*Note to donors for Apologetics Training

Please note the word “Apologetics Training” on your donation under “Special Instructions” to ensure your donation is directed to Mr. Asaduriyan’s account.

ARDA has partnered with Artur Asaduriyan, a well known Armenian Apologist and educator. Artur and his wife Araz have decided to move their family (including their infant son – Vahagn, 2 year old daughter – Nairi, and 4 year old son – Avetis) to Armenia in February of 2019 for a minimum one year commitment to train people in Christian Apologetics and for Araz to teach English classes. 

Mr. Asaduriyan’s Background:  Artur was born in Echmiadzin, Armenia and moved to Glendale, CA in 1995 at 11 years old. He came to Christ in 2003 and has been serving as a full-time pastor since 2010. Artur has a B.A. in Biblical Studies from Life Pacific College and an M.A. in Philosophy from Talbot School of Theology. His passion is to equip people with the necessary tools to articulate and defend the Christian worldview, that they may know and be able to express what they believe and why they believe it.

Mrs. Asaduriyan’s Background: Araz was born in Tehran, Iran and moved to the States in 2001. She became a born again believer at the age of 10 and has been serving and learning ever since. She has a B.A. degree in Liberal Studies with a multiple subject credentials from California State University and an M.A. in TESOL from Azusa Pacific University. She started teaching ESL at ELS in La Verne University and in 2012 she won the “ELS Teacher of the Year Award”.  In 2014 she started teaching for Glendale Community College Non-Credit ESL department and has been teaching there since. She loves teaching and serving people wherever the need.

Scope of work in Armenia:  Working towards the vision of founding an apologetics training center which would equip people from Armenia and surrounding regions in apologetics, to hold seminars and public events addressing popular questions and concerns regarding Christianity, and to connect non-Armenian scholars with translators in Armenia to create easier access to scholarly works in Christian apologetics.

A personal note from Artur and Araz: “We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for partnering with us to accomplish the vision that God has placed on our hearts!”

 

*Note to donors for Apologetics Training and Mr. Asaduriyan

Please note the word “Apologetics Training” on your donation under “Special Instructions” to ensure your donation is directed to Mr. Asaduriyan’s account.