Missionary Spotlight

Massimo & Susanna Mollica

Genoa, Italy


Italy is a country of nearly 60 million people with less than 0.8% of the people being professing evangelicals. The country is the center of Roman Catholicism and never experienced the Protestant Reformation. Through the centuries following the Reformation, Evangelicals have been discriminated against and even killed as “heretics.” While some of this extreme persecution does not exist, ministry is still challenging because of the strength of the Roman Catholic church in Italian culture.

The Mollica’s are currently involved in church planting ministries and in theological education through the Italian Theological Academy (part of the Master’s Academy International).