Tony Anobile, vice president
The role and function of the Vice President is to work closely with the president, sharing in designated administrative activities and responsibilities. The vice president is responsible for plannning and promoting Evangelism and Discipleship as well as Global Mission, ShareHim and Evangelistic Small Groups initiatives. He also overseas Evangelism Endowment Fund projects.
The Vice President is also liaison between the local conference and the North American Division for ministries not staffed within the Pacific Union office such as:
In this role he keeps information, programs and policies connected. Please note the table below which provides links to the various ministries in the various local conferences as well as the NAD and Pacific Union.
The Vice President oversees the following ministries which are coordinated by volunteers appointed by the Pacific Union Executive Committee to give leadership in:
- Adventurers/Camp/Pathfinders (Eddie Heinrich)
- ASI (Lorayne Barton)
- Disaster Response/Adventist Community Services (Charlene Sargeant)
- Family Ministries (Edwin Mendoza)
- Health Ministries (Lorayne Barton)
- Ministerial Spouse Association (Audrey Graham)
- Muslim Ministries (Gerald Babanezhad)
- Native American Ministries (Nancy Crosby)
- Prayer Ministries (Karen Martell)
- Prison Ministries (Bobby Mitchell)
- Public College/University Ministries (Ron Pickell)
- Public High School Ministries
- Sabbath School/Personal Ministries (Jim Park)
- Single Adult Ministries (Barbara Babcock)
- Women's Ministries (Dorothy Means)
The vice president's office also oversees the Charles Crist Fund, which supports tobacco, alcohol, and drug rehabilitation programs.
About Tony Anobile
Elder Tony Anobile joined the Pacific Union as vice president in January 2016.
Anobile spent the first 17 years of his career in the Southern California Conference ministering as a local church pastor, directing youth and young adult ministries, and eventually working as the assistant to the president.
In 2003, he became executive secretary of the Arizona Conference, and in 2008, its president, where he served until joining the Pacific Union.
As a conference youth and young adult director, Anobile’s passion was bringing young people into a saving relationship with Jesus Christ. As a church pastor, he worked to have every member involved in active ministry. And as an administrator, it has been his mission to have every entity of the conference involved in bringing people into the church through evangelism, keeping people in through Christian nurturing, and keeping members healthy and active through involvement in Adventist churches and schools. He is also passionate about evangelism and has conducted evangelistic meetings around the world.
Anobile, who is fully bilingual, graduated from Montemorelos University in Mexico with a bachelor’s degree in theology and completed an master’s in religion at Loma Linda University, La Sierra Campus.
Anobile’s wife, Lisa (Bramlett) Anobile, is a teacher with a master’s degree in special education from Loma Linda University. The couple has three children — son Tony is a pastor in the Texas Conference, daughter Aurianna is a Speech Pathologist, and son Andrew is a pastor in the Georgia-Cumberland Conference.
High Resolution Photo of Tony Anobile
Vivienne Lansdown, administrative assistant