our church history
Archangel Michael Coptic Orthodox Church in Simi Valley was established in 1978 as the first Coptic Church in Ventura County. A house was purchased in Oxnard where prayers were held from 1979 to 1991. It was served by the late Hegumen Father Antonious Henein and later by Hegumen Father Antonious Younan Soliman.
A building was purchased in the Moorpark area in 1991, and was replaced by a larger building in Simi Valley in 2003. The church was served by Father Shenouda Ghattas until 2005 when Father Markos Hanna arrived.