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Pastoral Staff

 

Rev. Vatche Ekmekjian
Pastor

    Badveli Vatche was born in 1970, Aleppo, Syria in a Christian family that believed and practiced the values and teachings of the Bible. His first Christian formation was at the Vartanantz Elementary School in his neighborhood, which was run by the Order of the Armenian Jesuit Fathers. In 1988 he graduated from Karen Eppe Armenian High School and in the same year was accepted into Haigazian University College, Beirut where he completed his BA in Psychology and graduated in 1995. The Near East School of Theology (NEST) in Beirut, Lebanon and the M.Div program was his next academic milestone, where his theological formation was achieved and he was prepared for pastoral ministry.

    Having completed his studies in 1997, his first field of service was in the Armenian Evangelical Churches of Kessab (est. 1852) and Kaladouran (est. 1873) for five years. From 2002-2004 he served as the junior high and college youth worker in the Armenian Evangelical Churches of Syria. And in 2004 he assumed the pastoral position of the Armenian Evangelical Church of the Martyrs', Aleppo (est. 1931) to the time when together with his family he moved to LA and assumed the ministerial position at IACC.

    Badveli Vatche has been married to Lena Kacherian (BA in Christian Education, HU and NEST) since 1997 and their family is blessed with three children, Ari (12), Hrag (7) and Narod (3 and six months). They live in Pasadena.

 
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