Philip Alier Deng, Sudanese Worshiping Community Pastor
I came to St. Joseph in 2006 and helped begin a South Sudanese Worshiping Community Worship in 2007. We worship at First Lutheran each Sunday afternoon at 1:00. Our services are conducted in Dinka and Arabic. We provide translators for worshipers who only understand English. We encourage people to love one another and provide support that leads to unity. I understand that I am a servant of the Lord. I trust in God’s love and acceptance of us revealed in Jesus Christ. I believe that our prayer petitions are heard by God and do not return empty. I live with my wife, Agok Garang, who moved to be with me in 2012. I completed my seminary education at Wartburg Seminary, a seminary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.