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Frank and Sherry DiBagno

Status: Senior Missionary

Location: North America
Field: South Carolina



The DiBagnos ministered in Italy from February of 1983 to December of 2018. They lived and served in Deruta, near Perugia, in the center of the country. Personal witnessing, literature distribution, Bible studies, and church services formed their chief ministry.  They opened their first church building in February 1995 and transferred to a larger one in 2009.  Just before leaving the field they had the joy of transferring the church once again to a larger facility. 

When Frank and Sherry retired from the field of Italy in 2018 the church was left in the care of Tom and Stephanie Boehm who had worked with the DiBagnos for four years.  On returning to the USA Frank and Sherry settled in Greer, SC and have continued to seek areas of ministry.  They participate actively in their local church as well as helping in a Bible correspondence ministry, preaching in the local detention center, serving in a women’s crisis center, and helping in a children’s Bible club.

Italy's unique position in the Mediterranean makes it a magnet for people from many other countries, and the make-up of their church reflects this. They have ministered to people from Africa, the Middle East, and even South and Central America, as well as Europeans and Italians. Not surprisingly, the people of this strongly Catholic country are not quick to accept the Gospel message.

Frank grew up a Catholic and spent five years in a minor seminary near Pittsburgh, PA.  In 1973 he graduated from Duquesne University, still unsaved.  While working near Washington D.C. a friend led him to the Lord in January 1976. 

Sherry grew up in a Christian home and was saved as a child.  She attended Piedmont Bible College in North Carolina and later taught in a Christian school near Washington D.C where she and Frank met. They were married in August of 1976 and moved to Greenville, S.C. 

In 1979 Frank graduated with an M.A. from Bob Jones University, and from there they went to work with Dr. Roger Vogel at Berean Bible Church in Dublin, Ohio.  After raising support they left for Italy in Febuary 1983.  They have a daughter, Sarah, a BJU grad (2002), who is married and lives in Texas and a son Nathan, also a BJU grad (2005) and married who lives in N.C.

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