St. Paul the Apostle Church

Las Vegas, Nevada

St. Paul the Apostle Church

Founded 1988

Diocese: Diocese of the West

Deanery: Desert Deanery


5400 Annie Oakley Dr
Las Vegas, Nevada 89120

Mailing address:

PO Box 12635
Las Vegas, NV   89112-0635


Office: 702-898-4800

Parish Contacts

1747 Crystal Downs Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89123
Home: 860-833-4921
Retired, Attached
Attached Deacon

Lay Leadership

Mat. Elizabeth Dresko
Choir Director
Home: 860-983-1083
Amy McAuley
Church School/Youth Coordinator
Home: 702-845-1513


St Paul Church is located in Las Vegas, Nevada, approximately 4 miles east of McCarran International Airport, 4 miles east of the Las Vegas Strip, and less than 1 mile from I-515.  At the intersection of Tropicana and Sandhill, take Sandhill south to Hacienda and turn east (left) to Annie Oakley.  At this intersection turn south (right) and the Church is on the left side.

From the Airport
Take Russell Rd south to Annie Oakley and turn north (left); proceed for approx. a quarter of a mile.

Schedule of Services

All Services are in English.

5:00 PM Great Vespers and Confessions.
Saturday Evening

9:00 AM Divine Liturgy.
Sunday Morning

6:30 PM Vespers (except during Great Lent)
Wednesday Evening

6:30 PM Liturgy of the Presanctied Gifts.
Wednesday Evenings During Great Lent

8:00 AM Liturgy of the Presanctied Gifts.
Friday Mornings During Great Lent

6:30 PM Great Vespers with Litiya
Eves of Great Feasts

8:00 AM Divine Liturgy.
Mornings of Great Feasts

For a complete list of upcoming services, please visit the Schedule of Services on the parish website.  Please call the Church office at 702-898-4800 to arrange Baptisms, Marriages, Memorials, Thanksgiving Services, etc.

Parish Background

St. Paul the Apostle Orthodox Church is celebrating their 17th anniversary of their founding this year.  The Church was first founded in 1988 by Archimandrite (now Bishop) NIKOLAI (Soraich) in response to the need for an English speaking mission in the Las Vegas area.  The first Divine Liturgy was celebrated on November 13, 1988 on the Feast Day of St. John Chrysostom.  The parish met in various locations for many years until it acquired its own property on Annie Oakley Drive.  The parish grew and thrived and became the fastest growing mission in the Orthodox Church in America since autocephaly was granted in the 1970 by the Russian Orthodox Church.

The community worshipped in the community hall until the present Church was constructed.  The Church was consecrated on May 13, 1995 by His Beatitude Metropolitan THEODOSIUS and His Grace Bishop TIKHON.  The parish is in the continual process of completing the iconography and other buildings on the grounds.

The parish is an extremely diverse community.  There are a large number of converts in additon to a large Russian, Eritrean, Ethiopian and other Eastern European population.  While English is the primary language of the services, other languages may be used as the need arises.  The parish maintains a very active schedule of services and events throughout the year.  There are also many groups and programs for parisioners to be involved in not only Church-wide work but also community service.

More information on the parish can be found at the website

We welcome all visitors and inquirers to St. Paul the Apostle Orthodox Church.