Presbyter Rev. Fr. James C. Pappas
Fr. Jim Pappas began his studies at the Holy Cross School of Theology in Brookline, MA in 1980. After graduating with a Master of Divinity Degree he was appointed Pastoral Assistant at the St. Paul Greek Orthodox Church in Irvine, CA. There he assisted Fr. George Stephanides in the conduct of Divine Liturgy, and youth and young adult ministry. Fr. Jim was Ordained at St. Sophia Cathedral in Los Angeles and served the church for 5 years as the assistant to Fr. James Adams. He was assigned the Presbyter at the parish of St. George Greek Orthodox church in Fresno, CA in 1992. He and Presvytera Donna found a home, and settled in Fresno. While assuming the Spiritual Leadership of the Greek Community of Fresno, he easily conducted all of those important functions expected of a Priest. He came and took the helm and has led the Church with the Spiritual support of a loving Community for over 25 years.
Fr. Jim and Presvytera Donna enjoy a family of 3 children, Constantine, Chrysanthe and Evangelia. Their life has been dedicated to Sunday school, Church Choir, Senior Groups, Youth Groups, Clergy Laity Conferences, Church General Assemblies, Prison Ministry and marriage and family work with the Wellness ministry of the Metropolis of San Francisco. In his years at St. George, the nearly historic Greek Food Festival has grown from a mere gathering to a massive 3-day Greek Festival attended by 20 to 25 thousand people. During his time at St. George he has overseen the completion of the church ceiling with magnificent iconography consistent with that which was created 50 years before. It his personal blessing to minister to the community of St. George Greek Orthodox church in Fresno, CA.
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