Joe has been a member of HIA since 1991, and a board member since 1992. He was the cofounder of Island-Metro Publications, a leading publisher of economic development and tourism magazines and resources, primarily serving the Long Island region. The company was acquired by Newsday in 2004, where Joe remained in the job of publisher of the newly formed Island Publications, their magazine publishing division.
In 2008, Joe joined the staff as outreach pastor for Island Christian Church. In that role, he is responsible for overall community outreach for the church, including marketing and new member development. He has stayed active in the business community, to help those in business see the strong connection between faith and work. In August 2022, Joe became the senior pastor of the Huntington Baptist Church, right in the village of Huntington, where his involvement in the business community will continue.
Rev. Joseph Garofalo, Senior Pastor
Huntington Baptist Church
6 Oakwood Rd.
Huntington, NY. 11743