Houston Clergy

Houston Clergy

The meaning of the word “Ministry” evolved during the period of time covered by the Holy Bible: from the days of Moses to the days of the Apostles. During the early days covered by the Old Testament, the word “minister” was used to designate someone attending a high ranking person. A most characteristic identification of the ministry is with the Levites priests in the Temple: “At that time the Lord separated the tribe of Levi, to bear the ark of the covenant of the Lord, to stand before the Lord to minister unto him, and to bless his name, unto this day” (Deuteronomy 10:8).

H.H. Pope Tawadros II

His Holiness Pope Tawadros II was born Wagih Sobhy Baky Soliman on November 4th, 1952 in Mansoura, Egypt. His father was an irrigation engineer and his family moved around during his childhood from Mansoura to Sohag and then to…

H.G. Bishop Youssef

Listening to the call of the Lord Jesus Christ, His Grace Bishop Youssef entered the monastic life in 1986 at the El-Souryan Monastery. He was ordained into the priesthood in 1988. Then in 1989, he came to the United States under the…

Fr. Matthias Shehad

Fr. Matthias Shehad is the priest for St. Paul American Coptic Orthodox Churches. H.G. Bishop Youssef, with the presence of H.G. Bishop Serapion, ordained him priest on June 28, 2015 and he has been serving within the Diocese of the…

Fr. Bishoy George

Fr. Bishoy George is the senior priest for St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church. H.H. Pope Shenouda III ordained him priest on October 31, 1992 and has been serving in the Diocese of the Southern United States since then. On April 18,…

Fr. Athanasius Kaldas

Fr. Athanasius Kaldas is the priest for Archangel Raphael Coptic Orthodox Church. H.G. Bishop Youssef ordained him priest on August 20, 2000 and he has been serving within the Diocese of the Southern United States since then. Fr.…

Fr. James Gendi

Fr. James Gendi is the priest for St. Mary & Archangel Michael Coptic Orthodox Church. H.G. Bishop Youssef, with the presence of H.G. Bishop Serapion, ordained him priest on October 30, 2011 and he has been serving within the…