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October 16, 2020

His Illness

Pastor Joseph Atiles is a husband, father of 7, lover of the Lord, His Word, and His people and faithful employee. However, on Saturday, October 3, 2020, all of these important roles came to a crashing halt when Joseph was hospitalized with severe complications from Covid-19. As of this posting, he has been in the hospital for 15 days, much of which has been spent on a ventilator. The hospital staff has spared no effort in helping Joseph survive. Unfortunately, his lungs have not healed enough to allow him to breathe on his own. Currently, he is awaiting transfer to a larger hospital with advanced equipment that will hopefully help him recover. Joseph has left at home his wife, Tina and their 7 great children, ranging in age from 22-9. Unfortunately, Tina recently lost her job as a travel agent due to downsizing related to Covid-19. With Joseph in the hospital and not working, the family income has been drastically cut and the expenses have increased. When approached about setting up this fundraising page, Tina's reply was, " I would never have asked, but I have to accept it, because we really need it."

Their Ministry

Pastor Joseph and Tina have been involved in ministry for the past 20 years. The beginning of Agape Bible Church found them meeting practical and spiritual needs individuals and families in the Hispanic community in Lakewood, NJ. Next, they expanded by holding both Spanish and English services in Howell, NJ. Up until this point, the Atiles children attended a local Christian school. When the Lord called their family to homeschool, He also brought about the opportunity for Agape to assume oversight of an existing homeschool co-op, which is still in existence today. Additionally, 8 years ago, the Lord led Agape to sponsor the first American Heritage Girls Troop in the state of NJ. This troop has impacted over 75 girls with it's focus on Faith. Service. Learning. Fun. The newest, and perhaps most exciting ministry that Agape Bible Church oversees is Agape Arts Center. After several years in existence, AAC moved into a new home in downtown Freehold, NJ. This new location has allowed the school to reach out to the community, which is largely Hispanic. Finally, Pastor Joseph still leads Spanish and English services on Sundays in Asbury Park, NJ. Joseph has also served as chaplain for the Lakewood Blueclaws Minor League Baseball team. All of this while Joseph is an IT expert at Hackensak-Meridian Hospital System and Tina is a travel agent.

As you can see, serving the Lord and furthering His kingdom in varied and creative ways is a hallmark of the Atiles family. Their 4 oldest daughters have spent many years singing at various churches, events, and ministries in NJ, PA, NY, and MD. As a personal friend and ministry partner, I have always said that Tina is the "BIG IDEA" person. When she hoped for opportunities for her own children and the children of her community, she trusted the Lord and got to work, all with the spiritual guidance and support of her husband.

God's Faithfulness

As devastating as Joseph's illness is for his family and friends, God has been so faithful. He has brought hundreds of Christians together in prayer, support, and encouragement. Christians from different churches, communities, and ethnicities. Christians with one thing in common: Each one has been positively affected by the Atiles family in some way. It has been beautiful to see the invigorated prayer lives, renewed sense of service, sacrificial love, and Christ centered unity.

As I was with Tina this evening she said, " I have an indescribable peace and I know that it is only from this...all these people praying and loving our family and my husband...and from the Lord."

Your Response

This is where you can enter this story of God's love in the midst of unimaginable suffering. Please pray for the Atiles family and specifically for Joseph's physical healing. Encourage anyone you meet to pray for this family. If you know them personally, send a note of encouragement, sign up to help with meals, transportation, or other needs. Finally, please prayerfully consider giving a financial gift to help the Atiles family during this difficult time.

Thank you in advance and God bless you all for your kindness, generosity, and love.


2020-10-18 02:58:55

Praying for a miracle. Love you all.


2020-10-20 00:46:29

God bless..


2020-10-20 01:34:09

Praying for healing and comfort. ❤️

Jen and Steve

2020-10-20 02:01:26

We are praying 🙏🏻

Josh and Amy N.

