Brother PRETE and sister Mirella married on October 19, 1974. The ceremony was celebrated by Pastor Donat Jonckheere. This same year, he heard about the Seven Thunders of the book of Revelation, chapter 10. He felt a deep respect and knew that it was the truth. Moreover, he received a call in his heart to take care of the little flock that surrounded him. They accepted him immediately, recognizing that it was the work of God.
On February 1, 1976, brother PRETE opened his first meeting room in Roubaix (France), 152 rue de France, and he officially took the role of Pastor. On October 22, 1983, in Evian (France) at a meeting of preachers, God granted him the grace to be baptised with the Holy Spirit under the ministry of brother Joseph COLEMAN, Pastor of the assembly of New York. It was an achievement of the promises of God. From now on, nothing could be like before. “During all these years, I acquired the experience through trials and by making errors, but God was good toward me. He taught me compassion, but also to lean on Him, to count on Him, on His Power and His Help. Without Him, nothing is possible.” he declares.