Father Fadi Bazouzi was born in Baabda Lebanon. Moved to the United States at the age of 15. Entered seminary to become a priest at the age of 22. After four years and a half in the seminary he felt that God was calling him to marriage. So he left seminary and soon after he met his future wife Nicole. Once the Eastern Catholic Churches in the west were permitted to ordain married men to the priesthood, he entered the program of married men to become priest. He was the first married man to be ordained out of the program on February 29, 2020. He served as an assistant priest at Our Lady of Lebanon in Millbrae California for 3 months then was assigned to serve the Parish of Saint Joseph Maronite Mission In Riverside CA.
Jesus said to his disciples, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones are tyrants over them. 26 It will not be so among you; but whoever wishes to be great among you must be your servant, 27 and whoever wishes to be first among you must be your slave; 28 just as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.” (Mathew 20:25-28)