Il Faro

Il Faro logo hi-res

Il Faro is Italian for – The Lighthouse, which is the name of our church in Mestre.

The vision of the Centro Evangelical Il Faro is to to see the Venice/Mestre area filled with the knowledge of the glory of God through a missional network of small gospel communities, sharing life and sharing mission together.  
Click here to go to Il Faro website.




Now to meet our teammates . . .

Victor and FrancescaFran e Vic cropped   

Francesca came to join the Il Faro team about 5 years ago from her native, Turin, on the other side of the Italian peninsula.  Her mentor was a former missionary on our staff.  She met Victor here and they are our first couple to be married in the church!

Francesca has been directing Il Faro’s ESL courses – She is uniquely qualified for this ministry, having earned her degree in teaching English and English translation, and having worked as director of a secular English Institute.  Victor is a boat bus driver in Venice and is our resident “techy”.

Recently Francesca joined Italian Ministries, a mission board dedicated to serving the needs of missionaries working in Italy.  Check out IM here.  Francesca currently needs just $800 a month to be fully supported!  Listen to Francesca tell her story and talk about her work with us in this video here.

Please pray about joining Victor and Francesca’s support team!

You can also download Francesca’s last two prayerletters here:  Support letter – Francesca – Summer 2012  Francesca_newsletter_1



Gianluca and VanessaIMG_1554

Gianluca (pronounced: john luka) and Vanessa are great servants to our body of believers.  Gian is a professional volleyball referee.  He is involved in helping  lead our Sunday services and handles our finances.  Vanessa is an excellent coordinator of people and events.  She sings on the worship team and coordinates the Facebook and newsletter for us.  Please pray for Gianluca who is looking for a job.  Pray for them as they have a 40 minute drive to church – and with gas at over $10 per gallon, that is a costly commitment.





Diego and Daphne          diego_daphne_cropped

Diego is a State Policeman and head of security at the Marco Polo Airport.  Daphne also works at the airport in an upscale retail shop.  Diego and Daphne coordinate the cleaning of our meeting place and Diego helps at times in our worship services.  Diege and Daphne have one grown son, Irvin.  Please pray for Diego and Daphne as they both work long hours on a shift schedule and many times it is difficult for them to be present. 





Gene and Susan            Gene & Susan 2

Gene and Susan are have been working with TEAM in Italy for more than 30 years. They are passionate about making disciples and teaching people to be leaders that know how to share the Gospel and model the life of Jesus.  They join Il Faro as our newest addition to the team.  Gene and Susan have two grown children, Christopher and his new bride, Nar and their daughter, Vicky.

Please pray for Gene and Susan as they look for an apartment and get settled into ministry.  They are still needing support as well.  Click here to find out how to join their support team!