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Армянская Миссионерская Ассоциация Америки
Armenian Missionary Association of America
Дата основания: 1920
Руководитель: Father Movses Janbazian
Адрес: 31 West Century Road Paramus, NJ 07652 USAArmenian Missionary Association
Телефон/Факс: (1 201) 265 2607 Fax: (1 201) 265 6015
Ссылки: http://www.amaa.org; http://www.amaa.org/at%20a%20glance.htm http://www.armeniapedia.org/index.php?title=Armenian_Missionary_Association_of_America

The Armenian Missionary Association of America (AMAA) is a non-profit charitable organization serving as the missionary arm of the Armenian Evangelical churches worldwide.

The AMAA was founded in 1918 in Worcester, MA and incorporated in 1920 in the state of New York.

The purpose of the AMAA as defined in Article III of its bylaws is:

"The AMAA shall have at heart the religious cultivation, spiritual growth and development of the Armenian people, enabling them to stand firmly in their Christian faith, to devote themselves to Christian mission and to uphold the following purposes as the basis of all the activities of the Association:

"a. To act as an Armenian Evangelical (Protestant) missionary organization within the family of the Armenian Evangelical reform movement and the universal Church of Jesus Christ.

"b. To encourage by all means the missionary interests of and religious educational, literary and philanthropic work of Armenian Evangelical (Protestant) Churches, Unions, organizations and individuals throughout the world.

"c. To promote fellowship among the Armenian Evangelical churches and the Armenian Evangelical-Protestant people throughout the world.

"d. To do everything necessary or incident for the accomplishment of any or all of the foregoing purposes, including the establishment and management of trust funds and the acquisition of bequests, consistent with the law and with the principles of Evangelical Christianity."

To fulfill this worldwide mission, the AMAA operates and/or supports a range of educational, evangelism, relief, community development, social service, health care, church, child care and other ministries in the following countries: Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Georgia, Greece, Iran, Karabagh, Lebanon, Mozambique, Syria, Turkey, United States of America, Uruguay.

The AMAA is governed by an elected Board of Directors composed of twenty-seven unpaid members. Moderators of the Armenian Evangelical Unions of France, Near East and North America are Honorary Vice Presidents, serving as Ex Officio members on the Board of Directors. The AMAA's committees are composed of qualified, unpaid volunteers.

The AMAA cooperates with Armenian and non-Armenian mission and service organizations, such as The Stephen Philibosian Foundation, the Telfeyan Evangelical Fund, The Armenian Theological Student Aid, the United Church Board for World Ministries, the Church World Service and Witness Unit of the National Council of Churches of Christ-USA, the Jinishian Memorial Program of the Presbyterian Church-USA, the German and Swiss Hilfsbund Mission, Action Chretienne En Orient - France, Service d'Entraide et de Liaison - France, the United Armenian Fund, Armenia Fund - USA, and other colleague agencies.

The AMAA is headquartered in Paramus, New Jersey, since 1972. It has support offices in California at 13330 Riverside Drive, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423; and in Armenia at Nigol Douman Street 22, Yerevan, Armenia.

The AMAA has branches functioning as chapters or mission committees of local churches in the United States and abroad. It also has District Committees or affiliates serving as regional Armenian Missionary Associations in Argentina, Brasil, Canada, Iran and Uruguay.

A paid Executive Director with paid office staff administers the life and work of the Association. Administrative and overhead costs are kept low.


AMAA At A Glance

The Armenian Missionary Association of America (AMAA) is a non-profit charitable organization serving as the missionary arm of the Armenian Evangelical churches worldwide.

The AMAA was founded in 1918 in Worcester, MA and incorporated in 1920 in the state of New York.

The purpose of the AMAA as defined in Article III of its bylaws is:

"The AMAA shall have at heart the religious cultivation, spiritual growth and development of the Armenian people, enabling them to stand firmly in their Christian faith, to devote themselves to Christian mission and to uphold the following purposes as the basis of all the activities of the Association:

"a. To act as an Armenian Evangelical (Protestant) missionary organization within the family of the Armenian Evangelical reform movement and the universal Church of Jesus Christ.

"b. To encourage by all means the missionary interests of and religious educational, literary and philanthropic work of Armenian Evangelical (Protestant) Churches, Unions, organizations and individuals throughout the world.

"c. To promote fellowship among the Armenian Evangelical churches and the Armenian Evangelical-Protestant people throughout the world.

"d. To do everything necessary or incident for the accomplishment of any or all of the foregoing purposes, including the establishment and management of trust funds and the acquisition of bequests, consistent with the law and with the principles of Evangelical Christianity."

To fulfill this worldwide mission, the AMAA operates and/or supports a range of educational, evangelism, relief, community development, social service, health care, church, child care and other ministries in the following countries: Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Georgia, Greece, Iran, Karabagh, Lebanon, Mozambique, Syria, Turkey, United States of America, Uruguay.

The AMAA is governed by an elected Board of Directors composed of twenty-seven unpaid members. Moderators of the Armenian Evangelical Unions of France, Near East and North America are Honorary Vice Presidents, serving as Ex Officio members on the Board of Directors. The AMAA's committees are composed of qualified, unpaid volunteers.

