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International Christian Fellowship of Rome, Loving & Serving
Rick & Jennifer Pasquale
Pastor Rick & Jennifer began serving as the Senior Pastors of ICF Rome in August of 2014. Rick is originally from Ohio (a Buckeye fan) and Jennifer is Texan. They spent over 3 decades in Michigan in fulltime ministry and church leadership! Their love for Jesus, passion for people and their heart for the community of Rome is a driving force in all they do. Both are ordained ministers with the Assemblies of God. Pastor Rick has his degree from Southwestern University in Church Ministries and has served as a coach and mentor to leaders around the world and has ministered in over 50 nations.. Jennifer holds her credentials in Human Studies and Counseling and is the founder and director of a mentoring ministry to young women called Braveheart Girls. Jennifer is the author of the book, "Memories & Milestones and has a number of published works. Rick's straight forward style and relevant applications of the Word, provides a great way for seeing lives changed and transformed by the power of the Holy Spirit. Their favorite Bible verse has been Mark 9:23, "What do you mean, Jesus asked, all things are possible if a person believes." Their phrase, "God's Got This" has been used to inspire thousands.
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Debbie Thomas comes to us from Shippensburg, Pennsylvania as a Creative Arts Director. She will be working with drama, music, youth and young adults in ministry presentations to further the gospel message through the Creative Arts. Debbie is a mom to two great kids and a "Nonna" to one precious grandson. She has been a high school English and drama teacher who has worked within a variety of both performance and visual arts over the past 30 years. Her passion is to see the church use the creative arts in ministry to both bring the lost to Christ and to glorify God in worship among the church body. Her educational background includes music performance, education, and English with a concentration in drama. We welcome Debbie to the ICF Rome ministry team.
Our ministry interns come for 3 - 11 months and helps us in a variety of areas. They are young adults with a heart for the people of the nations and a desire to serve God in many capacities. If you're interested in volunteering as an intern, you can contact the church email for more information! It's a great time to serve here in Rome!
At ICF Rome, we are committed to Touching one, Touching Italy, Reaching Nations! How?
Introducing others to Jesus is our calling and our JOY
We recognize everyone is on a journey! We GROW together
Everyone is equal and able to learn, grow and INFLUENCE the world around them
EDUCATION breeds growth both personally and as a community and growth brings energy
The Holy Spirit empowers us to be all God has called us to be
Our mission is to reach people of all nations with the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the city and province of Rome, in the nation of Italy and to all the world, to encourage spiritual growth in a truly international fellowship and to equip believers to fulfill their God-given purposes and to reach their world with the love of Christ.
ICF Rome began on Easter Sunday, 1988, with a commitment to bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ and establish a faith community among the English-speaking foreign community of Rome.
From a small beginning in an Italian church classroom, the ministry has expanded to include ethnic groups, Italians, and people from over 50 nations. This is a place where EVERYONE is welcome!
ICF has ministered to thousands of foreign visitors and local residents of Rome; from refugees to diplomats, from literally every part of the world. Today, ICF is composed of regular attenders from more than 60 nations.
Since 1988, ICF has continually been involved in the partnering of ministries throughout Italy. Bible schools have been established for the training of church leaders and pastors. Fellowship has developed with Italian churches and joint ministry projects are continually expanding the love of Jesus to Italy.
In 2008 ICF moved to a more permanent location in the heart of the Marconi zone of Rome, where ministry happens throughout the week. Today, the place is full of life changing opportunities for loving, leading and serving.
Prayer groups, Bible study groups, children's ministries, music and worship teams, men's, women and young adult groups all use the ministry center during the course of the week. Evangelism training and discipleship classes are conducted on a regular basis. The ministry center provides compassion outreach, life skills mentoring, and Gospel literature for distribution in many languages. There is something for every age, every demographic and this is a place YOU can belong!
Our Biblical Principles
We believe ...
... that the Bible is the inspired and only infallible and authoritative written Word of God.
... that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
... in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His vicarious and atoning death, His bodily
resurrection, His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and His personal future return to this Earth in power and glory.
... that salvation from the guilt and penalty of sin comes by grace through repentance and faith in Jesus Christ.
... that he who puts his faith in Christ is regenerated by the Holy Spirit.
... in the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a holy life.
... that the baptism in the Holy Spirit, according to Acts 2:4, empowers the believer for service.
... in supernatural divine healing through faith in Jesus Christ.
... in the bodily resurrection of both the saved and the lost, the one to everlasting life and the other to everlasting damnation.
We Clap Our Hands Because:
"Clap your hands, all you nations; shout to God with cries of joy." Psalm 47:1
We Lift Our Hands Because:
"I will praise you as long as I live,and in your name I will lift up my hands." Psalm 63:4
We Have Audible Praise unto God Because:
"Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise—the fruit of lips that openly profess his name." Hebrews 13:15
We Anoint With Oil and Pray for the Sick Because:
"Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord." James 5:14