Mission Statement

The mission of the United Armenian Congregational Church is to bring people to know Jesus Christ as their personal Savior. The church is committed to gathering Christians for the purpose of worship, missions, instruction, spiritual growth, fellowship, training and leadership development.  The focus is on Armenian-Americans, their families and friends in the greater Los Angeles area.

What We Believe

United Armenian Congregational Church (UACC) adheres to the Nicene Creed and the historic 1846 Confession of Faith of the Armenian Evangelical Church.

Statement of Faith

We also hold these Truths:
  • We believe that the 66 books of Holy Scripture as originally given are in their entirety the Word of God verbally inspired and wholly without error in all that they declare and, therefore, are the supreme and final authority of faith and life.
  • We believe in one Triune God — Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  • We believe in the Virgin Birth and the Deity of Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, who is also Son of Man, with two distinct natures in one Person forever.
  • We believe the vicarious substitutionary death of Jesus Christ on the cross made atonement for the sin of the world, efficient for all who repent and believe.
  • We believe that Marriage was ordained by God and has only one meaning, which is: a union, sanctioned by God, which joins one man and one woman in an exclusive relationship, as delineated throughout the Old and New Testaments.
  • We believe in the bodily resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, which ensures the resurrection of all believers who have received God’s gift of eternal life.
  • We believe in the imminent, visible and bodily return of Christ to this earth to set up His kingdom and to judge the world in righteousness.
  • We believe that salvation from everlasting punishment and entrance into a state of fellowship with God are secured only by a personal belief that Christ bore our sins in His own body on the cross and by a definite receiving of Christ, through the Person of the Holy Spirit, into one’s inner being. This is to receive eternal life and to be sealed unto the Day of Redemption.
  • We believe that the church is the body of Christ, a spiritual organism of born again believers who are called to be identified with Christ in baptism and to remember His death in the Lord’s Supper.

Leadership

Pastors & Staff

Rev. Ron TovMassian

Senior Pastor

Rev. Ron Tovmassian is a graduate of Biola University, received his Master of Divinity Degree from Fuller Seminary in 1983 and completed a Doctor of Ministry degree at Talbot School of Theology in 2014. He and his wife Renee live in Valencia, and have three children, Jeremy, Stephen and Lara. Rev. Tovmassian served for 13 years as the Pastor of the Armenian Memorial Church in Watertown, Massachusetts before accepting the call to serve as Senior Pastor at UACC in 1996. A former Board Member, Ministry Committee Chairperson and three time Moderator of the AEUNA, he has also served on the Board of Directors of the AMAA.

Rev. Tovmassian has a long history of service within our Armenian Evangelical community and is the son of the late Rev. Edward S.Tovmassian and Arousiag (Tovmassian) Missirlian. His interests include theater, sports, music, gardening and stamp collecting. He remains in active service throughout the community and prayerfully seeks the Lord’s guidance for His direction and vision for ministry and outreach for the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Email: revron@uacc-church.org

REV. HENDRIK SHANAZARIAN

Interim Associate Pastor

Rev. Hendrik Shanazarian is a graduate of the Near East School of Theology (Beirut, Lebanon). He received his Bachelor of Art Degree in Clinical Psychology in Tehran in 1989. Before moving to USA in 2007, he served within the Evangelical community in Iran for more than twenty years as a youth leader, Bible teacher and preacher and later as an ordained minister. For seven years as the executive director of the Synod of Evangelical Churches in Iran, he represented the Synod in different international church and mission organizations.

Since his arrival to USA he has served in different capacities within our Armenian Evangelical community. He has also served on the board of AEUNA. At present he serves as the chair of the Ministry committee of the Union. In Feb. 2016 he joined UACC as the interim associate pastor. He and his wife Mariet live in Burbank, together with their two children, Anna and Tadeh. He likes reading, enjoys sports and gardening and carpentry. He prayerfully tries to follow Galatians 6:10.

Email: revhendrik@uacc-church.org

PASTOR HARUT KHACHATRYAN

Pastor of CE

Pastor Harut Khachatryan was born in Yerevan, the capital city of Armenia. Growing up in a Christ-centered family, he was taught about the importance of a spiritually purposeful life. In 1997, he and his family relocated to Buenos Aires, Argentina and established themselves there. After finishing his high school education at “San Gregorio El Iluminador” Harut was accepted at “Seminario Biblico de Fe” where he graduated with his Masters of Theology in Pastoral Ministry. His credentials were later transferred and accredited through the Latin University of Theology in the United States.

Always passionate about his musical abilities, he has recorded two audio productions in Armenian and Spanish and continues to serve the community through every opportunity. Along with his wife, Aylin Kadimyan and their two children Joseph and Samuel, Harut has settled in at the United Armenian Congregational Church in Los Angeles, California, having been called to serve as the Pastor of Christian Education. Throughout his life journey Pastor Harut has kept God’s promise to Joshua as his own. In Joshua 1:9 God tells His servant “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord you God is with you wherever you go”.

Email: harut@uacc-church.org

MARIET SHANAZARIAN

Children’s Min. Director

Mariet Shanazarian was born and raised in the Armenian Evangelical church of Iran. She is the daughter of Rev. Tadeos Michaelian. Mariet received her Master of Divinity from Near East School of Theology in Lebanon, and her Ph. D. in Educational Studies from Biola University. She is married to Hendrik Shanazarian and God has blessed them with 2 children Anna (22) and Tadeh (15). Mariet has been involved in the educational ministry of the church for more than 30 years. She enjoys walking, reading, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.

Email: mariet@uacc-church.org

TSOLINE TAJERIAN

Office Administrator

Email: tsoline@uacc-church.org

MARY TRETTER

Secretary

Email: uaccfamily@uacc-church.org
• NATALIE KALDJIAN
Website/Publication Assist.

 

• THOMAS SEKAYAN
Music Director

 

• THEODORA PRIMES
Organist

 

• NICK & VART MAZMANIAN
Custodians
• NUNE KARTALYAN
Section Leader

 

• RAFFI KERBABIAN
Section Leader

 

• ARSHAG CHOOKOORIAN
Section Leader

 

• JULIETTE MISSIRIAN
Section Leader
Board of Trustees

• KEVIN KALDJIAN (‘18) Chair

•MICHAEL CHURUKIAN (‘18) Vice Chair

• ALICE ALTOON (‘17)

• SAMIR EKMEKJI (‘17)

• DINA TILKIAN PHILLIPS (‘17)

• MARTIN ESKIJIAN (’18)

• PAULINE ANDONIAN (‘19)

• GENIE BERBERIAN (‘19)

• YOGI KRIKORIAN (‘19)

Board of Deacons

• HAROLD GLIDEWELL (‘17) Chair

• ANN K. SARAFIAN (’18) Vice Chair

• ANI ANDRIASSIAN (‘17)

• MARINA BARSUMIAN (‘17)

• CATHERINE KOUNDAKJIAN (‘18)

• IVAN SHNORHOKIAN (‘18)

• JANE COLLETTI (‘19)

• RITA BERJIKLY (‘19)

• KOHAR MOURADIAN (‘19)

Board of Christian Education

• MICHAEL SURMEIAN (‘19) Chair

• JOSEPH SARAFIAN (‘17) Vice Chair

• TERRELL PERFITT (‘17)

• EFFIE ESKIJIAN (‘18)

• ERIKA LEVONIAN (’18)

• GEORGE PHILLIPS, JR. (‘18)

• MAYDA BUCHAK (‘19)

• ARDEM TAJERIAN (’19)