iWorship with Michael Franzese
Sunday, March 8
6:15 - 8:00
YOUTH WORKERS: Doors open at 5:30 for your group to eat together at Top Nosh, enjoy coffee at the GZ Coffee Shop, hang out together, play video games and build community with each other and other youth groups.
Free to Attend (an offering will be taken)
This event is free to attend, but help us prepare for the evening by reserving your seats.
Michael Franzese grew up as the son of the notorious Underboss of New York’s violent and feared Colombo crime family. At his most affluent, he generated an estimated $5 to $8 million per week from legal and illegal businesses. It was a life filled with power, luxury…and deadly violence. In 1986, mafia boss, Michael Franzese was named one of the biggest money earners the mob had seen since Al Capone, by Vanity Fair. At the age of 35, Fortune Magazine listed him as number 18 on its list of the “Fifty Most Wealthy and Powerful Mafia Bosses”, just 5 behind John Gotti. Not surprisingly, Michael quickly became the target of Manhattan’s famed federal prosecutor, Rudy Guiliani. After promising Michael 100 years behind bars, Rudy only came up empty handed. Escaping four more indictments, it seemed Michael Franzese truly was invincible. While producing Knights of the City, a break dance movie filmed in Florida, Michael met a beautiful dancer from Anaheim, California, named Camille Garcia, whose innocent beauty and faith turned his world upside down. After falling in love and eventually marrying Cammy, Michael took the rap on racketeering charges. Michael pled guilty, accepted a 10 year prison sentence and vowed to do the unthinkable – walk away from the mob. Nobody of his rank had ever just walked away – and lived. Until now. Michael Franzese is the only high ranking official of a major crime family to ever walk away, without protective custodies, and survive. Determined to use the compelling experiences of his former life for the benefit of professional and student athletes, at-risk youth, church audiences, and for anyone seeking the inspiration to beat the odds and make positive changes in their lives.
iWorship is a community worship experience featuring nationally known speakers and powerful worship, all centered on helping students grow in their faith. At iWorship events, we address a relevant topic while also presenting opportunities for teens to begin or grow their relationship with Christ. Students are welcome to arrive early to spend time with friends and grab a meal in Top Nosh or coffee at the Ground Zero Coffee Shop. Perfect for individuals and youth groups, iWorship will inspire students to go deeper in their relationship with Christ and others.