Tony Palmisano, Regional Director of South Florida

Tony Palmisano was raised in New England, and gave his life to Christ at age 27, in 1982. Immediately, he sensed the call of God to ministry and answered that call by spending time in Belize, Central America, as a young missionary. He knew that one day he would come along side of and aid pastors in some way.

He attended Bible School in Oklahoma where he met his wife, and ministry partner, Debi. They married in 1984, and moved to Florida in 1986. Tony served in many capacities in ministry until 1991 when he, Debi and 3 of their 4 children pioneered Living Word Community Church in South Florida. He served as Senior Pastor until 2009, at which time he sensed God’s leading to move into the caregiving ministry of serving and assisting pastors.

Tony has taught leadership; ministered in prisons for many years; taught in foreign missions and Bible schools in Haiti, Peru, Czech Republic, Belize, and Guatemala. He currently assists in equipping pastors in Central America; host retreats for ministry leaders; and remains active in teaching in local churches. Tony has been in the same small group for over 20 years and credits that for much of his ability to stay in ministry during the tough times.

Tony serves as regional director of the Barnabas Ministries movement ministering to pastors and developing John 17:23 Pastoral Support Groups in South Florida. He resides in the Ft. Lauderdale area with his wife, 4 children, and 3 grandchildren.