Rev. Hendrik Shanazarian is a graduate of the Near East School of Theology (Beirut, Lebanon). He received his Bachelor of Art Degree in Clinical Psychology in Tehran in 1989. Before moving to USA in 2007, he served within the Evangelical community in Iran for more than twenty years as a youth leader, Bible teacher and preacher and later as an ordained minister. For seven years as the executive director of the Synod of Evangelical Churches in Iran, he represented the Synod in different international church and mission organizations.
Since his arrival to USA he has served in different capacities within our Armenian Evangelical community. He has also served on the board of AEUNA. At present he serves as the chair of the Ministry committee of the Union. In Feb. 2016 he joined UACC as the interim associate pastor. He and his wife Mariet live in Burbank, together with their two children, Anna and Tadeh. He likes reading, enjoys sports and gardening and carpentry. He prayerfully tries to follow Galatians 6:10.