Rev. Dikran Youmshakian Named Pastor of Bible Church

HACKENSACK, N.J.—The Board of Elders of the Armenian Bible Church of Hackesnack announced the appointment of Rev. Dikran Youmshakian as pastor as of Aug. 1. An installation service will be held on Sun., Sept. 18, at 12:30 p.m., and will be followed by a reception at the church hall. The installation service will be officiated by Rev. Thomas W. Keinath, D.Min, the senior pastor of Calvary Temple of Wayne, N.J., who will also give the sermon that day.

Pastor Dikran is a graduate of New Brunswick Theological Seminary with a master’s degree in theological studies. For 26 years he has served the Armenian Missionary Association of America (AMAA) as administrator and field director. He has traveled extensively and preached the Word of God in various churches in the U.S. and abroad. Since January 2011, he has served Dorcas Aid America (DorAid) as its executive director. DorAid is the newly established partner of Dorcas Aid International, a Christian relief and development organization serving in 20 countries.

For the last two years, Rev. Dikran served the Armenian Bible Church as a visiting pastor. As its minister, he will be responsible to lead the church and its activities and through the grace of our Lord bring the Gospel of Jesus to all. The Armenian Bible Church is an independent Christian fellowship and has been in existence as a church since 2008. The main purpose of the church is to proclaim the Gospel and support those who had accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior.

The Armenian Bible Church is located on 67 S. Prospect Ave. in Hackensack. It has a lively group of mainly young members and families. Sunday worship services are held at 12:30 p.m. in Armenian with English translation for those who do not speak Armenian. The services are also broadcast on Cable TV on Fridays. The church has a very active Sunday School and a dynamic youth group. Sunday School is held during worship at 12:30. The youth meet on Sundays in the afternoon. All are welcome to join the church.

Armenian Weekly