Parish Clergy

Rev. Fr. Tom Pistolis, Presiding Priest

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Father Tom was born in Hendersonville, North Carolina. He obtained a Master of Divinity degree from the Orthodox seminary in Boston, Holy Cross. He was assigned to Houston for two years, then Knoxville, and finally to Greenville, in 1987. He oversaw the construction of Saint George Greek Orthodox Cathedral built from 1992 to 1995.



Rev. Fr. Minas Tsambounieris, Assistant Priest

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Fr. Minas was born on June 7, 1995 in Cleveland, Ohio. Growing up in Cleveland he attended the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church . In 2012  Minas moved with his family to Corpus Christi, Texas where he finished his senior year of High School, received his undergraduate degree in Political Science from Texas A&M - Corpus Christi, in 2018. Upon graduating from TAMUCC Minas enrolled in Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, Massachusetts. Minas graduated from Holy Cross Seminary in 2021 with a Masters in Divinity. Immediately after his graduation he accepted a position as the Pastoral Assistant/Youth Director at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church of Winston-Salem. In July of 2023 Minas married Arhontissa Pardalakis Tsambounieris. He was ordained to the Holy Diaconate at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Winston-Salem on October 29, 2023 by His Grace Bishop Sebastian of Zela, and to the Holy Priesthood on November 5, 2023 in our Cathedral by His Grace Bishop Sebastian of Zela.


Rev. Dn. Charles (Haralambos) Joiner

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Fr Charles was ordained as a permanent deacon in 2007. He has a masters in Orthodox Theology from Balamand University in Lebanon and Ph.D. in Adult Learning and Change. He also has a masters in Engineering and served in various executive positions with major business organizations. He conducts the Adult Catechism classes and other Adult learning programs, and assists the Priest as needed.