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Leonardo De Chirico (Director)

is the pastor of Breccia di Roma, a church that he helped plant in Rome in 2009, and Vice Chairman of the Italian Evangelical Alliance. Previously, Leonardo planted and pastored an evangelical church in Ferrara, Italy, from 1997 to 2009. He earned degrees in History (University of Bologna), Theology (ETCW, Bridgend, Wales) and Bioethics (University of Padova). His PhD is from King's College (London); it was published as Evangelical Theological Perspectives on Post-Vatican II Roman Catholicism. In 2015, he published A Christian Pocket Guide to Papacy and A Christian Pocket Guide to Mary: Mother of God? through Christian Focus. He is a lecturer of Historical Theology at Istituto di Formazione Evangelica e Documentazione in Padova, Italy.


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Reid Karr (Associate Director)

is pastor of Breccia di Roma San Paolo, a church he helped plant in Rome in 2018. He has been employed by the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention since June of 2009. He is serving as a church planter and Field Leader for Italy. Reid is working on his PhD on the theology of evangelization in contemporary Roman Catholicism (Union School of Theology). Together with other leadership in the church he shares a vision to plant churches throughout Rome.


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Clay Kannard (Communications Director)

is a missionary pastor sent to Rome, Italy from Fellowship Bible Church in Little Rock, Arkansas, through WorldVenture. Clay was commissioned and sent by their church to serve as a resource to Italians in communicating and living out the Gospel, developing new leaders, and planting new churches. Clay is a deacon at Breccia di Roma in Rome. Clay earned a Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies from Moody Bible Institute and a Master of Theological Studies with emphasis in Preaching and Pastoral Ministries through Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.


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Gregg Allison

is professor of Christian theology at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Gregg received his PhD at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is secretary of the Evangelical Theological Society and a book review editor for the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society. He is the author of numerous books, including Roman Catholic Theology and Practice: An Evangelical Assessment, Historical Theology: An Introduction to Christian Doctrine and Sojourners and Strangers: The Doctrine of the Church.


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Michael Reeves

is President and Professor of Theology at Union School of Theology in Oxford, England. Previously he has been Head of Theology for UCCF and an associate minister at All Souls Church, Langham Place, London. He is the author of Introducing Major Theologians, Why the Reformation Still Matters, The Unquenchable Flame, The Good God, and Christ our Life, co-editor of Adam, the Fall and Original Sin, and holds a doctorate in systematic theology from King’s College, London. He is married to Bethan, and together they have two daughters, Lucy and Mia.