Thursday, October 14, 2010

Michael Franzese, Former NYC Mob Boss, Coming for Dinner!

Michael Franzese, former mob boss of the Colombo crime family is coming to Lakeville, Minnesota to share his powerful testimony at our church, Saturday, October 30th at 7 PM and Sunday, October 31st at 9 & 10:30 AM; Trinity Evangelical Free Church, 10658 210th St. W., Lakeville, MN.  A gifted speaker, Michael discloses the details of his life-changing conversion from a man with a past to a man with hope for the future. You won't want to miss this dramatic true story of God's transformational power.


Michael grew up as the son of the notorious Underboss of New York's violent and feared Colombo crime  family.  Intelligent, handsome and ambitious he quickly rose within the ranks of organized crime.  It was a life filled with power, luxury...and deadly violence.  Then an innocent young woman walked into Michael's life.  Her beauty captivated him.  Her faith in God saved him.  It's a story with a powerful lesson:  Nothing is too bad that it can't be forgiven--life can begin again. 

Michael's compelling story has been featured on high profile media including FOX News, Life Magazine, Fortune Magazine, Sports Illustrated, LA Times, 48 Hours, The Today Show, ABC Primetime, NBC Nightly News, and ESPN. 

Michael documented his dramatic life story in a biography:  Blood Covenant:  The Michael Franzese Story.  To find out more about him, check out his website at

The hubby and I are on the committee to help coordinate and promote the event, but our biggest test will come when we try to cook an Italian dinner for Michael and his traveling companion.  It's going to be a group effort...we have Italian friends who will make the sauce, we have a recipe for spicy Italian meatballs, and the hubby makes bruschetta that's out of this world, seriously.  And just for fun, we'll throw in a casserole of Tator Tot or Wild Rice hotdish for him to try...something pure Minnesotan! 

All kidding aside, this looks to be a remarkable evening with Michael.  We are looking forward to hearing his amazing testimony and if anyone is anywhere close to Lakeville, Saturday-October 30th or Sunday-October 31st, we invite you to join us!

Barbara & Hubby, a/k/a, the Italian chef! 

1 comment:

Claudia said...

Sounds like it will be a fascinating and enlightening evening. Can't wait for the blog entry after the fact. Have a great time!