2020-10-20 02:03:46

We love you ❤️

Roy Rowley

2020-10-20 03:11:51

God Bless

Kerry Holmstrom

2020-10-20 04:59:35

Praying for healing

Michelle Comitini

2020-10-20 09:35:27

continuing to remember this family in prayer


2020-10-20 11:56:14

The strength and trust this family is displaying through this difficult time is truly a light and inspiration to all who are around them. Love and prayers go out to you all and especially Mr. Atiles’ health and recovery.

Serenelli Family

2020-10-20 13:29:11

LORD of Glory we ask of you to heal Joseph and comfort and strenghthen the Atiles Family.💙❤❤❤❤❤💙❤💙

Marsh Family

2020-10-20 13:42:03

Thinking of you Joe and the entire Atiles family.

Thomas/Serenelli Family

2020-10-20 13:55:44

Prayers for recovery from this terrible virus.

Patricia Durski

2020-10-20 14:13:45

I've worked with Joe many years. My thoughts and prayers are with you Joe and your family.

Debbie Robertson

2020-10-20 14:40:02

Continued prayers for Joe and his precious family🙏💕🙏

Steve Cerbone

2020-10-20 14:56:59

Praying for you and your family!!


2020-10-20 15:02:19


Elaine Kaminski

2020-10-20 15:25:18

Praying for the Atiles family, especially Joe. May the Lord hear our prayers and heal you.

cacciato family

2020-10-20 15:33:51

Praying For you Joe and praying for Tina(and family). What an encouragment your are during these difficult times.


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2020-10-20 16:43:15

God Bless you, Joe, and to your family. You're a wonderful man, and a wonderful co-worker. My family and I will continue to pray for you....


2020-10-20 16:50:45


Marilyn Koczan

2020-10-20 17:01:58

I will be praying for you!!!

Linda Freda

2020-10-20 17:13:33

Our thoughts and prayers are with Joe and his family. Get well soon Joe. You are a fighter.

Joe & Dianne De Lucia

2020-10-20 17:23:36

Thinking/praying for Joe and family; such a good man.


2020-10-20 17:38:54

Praying for Joe & the Atiles family through Psalm 34 Psalm 34: 4-7 “I sought the Lord, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears. Those who look to him are radiant, and their faces shall never be ashamed. This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him and saved him out of all his troubles. The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and delivers them.”


2020-10-20 17:39:28

Praying for complete healing for Joe and support for Tina and family.


2020-10-20 17:39:45

Praying for total healing and for God's comfort during this difficult time and always.

Kristopher Lioudis

2020-10-20 17:43:35

Praying for recovery and strength for your family.

Patty and Ana Caufield

2020-10-20 17:50:55

Joe- We are praying for you and your family every day! Stay strong-you can beat this! Love, Patty and Ana


2020-10-20 17:56:26

Thanking and praising God for the manifestation of Joe’s healing and Blessings and Peace to his family.

Amy & Maureen

2020-10-20 18:06:19

Prayers for you Joe, Tina, and the kids. You can do it Joe! God bless you and love to you and the family.

John and Laurene Lundberg

2020-10-20 18:11:45

We are lifting up Joseph and his entire family. May God heal Joseph and strengthen his loved ones during this difficult trial

Kathy Cawley

2020-10-20 18:31:29

Sending Payers for Joe and family


2020-10-20 19:10:48

With continuing prayer for Joe's complete recovery.

Charles and Perlita P. Gleason

2020-10-20 19:39:10

Joe, our prayers are with you! wishing a speedy recovery, returning to your loving family with the grace of God helping you along.


2020-10-20 20:32:04

Our prayers will be with you for a speedy recovery. Love, In Christ, Frank and Patty

The buerges

2020-10-20 22:59:35

May God bless this pastor and his family. We are praying for you

Lauren Valdes

2020-10-20 23:00:09

I'm a friend and former co-worker of Joe's from HMH. He also presided over my mom's memorial service. Please tell him we're praying for him and your beautiful family.

Doris Eckert

2020-10-20 23:07:45

Lifting you all up in prayer

Michael Lawson

2020-10-20 23:12:25

O how fragile we are! O how powerful our God is!!

Dave Roach

2020-10-20 23:12:31

Praying for Joe and his family during these difficult times. Sending my best.

Lou Ann and Bob Roper

2020-10-20 23:45:19

Praying for Joe and family.

