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Tony Miano is a retired veteran of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (1987-2007). During his career, Tony served as a gang and juvenile crime investigator, field training officer, drug recognition expert, and a DUI enforcement specialist. Tony’s law enforcement experience includes three days of chaos, during the 1992 Los Angeles riots, as well as being on duty only a few miles away from the epicenter when the 1994 Northridge Earthquake devastated the greater Los Angeles area.
As a deputy sheriff, Tony received more than 60 commendations and citations for meritorious service, arrests, criminal investigations, and community service. In 1993, Tony was named “Deputy of the Year” for the City of Santa Clarita (CA). Tony was also a recipient of the Mothers Against Drunk Drivers “Centurion Award,” for apprehending more than 100 drunk drivers in a one-year period.
From 2000-2008, Tony served as a chaplain for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. From 2002 to 2008, he served as the founder and director of Ten-Four Ministries—a missionary work to the worldwide law enforcement community.
From 2008 to mid-2012, Tony served as Living Waters’ Director of the Ambassadors’ Alliance, as well as the Director of Conferences and Special Projects. Tony’s service with Living Waters included the supervision of 20 Ambassador’s Academies, several conferences, the ministry’s State Representative system, and all of the ministry’s large-scale evangelism projects. In addition, Tony wrote and co-hosted approximately 400 episodes of Living Waters’ live, web-based program, “On the Box, with Ray Comfort.”
Tony is the author of the book, “Take Up The Shield” (Genesis Publishing Group, 2005). The book is a study of the Armor of God, as found in Ephesians 6. Tony utilizes the various piece of equipment he wore as a deputy sheriff to illustrate the various pieces of spiritual armament every Christian should wear, as they live the Christian life. The Lord has used the book to bring the gospel to tens of thousands of law enforcement, fire, and military personnel, as well as civilians around the world.
Committed to expository preaching, Tony has preached in many churches across the North America. He is a conference speaker who frequently addresses topics such as biblical evangelism, spiritual growth and personal holiness, and the person and work of Jesus Christ.
Presently, Tony is serving the Lord as a missionary, with an emphasis on open-air preaching and the discipleship of the current generation of open-air preachers.
Tony and his wife, Mahria, were married in 1985. Together they have three grown daughters (Michelle, Marissa, and Amanda). The Miano Family lives in Southern California and members of Faith Community Church, in Newhall, CA.
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