Our Story

My name is John Orlando. I am an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in America. I am a graduate of Liberty University (B.S., Religion) and Westminster Seminary (M.Div, Pastoral Ministry), where I am also pursuing a Doctor of Ministry degree. I currently serve as the interim pastor at Redemption Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Malvern, PA. I am married to the love of my life, Ursula Orlando, who most recently served as the Children’s Ministry Director at Iron Works Church (PCA) in Phoenixville, PA.

Ursula and I each served 20 years in the United Sates Air Force and are both retired from active duty. As such, we are intimately familiar with the emotional and spiritual challenges that our military men and women face, particularly those who are stationed overseas. We also have a heart for the Italian people, and long to see the Gospel spread throughout Italy.

We are excited about the call that the Lord has for us to plant a Gospel preaching church in Aviano, Italy, that many military personnel and their families, and the Italian people and others, might hear the Good News about the person and work of Jesus, and become followers of Him.