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Gaetano Sottile

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Dr. Gaetano Sottile, born in Messina Sicily in 1956, graduated in theology and social studies from Columbia International University in 1979. He received the award as “Alumni of the year” for the year 2002. In 1983 he founded Italy for Christ, of which he is the President, with offices in Atlanta (GA/USA) and Rome (Italy). GAETANO SOTTILE 690x350

Dr. Sottile is also the General Secretary of the Italian Coalition of Evangelical Churches (ACCEI), with more than 200 churches throughout Italy, working for the recognition of these churches by the Italian State. He was also, from 1997 to 2002 President of the Italian Evangelical Alliance (AEI), Italian branch of the World Evangelical Fellowship with more than 150 million of members in 162 nations of the world. Since 1999, Dr. Sottile organizes the Spiritual Convivium in the Italian Parliament, with the purpose of promoting Christian values among the political leaders of Italy. The Convivium organizes every year the Dies Memoriae, with the High Patronage of the President of the Italian Republic, with the participation of the President of the Chamber and many Italian ministers and ambassadors. Many Italian political leaders have been introduced by Dr. Sottile at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington DC, where every year, for more than 50 years, there is a prayer breakfast with the President of the United States of the America. Dr. Sottile was present on more than 50 radio networks, with the daily 90 seconds program Focus on the Family, with an audience of more than 1,650,000 listeners. In the Italian business world, Gaetano Sottile is present with the weekly “Monday Manna”. It reaches by e-mail, businessmen, through meditations with a biblical relevance in the business world. Dr. Sottile has taught on world religions, psychology, leadership, communications and family life. Dr. Sottile has taught in Switzerland, France, Spain, Holland, United Kingdom, Austria, Poland, Check Republic, Germany, Malta, South Africa, Singapore, Venezuela, Argentina, Brazil, Jamaica, Bahamas, Libya, Canada and 42 States of the United States of America. He has also taught at Columbia International University (South Carolina), Bryan University and Covenant College (Tennessee). Since 2005, he is also the Italian Country Coordinator for the John Maxwell’s Million Leaders Mandate program, Equip. He was elected the "European Country Coordinator of the Year" in 2008. He also cooperates with Dr. David Olford and with the Union University for the organization of courses addressed to pastors and preachers on the Expository Preaching. Guy Sottile is the host of the TV program Dritto al Cuore and the Director of the CBN (Christian Broadcasting Network) Italia. Dr. Sottile is married to Sondra, producer of the program Dritto al Cuore and founder of the Women for Christ ministry. They have two daughters: Jennifer and Naomi.

About IFC

Italy for Christ, Inc. was founded in 1983 on the initiative of Dr. Gaetano Sottile, who is the President and of his wife Sondra. The prefixed goal, since its birth, is to pierce into the Italian culture with the Christian values of the Gospel, through evangelistic crusades, conferences, retreats, literatures, TV and radio programs.