St. Timothy Orthodox Church
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese
4593 Central Way, Fairfield, CA 94534
Rev John Christianson
‭(831) 566-8861‬ (Phone)
Father John was born in Redwood City, the son of Gladys and Llewellyn Christianson, and raised in the Lutheran faith. After graduating from Homestead High, he attended Colorado State University in Ft Collins, CO, to study forestry. From there, he began a 40 year career as an arborist, and owner of Christianson Tree Experts Co, in the Santa Cruz/San Jose area.  Father John married Barbara Huntington of San Francisco in 1973. They have seven children: Tia, William, Hugh, Ned, Helen, †Jonathan and †Michael; and a grandson, Logan. In 1983, the Christianson family converted to Holy Orthodoxy and that same year, Father John was ordained to the diaconate by Metropolitan JOSEPH.
As Deacon John, he served at Ss Peter & Paul Orthodox Church in Ben Lomond CA. In 2007.  At age 56 he entered St Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary in South Canaan, PA, preparatory to ordination to the priesthood. He was graduated with a MDiv in 2009 and ordained a priest in 2010. He was assigned as priest of St Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church in Wasilla AK, and then in June 2012, came to St Timothy to be our pastor.  Father John and Khouria Barbara (who recently retired after 20 years as a pediatric ICU nurse) now live in Fairfield. Father John remains a practicing arborist, 1-2 days a week. He is also an avid cyclist and an adrenaline junkie!

Mrs Renae Holland
Office Administration
Mr Stephen Bishop
Bookstore Manager
Parish Council


Elected and appointed voting members:

  • Michael Abughazaleh
  • Samer Awwad (President)
  • Stephen Bishop
  • Alex Callahan
  • Osama Fadayel
  • Tim Flood
  • Mike Holland
  • Hala Khoury
  • Khalil Sayegh

Ex-officio voting members:

  • Father John Christianson, Pastor
  • Reader Matthew Marinos, Choir Director
  • Church School Administrator (Vacant)
  • Antiochian Women (Vacant)
  • Fellowship of St John the Divine (Vacant)
  • SOYO (Vacant)

Parish Council meetings are held monthly and open to any parishioner.  See the Parish Calendar for the specific dates and times.  Minutes are published after each meeting.  Please click this link to view the archived Parish Council minutes.


Please remember your tithes and offerings to our parish.  During this time of limited access to the church, you can mail your offerings to the parish address.  You can also contribute online to our parish by clicking the link above.

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