The AMAA cooperates with Armenian and non-Armenian mission and service organizations, such as The Stephen Philibosian Foundation, the Telfeyan Evangelical Fund, The Armenian Theological Student Aid, the United Church Board for World Ministries, the Church World Service and Witness Unit of the National Council of Churches of Christ-USA, the Jinishian Memorial Program of the Presbyterian Church-USA, the German and Swiss Hilfsbund Mission, Action Chretienne En Orient - France, Service d'Entraide et de Liaison - France, the United Armenian Fund, Armenia Fund - USA, and other colleague agencies.

The AMAA is headquartered in Paramus, New Jersey, since 1972. It has support offices in California at 13330 Riverside Drive, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423; and in Armenia at Nigol Douman Street 22, Yerevan, Armenia.

The AMAA has branches functioning as chapters or mission committees of local churches in the United States and abroad. It also has District Committees or affiliates serving as regional Armenian Missionary Associations in Argentina, Brasil, Canada, Iran and Uruguay.

A paid Executive Director with paid office staff administers the life and work of the Association. Administrative and overhead costs are kept low.


AMAA Historical Data

INCORPORATORS OF THE AMAA - October 21, 1920 Vahan S. Babasinian Minas S. Kondazian Antranig A. Bedikian Armenag Mahjoubian Kapriel Bedrosian John Mushekian Haroutune M. Dadourian Garabed T. Pushman Hagop M. Depoyan Dikran M. Sarkisian Dikran B. Donchyan John G. Telfeyan Aram G. Hejinian Haig Y. Yardumian Milton B. Ignatius

PRESIDENTS John G. Telfeyan 1919-1924 (June) Garabed T. Pushman 1924-1936 Rev. A. H. Hartunian 1936-1938 Rev. A. B. Shmavonian 1938-1940 Rev. H. G. Benneyan 1940-1941 K. Gabriel 1941-1942 Rev. H. G. Benneyan (Sept. 14) 1942-1944 (July 10) Dr. N. I. Ishkanyan (Oct. 25) 1944-1946 (Sept.) Rev. S. M. Rejebian (Oct. 14) 1946-1948 (Sept. 22) Dr. Y. H. Hadidian (Sept. 22) 1948-1949 (Sept. 14) Martin F. Hatch, Esq. (Sept. 15) 1949-1952 (June 28) Dr. J. H. Hekimian (June 28) 1952-1955 (July 13) Martin F. Hatch, Esq. (July 13) 1955-1956 (Sept. 12) G. Mooradkanian, Esq. (Sept. 12) 1956-1958 Dr. J. H. Hekimian 1958-1959 Haig Solakian, Ph.D. 1959-1960 Rev. Dr. D. Y. Kassouny (Nov. 12) 1960-1962 Haig Solakian, Ph.D. 1962-1964 John H. Keyishian 1964-1966 Vahe S. Roubian, D.D.S. 1966-1968 Nazar Y. Daghlian 1968-1971 George Philibosian 1971-1974 Edward M. Kavjian, M.D. 1974-1975 John Keuhnelian, M.D. 1975-1976 Archie Cherkezian 1976-1978 Samuel Hekemian 1978-1980 George Philibosian 1980-1982 George Bezirganian, M.D. 1982-1984 Nazar Y. Daghlian 1984-1987 George Bezirganian, M.D. 1987-1988 H. Philip Hovnanian, Ph.D. 1988-1990 Edward Janjigian 1990-1993 Albert Momjian, Esq. 1993-1997 Andrew Torigian 1997-

TREASURERS John Mushekian 1919-1924 John G. Telfeyan 1924-1925 John Mushekian 1925-1932 Albert Telfeyan 1932-1942 Haroutune Nergararian 1942-1947 Martin F. Hatch, Esq. 1948-1949 Stephen Philibosian 1949-1957 Harry A. Kuljian 1958-1960 Garabed H. Keuhnelian 1960-1966 Edward Janjigian 1966-1968 Robert Hekemian 1968-1970 George Philibosian 1970-1971 Archie Cherkezian 1971-1976 Samuel Hekemian 1976-1978 Edward Janjigian 1978-1984 Aram Minnetian 1984-1995 Andrew Torigian 1995-1997 Vahram Aynilian 1997-1999 Aram Robert Minnetian 1999-

ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTORS Dikran Youmshakian 2001-

EXECUTIVE SECRETARIES Rev. M. T. Kalaidjian 1919-1921 Rev. A. A. Bedikian 1921-1928 Rev. M. G. Papazian 1928-1929 Rev. A. A. Bedikian 1929-1930 Rev. Dr. Y. H. Hadidian 1930-1934 Rev. N. Bekian 1935-1943 Rev. A. A. Bedikian 1943-1946 Rev. P. H. Kalfayan 1946-1959 (May 26) Rev. E. S. Tovmassian (Oct. 21) 1959-1968 Steven Mardiguian(Acting) (Sept. 11) 1968 (Dec. 11) Rev. G. H. Chopourian, Ph.D. (Jan. 1) 1969-1975

EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS Rev. Giragos H. Chopourian, Ph.D. 1976-1987 Rev. Movses B. Janbazian (Aug 1) 1987-2000 (Sept. 25) Andrew Torigian (Acting) (Sept. 26) 2000-2001 (March 31) Rev. Jirair Sogomian (April 1) 2001-2003 (Aug. 9) Andrew Toriginian (Acting) (Aug. 9) 2003 Rev. Peter Doghramji, PH.D. 2004 (Jan.-Aug.) Andrew Torigian (Aug.) 2004-