Frederic and Vanessa have been married for 18 years and have 3 boys aged 15, 12, 7. Frederic grew up in Mauritius and Vanessa in South Africa, but met and got married in South Africa in 2000. In 2002 they relocated to Dubai where they served at Well of Life church for about 7 years. In 2008, they heard the call of God to relocate to Paris, France and plant a church, which they did in April 2009.
They currently lead this church (La Cité) in Paris, and love to see what God is doing in that city and nation. Their vision for La Cité is to grow in our knowledge of Jesus Christ, and to make Him known in Paris and from Paris, for His glory. They have at heart to reach the lost, to make disciples, to equip the saints, to raise leaders, to plant sites and churches, to strengthen and encourage local churches around us, to follow Jesus in all He leads them to.
What excites them most about Equips: The relationships with one another, the presence of God and hearing His voice, the teaching and equipping that takes place, the opportunity to worship Jesus together. Equips often contain defining moments in many people’s lives … in hearing His voice, in making adjustments under anointed teachings, in getting insight or direction from Him, or in making relational connections that are key for our future.