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Daniel Albarian
Lead Pastor
Pastor Daniel Albarian was born in Lebanon and is married to Suzy for good many years and has 2 sons and 1 daughter. In 1975 he immigrated to Canada and after receiving his Bachelor's degree from York University in Toronto, moved with his wife Suzy to Pasadena where he attended Fuller Theological Seminary graduating with M.Div. In 1985 he received his first call to pastor at the Armenian Evangelical Church of New York. He then became associate Pastor of Immanuel Armenian Congregational Church in Downey, CA. He has been the founding pastor of the Armenian Christian Fellowship of Orange County. In 1998 he received a call from the Lord to pastor Christian Outreach for Armenians Church.
Hambardzum Kirakosyan
Parish Pastor
Hambardzum Kirakosyan was born in Armenian city of Kirovakan (Vanadzor). He graduated from Yerevan State University getting his Master’s degree in applied mathematics. He worked in different research institutes as a scientific engineer. In 1983 he experienced God’s supernatural intervention in his life and became a born-again Christian. He joined an Evangelical Church in Vanadzor soon after and started living his life for Christ. He attended and completed several Theological seminars and started to serve as a Deacon until he was ordained a Pastor in 1998. Hambardzum graduated from Assembly of God Theological University and got a Bachelor’s degree in 2005. He continued serving in the church as a Pastor until 2011, when he moved to the United States with his family. He continues to be a devoted man of God and serve the people in need. Since 2014, Hambardzum has been serving as a Parish Pastor at COA church in Glendale, CA. He leads home Bible studies; visitations, and spiritual advisory. He is married to Varduhi and they have three daughters and two grandchildren. They are all in faith and serve the Lord.
Artur Asaduriyan
Associate Pastor
Artur Asaduriyan is the Associate Pastor at COAC, which included the English Service and Educational Ministries. He became a Christian at the age of 17 in the summer of 2003. Artur had a desire to see people come to know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. He also desires to see people well established in the faith in order for them to know what they believe and have a response to those who might question them about their beliefs. Artur has a BA degree in Biblical Studies from Life Pacific College with a minor in Education and a Masters degree in Philosophy of Religion and Ethics from Talbot School of Theology. He currently resides in Glendale, CA with his wife Araz children Avetis and Nairi.
Haig Shishmanian
Youth + Missions Pastor
Haig was born and raised in Allendale, New Jersey by parents who loved Christ with all their hearts, though he didn’t have a personal walk of ‘his own’ until age 18. He was discipled by Prof. Varoujan Mazmanian and served in college ministry for four years as he studied Mathematics at Stevens Institute of Technology. He went on to work and study as a graduate student toward an MA in International Relations in Ankara, Turkey, independently studying and working toward inter-ethnic reconciliation from a Christian worldview, and was beginning a PhD in Political Science at the University of Maryland when the Lord ‘reminded’ him of his calling (which he’d been aware of since age 14) to enter full-time pastoral ministry. During a very tragic but spiritually rich year, he left his dreams of becoming a professor and began asking the Lord where He’d send him. He was called to serve as pastor of youth, missions, and discipleship at COA Church in Glendale, CA in the spring of 2016, and moved there in the end of July. By the grace of God, he has been growing in his ministry role over the last 6 months as well as his security in his identity as a child of God. He is a huge, long-time fan of P.O.D. and is engaged to the love of his life, Natalie.
Ani Kassabian
Children's Ministry Director
Ani Kassabian has been attending COAC for over 15 years, and has been involved in ministry in some capacity for over 10. She came to know the Lord at the age of 15, after growing up in the church for most of her life. Since then, God has taken her on a journey of ups and downs, and has been faithful to His promises every step of the way. With a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies from Life Pacific College, Ani has a passion to study the Word and teach others about its rich truths. Currently, God has placed this desire specifically for the youngest among us - the children. As the Children's Ministry Director, she hopes to see kids of all ages come to a deeper understanding of who God is, and surrender their life to Him at a young age. Ani lives in Glendale, CA with her husband Sako, and two sons, James and Elijah.
Hagop Haroutunian
Administrative Minister
Hagop was born in Baghdad, Iraq. He moved to LA in 1985 at 15 and lives in Glendale with his wife, Sylvia. While at Glendale High School, he received Christ. After his Bachelor's degree in psychology, Hagop worked for 10 years as a Mental Health Counselor. As of May 2013, he became the Parish & Administrative Minister for COAC; he oversee the young couples’ ministry and provides counseling for married couples and families on a needed basis. Hagop is currently enrolled with Fuller Theological Seminary and working on completing his Masters of Divinity.
Bertha Topalian
Secretary
I was born in Yerevan, Armenia and am honored to have served at COAC for the past 12 years. It has been my joy to serve the community with resources to accommodate their needs in regards to church services. I love helping our callers with the variety of questions they have, praying with them and welcoming them to our church. I've been married to my wonderful husband Vasken for 28 years and have two daughters with two wonderful grandsons and a granddaughter on the way! I look forward to hearing more from our community and serving you in any way that I can.