Rev. Fr. Ghevond Ajamian
St. Sarkis Armenian Church
Fr. Ghevond was born on February 28, 1984, in Akron, OH. He was baptized at the Church of the Holy Martyrs in Bayside, NY, with the christened name Justin Avedis.
In 2002, he graduated from Waldwick High School in Waldwick, NJ, and attended Seton Hall University and Ramapo College of New Jersey, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history.
After graduating college, Fr. Ghevond enrolled at St. Nersess Armenian Seminary and St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary in 2006. He received his Master in Divinity in 2010 and was ordained as a deacon shortly after his seminary graduation. He was then assigned to St. David’s Armenian Church in Boca Raton, FL, as a pastoral intern assisting then-pastor Very Rev. Fr. Nareg Berberian.
In March 2011, Fr. Ghevond traveled to Jerusalem where he studied for six months, learning Armenian, liturgics, hymnology, patristics, theology and Classical Armenian. Upon his return to the United States in October 2011, he was assigned as Deacon-in-Charge of the St. Sarkis Armenian Church in Carrollton, TX, in the Dallas Metroplex region.
He was ordained to the priesthood on August 25, 2013 at St. Sarkis Armenian Church and continues to serve as the parish’s pastor today.
Fr. Ghevond is married to Yn. Hasmik and has a daughter, Noelle Srbouhi.