The Very Rev. Fr. George Baalbaki currently serves as the parish priest of St. Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Church in San Francisco, California.


After graduating from St, John Damuscus University in Lebanon, Father George served as a pastor of the Holy Cross Church in Damascus, Syria from 1986-1997.  

From 1997-1998 Fr. George served as a dean of the Patriarchate Cathedral Dormition of St. Mary. During his early years, Fr. George was a member in the Appeals Spiritual Court in Damascus, Syria.  In 1998 Fr. George was moved to St. Mary Antiochian Orthodox Church in Berkley Michigan where he served for 14 years and continued his education to receive a Doctorite of Ministry in Theology from the University of Pittsburgh. Very Reverend Fr. George was also elevated to the position of Arch-priest.

In August of 2012, Fr. George was moved to St. Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Church in San Francisco. Where he now presides as Very Reverend Arch-Priest.

Fr. George with his family, Christmas Eve.

Fr. George is accompanied by V. Rev. Fr. Gregory Ofiesh, Pastor Emeritus. As well as Subdeacon Michael Khoury, and Subdeacon Ilyan Baalbaki.