Armenian Presbyterian Church to Hold ‘A Night in Armenia’

First Armenian Presbyterian Church

FRESNO—California’s oldest Armenian Congregation will hold a special missions night to receive up-to-the-minute reports on current conditions in the Republic of Armenia.

The First Armenian Presbyterian Church of Fresno will observe “A Night in Armenia” at 6:15 p.m. on Tuesday, September 2. The gathering will take place on the Church Campus, 430 South First Street at Huntington Boulevard.

The event is open to the public and a light dinner will be served. Reservations information is available by calling (559) 237-6638 or e-mailing

Guests will hear first-hand reports from Central California residents and international visitors who have served in the Republic of Armenia in recent months. Jacob M. Khushigian, M.D., an emergency room physician in Tulare County, will speak on medical missions work in the region of Yerevan. FAPC Elder Paul Koligian and Associate Pastor Mike Mekredijian will report on their camping ministry to youth, young adults, and couples in the Southern Caucasus. Four international visitors from the regional staff of Young Life Armenia will describe their ministry to thousands of street children and social orphans at a camp in the majestic Bambak Mountain Range.

Reverend Gregory V. Haroutunian is the Senior Pastor of the Congregation,

Reverend Mekredijian is the Associate Pastor, and Reverend Philp C. Garo, Jr. is the Associate Pastor for Christian Education. Larry Shapazian is the Chair of the Committee on Missions.


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