Patti Blaney & Family

2020-10-21 00:01:27

Keep fighting Joe!

Diane Lipari

2020-10-21 00:09:05

Praying for Joe & his family through this very difficult time. 🙏🙏🙏

The Dunphy Family

2020-10-21 00:23:26

We love you and we are praying for you!

The Foley family

2020-10-21 00:45:00

Continuing to pray for Joe and your family ❤️

The Brevet Family

2020-10-21 01:03:07

We are praying!


2020-10-21 01:06:07

Praying for Joe and the family


2020-10-21 01:10:15

Praying for Joe and the family.


2020-10-21 01:55:24

Praying for complete healing & continued peace for the family as they trust in Jesus’ love & His healing power.

Rich & Lisa

2020-10-21 02:26:20

We Love you all and are praying continuously for Joe's healing! ❤🙌☝


2020-10-21 03:44:16

prayers for the atiles


2020-10-21 09:41:27

With love in Christ.

Dave and Kim Kissling

2020-10-21 10:29:44

Praying for strength and healing 🙏🏻

Lynch family

2020-10-21 11:28:36

Our prayers are with you .

The Fulton Family

2020-10-21 11:53:04

Praying throughout the day for Joseph and all of you. <3

Mary and Chip Bieler

2020-10-21 12:30:59

God Bless 🙏


2020-10-21 13:14:39

Praying for total healing, for comfort and strength for Joe's family!

The Schepelenko Family

2020-10-21 14:02:26

Praying for Joe’s recovery...

Crean family

2020-10-21 15:08:14

Praying for you all!! 🙏🏼🙏🏼


2020-10-21 15:11:10

Isaiah 40:31 Those who wait on the Lord will renew their strength, they will soar on wings like eagles, they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Cora & Bob Bollman

2020-10-21 18:08:36

Praying without ceasing for Pastor Joe , Tina & their precious children! Isaiah 41:13 “For I the Lord thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.”

Maureen Avella

2020-10-21 19:37:36

Praying fervently for all of you. May you be comforted through Our Lord Jesus and His love.

The VanHorns

2020-10-21 19:38:29

We cherish this family! Praying for a speedy and smooth recovery for Mr Atiles and strength and peace for the rest of the family! We love you!

The Weckemans

2020-10-21 20:00:10

We will be praying for Joseph and the family. Ps. 57:1

Agelire Family

2020-10-21 21:36:07

We will keep praying for you all ❤

Jill and Adrienne

2020-10-21 23:48:01

God Bless and Get Well


2020-10-22 01:03:14

We are praying for you.

Susan Wilson

2020-10-22 01:35:06

Praying for complete healing and comfort for your family!

Familia Ponce

2020-10-22 01:54:07

Isaías 41:10 Así que no temas, porque yo estoy contigo; No te angusties, porque yo soy tu Dios. Te fortaleceré y te ayudaré; te sostendré con mi diestra victoriosa. Isaiah 41:10 Do not fear, for I am with you; do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteousness right hand.

Joe, Nicole and Maddy Wajda

2020-10-22 02:18:25

Praying continually for healing and sustenance for your family.


2020-10-22 11:24:17

Sincerest prayers are being sent along with this gift, and are being said regularly for a healing miracle. And please let us know if we can assist with food or transportation or in any other way!

Charlie and Cheryl Allocco

2020-10-22 11:27:07

Praying for complete and total healing, that God will supply for all your needs, and do immeasurably more than you can ever think or imagine. God is Good All the Time.

The Daly’s

2020-10-22 12:55:56

Your family and Joe are in our daily prayers here in Florida.


2020-10-22 13:26:22

Praying for God’s continuous love and protection.

Diane Kianka

2020-10-22 13:27:56

Prayers for strength and healing.


2020-10-22 13:35:00

Praying for continued peace and healing!

Christy Hensley

2020-10-22 13:58:45

Joe you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Wishing you more strength with each coming day.

Lisa Silvestri

2020-10-22 17:15:26

Praying for each of you!


2020-10-22 17:57:50

I am also standing in The Word of the Lord for his complete and total healing!

