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WEBER, William John (Rev.)
In 1979 Weber was one of two ministers who spread the message of religion among those who lived in the Times Square area of New York City. Living in a room at the Lamb's Club, once a famous off-Broadway actor's club purchased by the church in 1976, Weber was supported entirely by donations including those received from Dubuque churches. For five years he served in rescue and recovery efforts with addicts, prostitutes, teenage runaways and the homeless.
In 1984, Weber founded the New York Fellowship, an interdenominational ministry, which provided spiritual direction, counseling and pastoral care to leaders in the business and professional communities of the New York City area.
For more than a dozen years, Weber served as Chaplain for the World Series Champion New York Yankees. He was the co-founder of more than twenty-five inner-city ministries, including the East Harlem Little League, Youth Impact, Pregnancy Help, Brooklyn Little League, and Kids to Camp Program. He also was co-founder of the Amistad Mission Clinic and Orphanage in Bolivia.