The Reverend Tad DeBordenave





Founder, Anglican Frontier Missions


In 1993, the Reverend Tad Debordenave Founded AFM in Richmond, Virginia. A well-respected leader and pastor in the USA, Tad took a 15-week class called “Perspectives on the World Christian Movement.” This course changed his life. He realized that there were 1.6 billion people outside the Anglican communion without access to the Gospel. After 17 years as senior rector of St. Matthews Church(Richmond), he resigned his position to begin Anglican Frontier Missions at the age of 49.


With only $4,000 in the bank, and working from his ping-pong table at home, Tad said, “This is like the first Radio Shack in New York City. We’ve got a market out there waiting to be tapped.” By 2009, AFM had sent out 35 long-term missionaries to nine very neglected areas of the world.