Carol and Michael Boniello

2020-10-22 18:04:27

We are praying everyday for Joe’s recovery.

Rich and Sandy

2020-10-22 21:04:44

You can do this Joe. Praying for you and your family.

Jack Gibbons

2020-10-23 04:14:05

Will be praying

Maureen Connolly

2020-10-23 12:16:39

Praying for the Atiles family during this difficult time and for Joe to stay strong and to heal so he can be back home with his family.

Terreros Family

2020-10-23 14:42:24

We will continue to praying for Atiles Famiky.


2020-10-23 15:53:29

Praying for the whole family.


2020-10-23 18:12:43

We are praying continually for Joseph and your family. 💕

TheEdelsack Family

2020-10-23 19:14:33

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.


2020-10-23 23:24:36

Praying for Joe and the Atiles Family. ❤️

The Woodrings

2020-10-23 23:29:03

Praying for a quick and full recovery.


2020-10-24 02:33:23

We are praying for your everyday -God bless you from Wall township.

Blanda family

2020-10-25 02:57:38

Tina, You are an inspiration! Many prayers are going up for your husband and family. Kim & Rob Blanda


2020-10-26 01:31:43

We are praying for Joe, Tina and all the children. God is good.

Update #3
October 23, 2020, 2:52 pm
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from Tina: 

Hello friends! 

(please listen to I am on youtube...I can't the live link to post)

This song for me has always been my all time favorite. I took this to his room yesterday because Nicole Nordeman was the first Christian artist we saw years ago in a small gym when it was just her and the piano. This is who Jesus is.. in every detail of our lives moment by moment. He is always good no matter what this life brings. He is the great I am.

Joseph will need to continue on dialysis and they are moving his catheter to his neck to try to avoid infection. His breathing is stable but please pray he tolerates the changes. I am still working on vitamin supplements that will be helpful. 

Today my heart is heavy for the Miller family who's 3 1/2 year old baby went home to be with the Lord last night. Please pray for their family ... Christine and I were pregnant together with our 20 year olds and over the years their family has been a blessing in so many ways to us and countless others. They and their children a witness of Gods grace, mercy and love. 🤍🙏

Update #2
October 22, 2020, 4:07 am
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I can't thank you all enough for your incredible generosity in such a short time. The same thing happened with the meal schedule and the 24 hour prayer schedule. Seeing God's people gather in faith, prayer, practical help and encouragement fills me with joy, despite the tragic circumstance. THIS. THIS, my friends is Christ followers at our best. Thank you. Keep giving because the need is great...a broken dryer this week added to the need...but now, because of you all...thanks. $10,000 donated in less than 48 hours. Wow. Today was a long day of paperwork, research, and calls for Tina. She is exhausted. Joseph is holding steady today. 


Update #1 10/19/20
October 20, 2020, 1:09 am
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From Tina:
My updated prayers for Joseph...

His lungs just need to heal. The virus is gone at this point so his body is fighting the damage done to his lungs and kidneys. I have been told multiple times he should not have made it this far. I am thankful that, in this moment, he is stable. He was not able to be transferred but I have a perfect peace about that. God allowed me in the hospital for 2 full weeks to meet every doctor and nurse that would care for him. He also knew in His sovereignty that as of yesterday, they are not allowing visitors for COVID patients. I was able to make friends over the time I have been there. Now they are caring for him by putting messages and the Bridge radio on for him. They are checking in on him even when he isn't their patient! There are many in the hospital praying for him.
God is showing me that He does need a big hospital. He can do His work right where He is... out of little things, big miracles do happen! Thanks for your constant love and prayers for my family ❤️🙏

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Campaign Created by:
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Beneficiary: Tina Atiles

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Anonymous Donor

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We are praying for Joe, Tina and all the children. God is good.

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Blanda family

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Tina, You are an inspiration! Many prayers are going up for your husband and family. Kim & Rob Blanda

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Anonymous Donor

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We are praying for your everyday -God bless you from Wall township.

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The Woodrings

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Praying for a quick and full recovery.

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Praying for Joe and the Atiles Family. ❤️

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Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.
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