Meet the Pastor
Rev. Calvin Sagherian
Pastor Calvin was born and raised in Beirut, Lebanon, the son of Rev. and Mrs. Hagop Sagherian. He immigrated to Canada at the start of the civil war in Lebanon where he continued his education at the University of Toronto. There, Pastor Calvin was very active in the youth ministry of the Armenian Evangelical Church of Toronto, where he received his calling into full time ministry. He continued his education at Talbot School of Theology in Southern California while serving as an intern at Lake Avenue Church in Pasadena. It was there that he met his wife, Janine.
Pastor Calvin then received his call to serve as the assistant pastor at Pilgrim Armenian Congregational Church in Fresno, California. Seven years later, God called the Sagherians with their two children, James and Emily, to Lebanon to serve as the Campus Minister of Haigazian University. They moved once again with their third child, John, in the year 2000 to Pasadena to pastor the Armenian Brotherhood Bible Church where they served for sixteen years. Since January 2018, Rev. Sagherian made himself available to serve as the Interim Pastor at Calvary Armenian Congregational Church. By the end of the year, it was clear that God had longer term plans for them in San Francisco, and opened the door for Rev. Calvin and Janine to serve at Calvary in the Lead Pastor role.
Rev. Calvin has a passion for meeting with God daily and teaching His Word. He also has an enthusiasm for discipleship and building relationships with people in order to encourage them in all walks of their spiritual journey. A perfect day for Pastor Calvin would include coffee with his wife, a competitive game of tennis or golf with a friend, and a good laugh over dinner with his kids.