Our Spiritual Leaders
His Holiness Pope Tawadros II
His Holiness Pope Tawadros was enthroned as the 118th Pope of Alexandria and Pope of the See of St. Mark on November 18, 2012 at the Cathedral of St. Reweis in Abbassiya, Cairo. The enthronement was presided by H.E. Metropolitan Pakhomious of Beheira, other metropolitans and bishops of the Coptic church and was attended by many delegates of Christian Churches.
His Eminence Metropolitan Youssef
His Eminence Metropolitan 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 auspices of His Holiness Pope Shenouda III, the 117th Pope of the Holy See of St. Mark. He was appointed resident priest to serve the Coptic congregation of St. Mary Church in Dallas/Fort Worth. His Eminence was appointed in 1995 as the first Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States. In November 2022, he was elevated to Metropolitan by the hands of His Holiness Pope Tawadros II.
Fr. Akhnoukh Ghatas
Fr. Akhnoukh Ghatas is the priest for St. Meena Coptic Orthodox Church located in Fort Worth, TX. Fr. Akhnoukh was ordained priest on October 14, 2018 with the presence of H.G. Bishop Daniel Abba Pola. Fr. Akhnoukh has been serving within the Diocese of the Southern United States since October 14, 2018. We pray that the Lord will continue blessing his service.