Community of Tampa | St. Pete | Florida

St Hagop Armenian Church has been blessed with committed and faithful leaders who have acted as stewards over our church over the years. Meet the people who have served the Lord and our church gladly in the past until today in the profiles below.

Chris Sassouni

Chris Sassouni has been part of the St. Hagop Community for 6 ½ years and served 3 terms on the council from 2009-2014 as the treasurer of the parish council. He earned undergraduate and doctoral degrees from the University of Pittsburgh and an MBA from the University of North Carolina.  Chris also earned a certificate…

Chuck Begian

Chuck Begian is originally from Detroit, MI. He has been living in Tampa Bay since 1993, and has been involved with St. Hagop since 2001 serving on the parish council as Treasurer and Assistant Treasurer and on various committees. He holds two degrees in Computer Science (BS from the University of Michigan, MS from Johns…

Karen Minassian

Karen has been a part of the St. Hagop Armenian Church since 1999 and an active member since 2003.  During this period she has chaired the Women’s Guild and served two terms on the parish council as member and secretary.  As the owner of her own business Home Service Interiors she has contributed to decisions…

Rev. Fr. Nersess Jebejian

Rev. Fr. Nersess Jebejian was born in Aleppo, Syria, on December 17, 1934. Upon his arrival in the United States, he studied at the Episcopal Theological Seminary and received a bachelor’s degree in 1958, a master’s degree in 1961, and a diploma in Ecumenical Science in 1966. Fr. Nersess was ordained to the holy priesthood…

Visiting Clergy/Dignitaries

Since the inception of our organized community, the following clergy celebrated Badarak or visited our parish: His Holiness Karekin II, Catholicos of all Armenians His Beatitude Abp. Torkom Manoogian His Beatitude Abp. Shnork Kaloustian (OBM) His Eminence Abp. Khajag Barsamian His Eminence Abp. Sion Manoogian (OBM) His Eminence Abp. Yeghishe Gizirian His Grace Bp. Haigazoun…

St. Hagop’s Stewards

With Special Gratitude For The Dedicated Stewards of Our Church…  “As for you, brothers, do not grow weary in doing good” –2 Thess. 3 While only God knows the seen and unseen offerings of the hundreds of people who have given their time and treasure to St. Hagop over the decades; we would like to acknowledge individuals and…

In Lieu of Flowers Donations

In lieu of flowers donations to St. Hagop Armenian Church in memory of loved ones is a fitting way to honor those who nurtured and sustained our beloved church.  All donations are gratefully received and acknowledged.  May the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace. Just click the image to make a secure donation online…