Joseph Acanfora is an ordained Pastor in the Anglican Church of North America. Prior to serving with Youth for Christ International, Joe served as head pastor/rector at Christ Church, Gilbertsville, NY, and Church of the Apostles, Fairfax, Virginia. With a heart for mission and reaching the next generation, Joe has served in missional ministries in New Orleans, Kenya, inner-cities and on college campuses, and with local youth groups. Joe has a passion for ministering the healing work of Jesus under the guidance and power of the Holy Spirit.

Preceding his shift to full-time ordained ministry in 2006, Joe worked in the Information Technology Industry in executive positions at LML Technologies and ADP, as well as independent consulting through his own company, Autoperformance LLC. This career in sales and marketing spanned over twenty-five years.

Joe and his wife Beth have been joyfully married since 1983 and have three grown sons and one daughter. He enthusiastically strives to serve his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and has a heart to serve those in need and walk alongside others as they grow in discipleship and leadership. Joe and Beth happily reside in Evergreen, Colorado, and enjoy the mountains and outdoor lifestyle. In his spare time you might find Joe fly-fishing one of the beautiful bodies of water in Colorado or elsewhere. Joe loves teaching and guiding others in his favorite sport.