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Pastor Ed Weiss Memorial Service

Pastor Ed Weiss 1945-2021

Thank you to everyone who came to the services. The family appreciates your support through this time. We know that Pastor Ed Weiss impacted countless lives as he strived to fulfill the call of God on his life.

A 25 year fire fighter with the Oak Park Fire Department, Edward was the Senior Pastor at Faith World Outreach Church, founding member of the Illinois Haz Mat Response Team, founder of Faith School of Ministry, and a world missionary who began every day saying “it’s a lovely day”.

Beloved husband of Debby (nee Sattler); loving father of Eddie (Brandi), Erica (Tom) Sutton, Lorin (Robert) Pears, Jon (Kristin), Matt (Theresa), Andrew (Erin), Mary (KC) Curtis, Joanna (Chris) Wagoner, Esther (Rich) Budish, Lydia (Dustin) Mateling, Anna (Amin) Smith, and Joshua (Bree); proud grandfather of 48; dear great grandfather of 13; fond brother of the late Raymond (Mary Ann).

Pastor Ed Weiss
  • Has known Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior for 54 years
  • Husband to Debby Jean, his “two time college queen”, for 48 years
  • Loving Father to 12 children
  • Proud Grandfather to 48 grandchildren
  • Great Grandfather to 13 great grandchildren
  • Served for 25 years on the Oak Park Fire Department
  • Pioneer of the Firefighter Paramedic Response
  • Lead the charge to develop the Regional Hazardous Material Response System which oversaw a 5-state region.
  • Attended Triton College of Fire Science
  • Obtained his Master’s Degree from the International Bible Institute
  • Pastor of Faith World Outreach Church for 36 years (one year as Good News Bible Fellowship)
  • Founder of Faith School of Ministry that has graduated thousands of students and has been translated and used in churches overseas.
  • World missionary who helped build and establish churches in Belarus, Belize, Latvia, Germany, Guatemala, Ireland, India, Mexico, Nigeria, Siberia, and Uruguay.

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