South Florida Regional Center
Barnabas Ministries –
Barnabas Ministries in South Florida is committed to coming along side those that have said “Yes” to the call of God on their lives. Pastor Tony Palmisano joined the Barnabas team because he understands the issues regularly faced by pastors and those in ministry, and his desire is to assist these faithful ones however possible.
Statistics tell us that 7 out of 10 pastors do not have someone they consider a friend and a safe place to discuss what they face in life.
Through the John 17:23 Fellowship Groups, pastors are introduced to others that love ministry and yet at the same time face issues that only fellow ministers would understand. As friendships are established trust is built, a healthy and safe environment is created as a place for transparency. It is here that friendship, support and encouragement is found.
Pastor Tony’s objective is to provide a place for those pastors that are looking to connect with others that relate to life as it is for a pastor. There are existing John 17:23 Fellowship Groups in Lauderhall, Pompano and Orange City. Pastor Tony anticipates other groups to develop.
In fact, Pastor Tony and Debi also have a pastor's wives group in central Broward County that meets monthly which provides a much needed place for those that share the stress of ministry to also have opportunity to find support and encouragement.
Other Resources Available:
- Phone Contacts (distress, coaching, prayer or just sharing)
- John 17:23 Fellowship Groups
- Getaways, where small groups of pastors and spouses can come together in an intimate setting and enjoy their friendships during times of play and recreation and flavored with a small amount of ministry.