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 by Archbishop Tiran Nersoyan in October 1969, at the Holy Cross Church of Armenia of New York, NY.
Fr. Nersess has served in several parishes throughout the Eastern Diocese. He was very instrumental in organizing the Armenian Churches of Texas in Houston and Dallas. From 1994 to 1997, he served as the coordinator of mission parishes for the Diocese. Fr. Nersess recently took up the task of organizing and building a new sanctuary for what would become St. Hagop Armenian Church in Pinellas Park, FL, as well as serving as coordinator for Armenian mission parishes in the southern part of Florida.
Fr. Nersess has served at a number of parishes, including St. Hagop Church in Pinellas Park, FL, from 2000 to 2006; mission parishes in Florida, Texas, Missouri, and Louisiana from 2000 to the present; St. Sarkis Church in Carrollton, TX, from 1998 to 2000; St. Kevork Church of Houston from 1983 to 1994; The Armenian Church of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, from 1982 to 1983; St John the Baptist Church in Springfield, MA, from 1969 to 1980; St John's Church in Southfield, MI, from 1966 to 1969; St. George Church in Waukegan, IL, from 1965 to 1966; and the Armenian Church of Cleveland, from 1961 to 1964.
Fr. Nersess and his wife, Aurora, are blessed with two children. Rena and the Very Rev. Fr. Aren Jebejian who serves as the pastor of St. John’s Church in Southfield, MI.