Archdeacon Youssef was born in Egypt on March 8, 1923.

He earned a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Cairo University in 1948. He worked as an Engineer for many years and reached the rank of Deputy Chairman at a prominent company.

He served in many churches in Egypt before coming to California in 1985. He was ordained by His Eminence Metropolitan Bishoy of Damiette on February 4, 1988 as the first Archdeacon in California. He served at St. George in Bellflower for two years prior to moving to serve in St. Mark Church in Los Angeles.

He reposed in the Lord on Sunday, February 17, 2008.