Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States

St. Athanasius Coptic Orthodox Church
Chattanooga, TN


10225 Lee Hwy
Ooltewah, TN 37363




Fr. Eleia Eskander is the priest for St. Mary Coptic Orthodox Church located in Roswell, GA. H.G. Bishop Youssef ordained him priest on December 10, 2000. During a few months in 2012, His Grace asked Fr. Eleia to also serve at St. Paul Coptic Orthodox Church in Atlanta, GA. On November 22, 2020, H.G. Bishop Youssef, with the presence of H.G. Bishop David, H.G. Bishop Peter, H.G. Bishop Saraphim, H.G. Bishop Basil, and H.G. Bishop Gregory, elevated Fr. Eleia to hegumen. Fr. Eleia has been serving within the Diocese of the Southern United States since December 10, 2000. We pray that the Lord will continue blessing his service.

If you would like to reach Fr. Eleia Eskander, he may be contacted by telephone at 678-794-7744 or 678-867-9051 or by email at