Francavilla in 2007. The preaching, teaching, prayer and worship ministries carried out have the purpose to restore the dignity of Christ, the truth about Christ and the freedom in Christ in the context of a Marian culture.