Year: 2011



The history of our seminary begins with those who many years ago established and guided the Armenian Evangelical Baptist movement. Enduring many persecutions and trials during the 20th century, they became only more convinced of the need for educated, trained servants of the Gospel, for the advancement and strengthening of the Church in Armenia .In 1998 the first lectures of the Theological Seminary of Armenia were held on the premises of the Central Baptist Church in Yerevan. In 2001, the seminary graduated its first seventeen students.Groundbreaking for the seminary’s own educational building took place in the city of Ashtarak in May of 2000. By January 2003 both the educational building and a separate dormitory had been fully constructed. Today the seminary has an enrollment of 50 students, comprising two programs: Preachers and Christian Education.In training and sending out men and women to witness for Christ, plant churches and teach believers to grow in their spiritual walk, TSA is fulfilling the mission for which the Lord has certainly called us. Our mission further consists in setting the highest standards of faithfulness to the Word of God and its life-changing applications in order to fully equip the Church in a newly independent Armenia to meet the challenges of the 21st century.




The overriding purpose of the Theological Seminary of Armenia is to promulgate the Gospel of Jesus Christ. In this pursuit, the seminary aims to prepare preachers who deeply grasp and effectively communicate the Word of God.Over the course of three years, student preachers study Bible, theology, church history, homiletics, pastoral
ministry, and other subjects. At the same time, each student is required to minister in a local church, putting into practice what he has learned.



“>The aim of this department is to prepare those who will teach in the Sunday School and proceed to other educational ministries of the Church. The department accepts men and women for a two-year course of study.During their studies, Christian Education students receive a thorough grounding in Scripture as well as training in pedagogical methods and communication skills. At the same time, they are required to serve in their local churches, putting to immediate use what they have gained in the classroom.



On June 9-11, a seminar was organized in Tsaghkadzor, Armenia. The seminar was called “Two Kingdoms”. There were 100 young people from different regions of Armenia and Yerevan taking part in the seminar. The seminar had only one purpose: to teach the younger generation about God and His glorious deeds.
“It was the first time I was on a seminar like this where there are only young people and their purpose is to find out as Christian children of a Christian Nation how much we know about God and how that knowledge can change our future”,- one of the participants, Lilit says.
“I am really impressed and I think I have a lot to tell my friends, to encourage them to get to know God personally because it is only God that can give true happiness”,- Siranoush from Masis shares her thoughts.
Before departing everybody expressed their hope that the seminar was not the last in the raw. Everybody and each of the young people expressed their wish to come back again and told that there were too many questions and the time was short.


The Church of Gavar

Our first ministry with children was on May 22, 2003, when, by the grace of God, we held a VBS and got acquainted not only with the children but also with their parents. We gradually made friends with them and started to visit their families. We have visited both the individuals and the families for a year, doing what was possible to spread the truths of the Gospel.
In the summer of 2004 we again had a VBS. During 3 days, almost 130 children actively participated in a number of interesting events. During the same summer, 25 children stayed in one of the Arzni rest homes for a week. We continued our ministry with the children even when VBS was over. We started a Good News Club with 35 children. Furthermore, in the same area we started spiritual meetings for the adults.
In May 2006, we acquired a church building by the grace of God.
Now we have worship services and prayer services on Thursdays and on Sundays. Once every two weeks we also have a Good News Club for children.

During the summer of 2006, English lessons were provided at the church by a visiting teacher for both children and teenagers, with a Bible lesson in Armenian following each English lesson.The leader of the church of Gavar is brother Avetik.