Meet the Ministers

George Hajali, Minister

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  • Wife: Mariette Hajali
  • Bio: George Hajali was born and raised in the Republic of Lebanon from Greek parents. He is married to Mariette Hajali and they have 3 children and 4 grandchildren. He has been a member of the Church since 1965. George preached in Lebanon for several years prior to immigrating to the United States. He graduated from the Sunset School of Preaching in 1978. He holds a Bachelors degree in European Studies and Religion from Merrimack College (Andover, MA) and a Masters degree from Fletcher School of Law and diplomacy (Medford, MA) - Tufts/Harvard University Programs.
  • George served as a minister for the Lawrence Church of Christ from 1978 to 1988 along with John Kurpiel, Reagan Wilson, and Duane Bender. He presented the first Arabic religious radio program in the Boston area for nearly 10 years. He also translated various Church publications, correspondence courses and periodicals. Currently, George is the co-minister at the Lawrence Church of Christ.
  • He believes highly in "scripturally and spiritually sound teaching and preaching of the Gospel."

John Kurpiel, Minister

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  • Wife: Gladys Kurpiel
  • Bio: John Kurpiel has been the minister of the Lawrence Church of Christ since 1979. He preached in many of the area congregations and he is involved in many evangelistic campaigns. Fervently working along side John Kurpiel is his faithful wife, Gladys Kurpiel. They have 5 children and 6 grandchildren.
  • John was one of the founding leaders of the Annual New England Lectureship. Along with his wife, John traveled multiple times to the Dominican Republic where he was given the opportunity to preach. In 2011, John traveled to Haiti after the devastating earthquake that shattered the country. During his stay, he was able to lend a helping hand to the people of Haiti and given the opportunity to preach at the local churches of Christ.
  • John has been involved in the Spanish ministry at the Lawrence Church of Christ for over 15 years. He is presently working with the Brazilian community along with some of the new converts. John and Gladys remain busy with in-home Bible studies and serving their brethren.