Father John Wallace
(Presiding Priest)

Fr. John was born and raised in North Carolina. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1986. He received his Master of Divinity degree from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, Massachusetts in May of 2012 and was ordained to the priesthood that following July when he was also appointed to serve as second priest at Saint Nektarios Greek Orthodox Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. Fr. John was appointed presiding priest at Saint Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church in Savannah, Georgia as of February, 2019. Fr. John and his wife, Presbytera Mary, reside in Savannah.

Contact Fr. John:
Office Phone: 912-236-8256

A Message from Fr. John

My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

It is a blessing to have you in our community as a member or as a guest. We at Saint Paul’s are striving to be a Christ-centered community, living our lives and worshipping in a way pleasing to our Lord. So, it is truly in His love and joy that I welcome you. I thank Him for your presence and for the opportunity to serve you. It is my sincere hope that you feel welcomed to worship with us as often as you like and that you will consider joining our parish family. You will be a blessing to all of us as we strive to know and love our Lord and each other more perfectly through fellowship and prayer. Loving God and our neighbor is not only our dream and our vision, but our Lord’s commandment.

Won’t you join us? We can all grow in the vision together.

May our Lord continue to bless you and your loved ones always, now and forever.

Blessed is the Kingdom,
+Father John Wallace

Father John Caparisos
(Priest Retired)

Father John Caparisos is a retired Greek Orthodox priest and retired as a colonel and chaplain in the United States Air Force. Father John often assists Father John Wallace with liturgies and special services. A native to Savannah, he and his wife, Presbytera Sophia, live in Savannah. 

Father Michael Matsko
(Priest Retired)
Rev. Michael Matsko is a retired Orthodox Priest. He represented the Diocese of the Midwest on the Metropolitan Council of the Orthodox Church of America and was Archpriest at the Holy Transfiguration Church in Livonia Michigan. Father Michael often assists Father John Wallace with liturgies and special services. He and his wife Yvonne live in Pooler. 



Spiritual Home to Orthodox
Christians in Greater Savannah

Corner Anderson and Bull Streets
Savannah, GA 31401
Tel: (912)-236-8256    
Email: office@stpaulsgoc.org