The Rev. Canon William Deiss, Lay Canon

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The Rev. Canon William Deiss, Lay Canon
Church Info
Home Church Address
The Falls Church Anglican
6565 Arlington Blvd.
Falls Church, VA 22042
United States
Church Website URL
Organization Name
The Anglican Relief and Development Fund
Type of Organization
Non Profit
Your Position/Title within your Organization
Executive Director
Organization Address
800 Maplewood Ave
Ambridge, PA 15003
United States
Organization Phone Number
Organization URL
Work of Ministry
Community Development
Human Trafficking
Hunger/Food Justice
Youth Development/At-risk Youth
Organization Email
Description of Organization
Our mission is to work within the worldwide Anglican Communion to maximize life change in some of the most challenging parts of the world for the sake of Christ by serving the poorest of the poor through, clean water for the thirsty, jobs for the poor, education for children and adults, food for the hungry, healing for the sick and traumatized, urgent disaster relief and evangelism - giving hope for those without hope.
Organization Years In Operation
Does your ministry offer internships?
Yes, college internship(s).
Yes, post-graduate internship(s).
Strengths of Organization
ARDF builds powerful partnerships with Anglicans in Asia, Africa and Latin America to relieve extreme suffering and transform lives through sustainable, high-impact development projects. Our unique, Christ-centered development model focuses on thorough research, local partners and transparent financial accountability.
Would you consider your role part time or full time within justice and mercy ministry?
Full Time
How many years have you been in ministry among the vulnurable, marginalized, and under-resourced?
What training did you receive that equipped you for justice and mercy ministries?
No formal training - just working in the private sector to create jobs and through churches in serving the local communities.
What spiritual disciplines help sustain you in your rhythms of life among the vulnerable, marginalized, and under-resourced?
Keep reading scripture and commentaries plus testimonies of people who serve the poor.
What would you like fellow Anglicans (bishops, churches, the average parishioner) to know about your ministry?
How effective ARDF is in helping brother and sister Anglican communities with all the training and new facilities that enable a more holistic life - knowing that God through Christ loves them and wants them to lead more productive lives.
Tell us a bit about your story and your heart for justice and mercy.
After working and living overseas in South East Asia for nine years, I became interested in serving the poor by creating jobs and strengthening the church in serving and educating the poor and marginalized people about Jesus Christ.