Jonathan Palaci

Christ Family Church, Florida
Lead Church Planter
Miami  Florida
Christ Family Church
December 6

About My Family

My wife’s name is Marilyn Palaci. She has a side business that she leads from home called “Gracefully Made.” I have three children: Angelie (12), Lucas (11) and Emily (8). The two older kids are into soccer, and the youngest is a dancer. I coach my son’s soccer team as a part-time job. The park where they play is the largest in Miami and right across where our church gathers for worship, so it’s a great ministry opportunity with families.

About My Church Plant

God called me to ministry when I was 23 years old in Chicago. I am originally from Miami but was in Chicago for work and school. Later the Lord led us back to Miami because it’s where He wanted us to shepherd. We have been back for 11 years now. We planted our church five years ago.

NAMB Church Planting

Demonstrated Christian character is essential for missionaries and chaplains to gain credibility and build community. A missionary is a person who, in response to God's call and gifting, leaves his or her comfort zone and crosses cultural, geographic or other barriers to proclaim the gospel and live out a Christian witness in obedience to the Great Commission. The North American Mission Board supports missionaries serving across the United States, Canada and their territories. Churches are the missionary incubators and sending centers for missionaries through the Southern Baptist Convention. Missionaries serve in a variety of settings and face tremendous challenges. But the rewards are tremendous and life-changing. Missionaries have the privilege to represent their church and their Father in sharing the gospel as the primary focus of their activity. If you are interested in pursuing next steps as a potential missionary or chaplain from your church, explore the possibilities at


For churches as they prepare to send out missionaries and chaplains to push back lostness in North America. For receptive hearts among the people in communities where missionaries and chaplains serve. For churches and individuals to partner with missionaries and chaplains and to give of their time and talents. For the Father to send more workers into His harvest to join these missionaries.


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