St. Mary Coptic Orthodox Church is a member parish of the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States, under the auspices of H.G. Bishop Youssef. St. Mary's church is located on 11450 Houze Road, Roswell, Georgia 30076.
The church has two priests: Fr. Luka Wassif, who has been serving the church since 1993, and Fr. Eleia Eskander, who was ordained in late 2000.
Hegumen Fr. Luka Wassif
Fr. Luka was ordained on November 27, 1981, by the late H.G. Bishop Youannes. He began his service in St. Paul Coptic Orthodox Church located in Tanta, Egypt. In 1993, he continued his service in St. Mary Coptic Orthodox Church of Roswell, Ga. On Sunday, December 10, 2000, His Grace Bishop Youssef promoted Father Luka to the priestly hegumen rank. Fr. Luka can be contacted by telephone at 770-642-9727 or 770-640-8718, by fax at 770-640-9599, or by e-mail at
Fr. Eleia Eskander
Fr. Eleia was ordained in Saint Mary Coptic Orthodox Church, Atlanta, on Sunday, December 10, 2000, by H.G. Bishop Youssef. Fr. Eleia also serves some of the smaller Coptic Communities in Augusta, Ga. and Savannah, Ga. Fr. Eleia can be contacted by telephone at 678-794-7744 or 678-867-9051, by fax at 678-867-7939, or by e-mail at
Take the GA-400 NORTH exit
Merge onto GA-400 N (Portions toll)
GA-400 N becomes GA-400 N/US-19 N
Take the GA-140 WEST exit
Merge onto HOLCOMB BRIDGE RD/GA-140 W
HOLCOMB BRIDGE RD/GA-140 W becomes E CROSSVILLE RD.
Turn RIGHT onto MANSELL RD
Turn LEFT onto HOUZE RD/GA-140
Saint Mary Coptic Orthodox Church is on the LEFT.