John C. Arwood – Founder of Sanitation Workers for Jesus
Some call him “Papa Arwood” while others call him “Jack” but all who know him attest to his character and unwavering faith. John Arwood is an ordained minister and heads Arwood Waste, America’s Family Owned Waste Company, along with his son John D. Arwood.
As a follower of Jesus since 1976 and full time sanitation worker since 1984, he knows what it means to serve the needs of others with humility and a commitment to honesty that reflects his faith in Jesus. This commitment applies to business, personal relationships and all areas of life.
While he is proud of the family and business God has blessed him with, it doesn’t take long when talking to Jack Arwood to know that ministry comes first and God is at the center of how he approaches life. In fact, he may not even talk about his business but you will quickly know what he believes by his actions.
Sanitation Workers for Jesus
The purpose of this site is simple: to be a place of inspiration and support for the sanitation workers who are tirelessly serving every day. Sanitation workers face many unique challenges and dangers every day. By sharing in the teaching of the Gospel and encouraging each other in our faith, we stand together as Christian brothers and sisters. Share in fellowship with other Christ-followers through the devotionals and send any prayer requests you may have through our Contact page.
A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another. – John 13:34-35
Striving to carry on in his fathers footsteps, John, summing up his fathers life, kept coming back to one thought. Never will you meet a man who more faithfully lives his values.
Inspired, John Arwoods desire for a true, not-for-profit, assembly of individuals from the Waste and Construction industry is to come together. Providing help through donations of either time or materials to enhance the quality of life for those in need.
Johns intentions are to create a social/ethical environment geared towards the cleaning of river banks, the building or repairing of handicap ramps, demolishing old sheds, and by removing unwanted items to help beautify the community.
His goal is to inspire hope and to contribute to the health and spiritual well-being by providing understanding, goodwill, and peace through the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.
By involving young people in charitable acts, he hopes to instill in them the knowledge that by helping others, is in itself, a rewarding experience to be valued.
HEBREWS 10:24 “and let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds,”
Johns efforts reflect an unwavering dedication to achieving brotherhood, wanting the best conditions and comfort out of life for others.
You will never know what another person’s experience has been. As such, please remember to be empathetic and compassionate.