Rev. Fr. Elias Greer (Grivakos), came from Greece with his family as a child. He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force upon college graduation. Serving his obligation in the Air Force as a pilot, he was honorably discharged at the rank of Captain. He returned to Texas where he owned and operated restaurants in Dallas and San Angelo respectively while pursuing his studies as a lay theologian. Almost 20 years later, he attended seminary at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Boston, Massachusetts, and was awarded a Masters of Theology with honors in May 1994. Fr. Elias was ordained to the Holy Priesthood on March 3, 1995. In 2014, he was awarded the degree of Protopresbyter. Additionally shortly after being ordained to the priesthood, Fr. Elias began “Grivakos Jewelry/Heavenly Creations”. Today as Bench Jeweler, Fr. Elias does custom designs for private individuals worldwide as well as designs and casting for local jewelers. Fr. Elias is attached to the Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church in Liberty Hill, Texas while overseeing plans for St. Athanasios the Great Orthodox Mission in San Angelo, Texas. He is fluent in Greek; and with Byzantine music.