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Letter from the Chairman


At MFI, building healthy, strong, and influential leaders who will impact their communities is our central focus. Healthy leaders build healthy churches, and they set an example of godly character for the world to follow.

To realize this strategic mission, MFI was founded in 1987 with the express purpose of creating a network of pastors and leaders of independent churches, bringing a sense of accountability, connection, and training. Accountability and trust permeate MFI and is demanded of our leadership team, practiced in our operations, and emphasized in our values. Trust must be earned, and once earned, protected at all costs - because without trust, the leadership process is empty.

As much as we require trust of our leadership team, we continually seek to create a culture of transparency and growth among leaders that spreads to every local church leadership team. We facilitate training courses and seminars to equip leaders with the best material for church leadership and growth. We developed an expansive website that allows members to interact with other like-minded leaders from around the globe, including leaders in the Americas, Asia, Europe, and South Africa. In addition, we host an annual conference that brings together our current and prospective members for a powerful four days of training, imparting, praying, and genuine face-to-face interaction with members that leaves the leader with the tools he or she needs to build a healthy, strong church.

While MFI has excelled in building a solid community of healthy leaders with godly character, we know there are still more leaders and churches who need a network like MFI to encourage them and help them build healthy churches. Join us and you will find that not only you will change, but also your church will be inspired to grow, adding new believers and coaching them to become fully devoted followers of Christ.

Building strategically,


Frank Damazio

Chairman, Ministers Fellowship International

Lead Pastor, City Bible Church

President, Portland Bible College


Chairman’s Bio


Frank Damazio has been in ministry for over forty years as a college professor, church planter, lead pastor of a large multi-site church, Bible college president and chairman of a fellowship of churches. Frank is a graduate of Portland Bible College, has a Masters of Divinity and a Doctor of Ministry from Oral Roberts University, and has authored over 30 books. He is presently devoting his life full time to Ministers Fellowship International and Frank Damazio Ministries, creating web resources, providing leadership coaching, presenting leadership intensives, writing new books and speaking nationally and internationally. Frank has been married to Sharon for over four decades with four adult children and two amazing grandchildren. They live in Portland, Oregon, and attend City Bible Church. 

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