Pastors & Staff

Rev. Hovhannes (Hovik) Haladjian

Senior Pastor

Hovhannes Halladjian (Pastor Hovik) has now been serving as associate pastor at PACN since February 2023. His pastoral journey began in September 1999 as the founding senior pastor at Armenian Brotherhood Evangelical Church in Yerevan,  Armenia where he served for 24 years. . He has been ministering for over 37 years on the gospel field for Jesus Christ. He has traveled the world preaching and teaching about the love of Jesus Christ. He remains steadfast in his quest to “develop dynamic disciples." He is recognized as a catalyst to help individuals develop into lifelong Christian disciples who follow the Lord.

Fun Fact: He has been married to his lovely wife Shake for 25 years; together they have 2 adult children and 1 grandchild.

Rev. Paul Doctorian

Senior Pastor

Pastor Paul Doctorian has been serving as  a pastor for PACN's for over 31 years now. He is an ordained pastor of the Church of the Nazarene and attended seminary at Emmanuel Bible College. He is also a talented musician and singer - leading our Sunday morning service worship team through piano and voice.

Fun fact: He's written and arranged multiple Armenian worship songs including the well-known "Heesous Miyayn."

Rev. Dr. Jonathan Doctorian, Ph.D., M.Div.

Associate Pastor

Dr. Doctorian has been serving as associate pastor at PACN since 2009. Growing up in the church, Dr. Doctorian desires to present the gospel in a pragmatic way further edifying the value of living a life that imitates Christ. Dr. Doctorian is passionate about preaching, teaching, and training new leaders. He employs a socratic method in education that becomes apparent even in common interactions with him. Happily married since 2008, Dr. Doctorian raises two rambunctious children with his better half.

Fun Fact: Dr. Doctorian is currently in the process of becoming a licensed clinical psychologist. His favorite foods are soups, salads, and burritos.

Rev. Nerses Boyadjian, M.Div., MPA.

Associate Pastor

Rev. Nerses Boyadjian received his Bachelor’s of Art in Biblical Studies from Emmanuel Bible College, Master’s of Divinity in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary, a diploma in Armenology from Los Angeles–based Mekhitarian Educational Foundation, a branch of the Mekhitarists of Venice, Italy and the Master in Public Administration from California State University, Northridge. Rev. Boyadjian founded the theological chair in Mashdots College where he taught Biblical studies courses. He also was a professor at Emmanuel Bible College. Rev. Boyadjian published “The Appointments of God,” an extensive study of the seven feasts of Pentateuch. Rev. Boyadjian was ordained by the Church of the Nazarene  in 2008. He has led the couples group in PACN, Wednesday night Bible Studies and Sunday School class for adults.

Rev. Paul Ekmekjian, M.Div.

Associate Pastor and Treasurer

Pastor Paul Ekmekjian received his Master of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary in 2004. He immediately started to serve PACN in many capacities and has done so now for over 20 years. He has been a Youth Leader, Sunday School teacher, Missions Director, Associate Pastor, and currently the Treasurer.

Fun Fact: Paul has been a San Francisco 49ers season ticket holder since 2006! 

Takouhi Doctorian

Sunday School Coordinator (SDMI)

Takouhi Doctorian has been serving as PACN's Sunday School coordinator for over 25 years now. PACN is unique in that it does not limit Sunday School to just kids. There are classes for people of all ages young and old. Takouhi year-after-year has been successful in finding curriculum catered to these different classes. Not only was she the coordinator of Sunday School, but she would also be a lead teacher for students! 

English Service Leaders

Rev. Jonathan Doctorian

Speaker and Coordinator
Pastor Jonathan Doctorian is excited to spearhead the English Service here at PACN. He is looking forward  to spark and foster discussions stemming from the topics of his sermons. He is excited to share all that he has learned and explored about the Bible through his time in Seminary. 

Noelle Doctorian

Music Director
Noelle Doctorian brings over 10 years of worship ministry and choir experience. She started her experience  here at PACN playing piano and singing while in high school and  has led worship at her alma mater Point Loma Nazarene University as well as numerous Camp Arev camp events.  

Joshua Babikian

Joshua Babikian steps into the role of Steward after having served PACN in numerous roles. For the past year, he has been a Youth Leader leading our students to Christ through our Friday Night Youth Nights as well as many events.