staff at abbc

  • rev. Joseph Matossian

    I have had the honor, in the past, of serving the Armenian Brotherhood Bible Church of Pasadena for 23 years (1971-1994).  After serving other churches and the Armenian Evangelical Union, the board asked me to serve the church again on an interim basis.  It is a great privilege to do so.

    I am a graduate of Azusa Pacific University and the California School of Theology.  In addition to my 23 years of service at ABBC, I have been an assistant minister of the Armenian Evangelical Brethren Church, youth minister at the United Armenian Congregational Church (Hollywood), Senior Pastor of Immanuel Armenian Congregational Church (Downey), and I served for a decade as Minister to the Armenian Evangelical Union of North America (AEUNA).

    Together with my wife (Suzie) of 50 years, we have four grown sons, four wonderful daughters-in-law, and seven grandchildren with one more on the way.  God has been faithful.


    By the grace of God, Vache Sevajian started his ministry at ABBC on August 1, 2017 as the youth/sports ministries pastor. Vache has been a member of ABBC since 2003, attending with his family since his youth. He did his ministry internship at ABBC Pasadena while getting his Master of Divinity. Upon graduation, he served in several churches in different capacities, but the Lord brought him back here in 2017. Vache has a B.A. from UCLA in Political Science and a Master of Divinity from Talbot School of Theology.

  • gilbert hovsepian

    Gilbert Hovsepian Worship Ministry Director Born on August 4, 1976 in Iran, I grew up in a house filled with love, encouragement, and opportunities. With my father as the Superintendent of Iranian Assemblies of God churches, I was raised in a strong church and worship based life style. This led me to find Christ at a young age as well as learn to play the piano. Though in January of 1994 my father was murdered by the Persian extremists in Iran, I grew to love and forgive them through the powerful work of God, and I became more eager to share the gospel of Jesus Christ to that same nation through satellite. God has brought forgiveness and peace into my life; he has also given me a beautiful wife and two little girls. I love to worship him not only because of what he has done for me, but mainly because of, who He is. 


If you have any questions about the ministries at ABBC, here are the people to talk to...


Zareh Astourian (chairman)

Sako Abadjian

Diran Bahadourian

Mardiros Baroutjian

Aram Davidian

Koko DerGarabedian

Abraham Haleblian


Hovan Sarkissian (chairman)

Garo Mansourian

Luther Sevajian

Gary Demerjian

Children's Ministry : Vatche & Katia Euredjian

Jr High & High School Ministry : Vache Sevajian

The Early Adult Ministry : Ara Astourian

Sister's Ministry : Hasmig Haleblian