The Very Reverend Father Amin Houli was born
in Damascus, Syria, in 1964. He received his Degree of Theology at Balamand
University in Tripoli, Lebanon, and continued his education at the theological school in Athens, Greece. Father Houli speaks fluent Arabic, Greek, and English. He
is happily married to Khouria Rena, and is blessed with two children, Teodora and Nicholas. Some of his hobbies include
swimming, reading, and his ultimate passion, spreading the word of God.
Before coming to St. George, Father Houli served as a deacon at St. Mary Livonia in Detroit, Michigan.
He was ordained a priest by Bishop Mark of Toledo and became pastor of St. Catherine mission in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Then,
on July 17, he became priest of St. James Antiochian Orthodox Church in Loveland,
During the 2009 Midwest Parish Life Conference, Fr. Amin was elevated to the rank of Archpriest. In July, 2016, he became priest of St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church in Vicksburg, Mississippi. May God grand him many