Holy Cross Orthodox Church
serving the Antelope Valley
38201 6th St E, Palmdale, California
/ Administration
Rev. George Taweel
818.970.4749 (Phone)

Reverend Father George:  Fr. George's ministry spans 11 years as a Subdeacon, 10 years as a Deacon and in July 2008 he was ordained to the Holy Priesthood.  His undergraduate degree is in Music Education with a Masters Degree in Applied Orthodox Theology from the St. John of Damascus Institute of Theology, Balamand University.  He is also a graduate of the St. Stephens and the Antiochian House of Studies programs. Along with his wife Kh. Kimberly they have raised two wonderful children. Their son serves as an officer in the United States Navy Submarine service. Their daughter is an accomplished musician in the entertainment business. As an altar boy in the Russian Church, Fr. George felt a calling to serve God. Eventually he came into this service at St. Michaels in Van Nuys and then joined St. Nicholas Cathedral. In addition to the activities mentioned below he has frequently served as a substitute Priest in various around Southern California. During his time at St. Nicholas Cathedral, Fr. Taweel was a Sunday School Teacher, Spiritual Adviser to the Fellowship of St. John the Divine, Cathedral Choir Director, Parish Council member, Chairman of the Charitable Ministries and Stewardship Committees, and founding member of the Friday Morning Mens Fellowship. At St. Michael, Van Nuys, Fr. Taweel served as a sub-deacon, VP of Parish Council, Stewardship Chairman, and Sunday school teacher. Regionally, Fr. Taweel has been Western Region Choir Director, Founding member of the Diocese Committee on Marriage and Family Counseling. Nationally, Fr. George along with his wife Khr. Kimberly wrote, produced, and directed FROM ANTIOCH TO LA a gala musical event created and presented for the visit of His Beatitude IGNATIUS IV.  Fr. Taweel has been a featured speaker and lecturer at regional and national conferences and conventions for our Archdiocese and other Orthodox jurisdictions. The WELCOME HOME documentary chronicles the journey of the former Evangelical Orthodox Church into canonical Orthodoxy and is a landmark evangelical media tool that was produced, directed and written by Fr. Taweel.  He has also been on the Advisory Board of Conciliar Press. Fr. Georges other full time job is as an entertainment veteran with 40 years of experience in the film, television, DVD, music, radio, live event, and new media businesses.
In the world of Christian Media, Fr. Taweel has produced MCGEE AND ME!, SECRET ADVENTURES, THE KIDS’ TEN COMMANDMENTS, THE CRIPPLED LAMB, THE LEGEND OF THE THREE TREES and others.  He was the Founding Director of the Catholic Television Network: HEART OF THE NATION, Founding Board member of the Catholic media ministry of THE ST. DAMIANO FOUNDTION, and longtime Board Member of MASTERMEDIA INTERNATIONAL, a ministry to entertainment professionals and companies world-wide. 

Holy Cross is a Parish Church of the Diocese of Los Angeles and the West
Antiochian Christian Archdiocese of North America, Metropolitan JOSEPH, Primate