Until the establishment of the Serbian Orthodox Church School Congregation in Niagara Falls, faithful Serbs from the Niagara Peninsula belonged to the Serbian parish of Hamilton. The priest in Hamilton at that time was Father Djura Vukelic (from December of 1948) who was visiting Serbian families in Niagara Falls, performed all sacraments and offered prayers for their well being. According to testimonies of those who remember those times, some Serbians from Niagara at times invited Father Miodrag Djuric from Lakawana, New York to perform those ceremonies.
Whether Bishop Nikolai Velimirovic came for that occasion or not is not certain because there is no written evidence about it, but it is very clear that Serbian people of Niagara at that time often talked about the need to appoint a priest in order to improve church life.
Father Nikola Stojisavljevic appeared for the first time on the monthly meeting of the Church-School Congregation held on September 13,1953. He remained in Niagara Falls almost 3 years but moved from the area due to health concerns.
On June 3, 1956 another meeting was held in order to decide the appointment of a new priest, Father Ljubomir Stojanovic.
Father Ozren Tucakov was appointed on December 15, 1980. He was in West Germany at that time and the procedure and paper work lasted until June 17, 1981 so that parish did no have a permanent priest all that time. Father Ozren remained in the parish until November 30, 1983.
Father Neil Connaught from the Hamilton Russian Orthodox Church was filling in whenever he was needed as we were waiting for Father Ozren to come from Germany. Father Neil was mentioned for the first time in the minutes record at the meeting held on February 5, 1984. He remained our priest until the arrival of Father Vasilje Tomic.
Father Dejan Obradovic was appointed as a parish priest of January 1, 2000. The following day on Sunday January 2, 2000, his grace Bishop Georgije, together with Father Dejan, officiated Holy Liturgy in the St. George Serbian Orthodox Church in Niagara Falls and for the first time introduced Father Dejan to Niagara parishioners and wished him well in his future work.