Jack Hakimian's Podcast Ministry engages current issues of the Culture from a Christian Biblical Perspective.
1) Non-Partisan: Pastor Jack is an independent kingdom thinker and activist who holds no allegiance to any political parties (democrat, republican, libertarian, etc). He seeks to praise any practice or thought that aligns itself with the spiritual/social ethics of Jesus Christ. He passionately critiques any idea, or policy that is anti-biblical, or contradicts constitutional limits and expressions of freedom. He believes having a strong party allegiance clouds the judgments of clergy concerning the "Whole Counsel of God" and it's application for family, church, politics and society.
2) Non-Denominational: Pastor Jack's church is affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention, but he has great appreciation for the many expressions of the church: (i.e. charismatic, cessationist, reformed, pentecostal, orthodox, catholic, indepents, etc). Being Baptist allows him to have a freedom of thought when it comes to secondary and culturally contextual issues, yet be associated with a healthy evangelical denomination. He seeks to promote and defend the Kingdom Teachings of Jesus as of first priority.
3) Non-Racial: Pastor Jack deals with the cross-cultural, immigrant and american issues facing the urban cities of America. Since urban cities are diverse in cultural expression he finds great joy in having a multi-cultural approach to theology. He has a special love and affinity for Hip-Hop, African-American and Middle-Eastern Culture having been raised in that cultural context in Los Angles. He see's the international world in desperate need of the International Christ and Biblical solutions delivered with compassion.
4) Orthodox: Pastor Jack is committed to main and plain doctrines and practices of the church that have been espoused for 2,000 years. Like the Bareans in Acts 17 he seeks to have a Biblical basis for his philosophy, policy, passions and preaching. A Christian must be Christ-Centered and see the Bible as the final authority on all matters of faith and life. Nothing comes before Jesus, that includes family, church, political affiliation, sports, work, or ones own life.
Jack Hakimian's Website: http://jackhakimian.com
Pastor Jack Hakimian holds a Master's Degree in Cross-Cultural Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary (2008) and a Bachelors Degree in Biblical Studies/Pastoral Ministry from Life Pacific College (2003). He has been pastoring for over 15 years. He has volunteered and worked with such ministries and places: Youth For Christ, Calvary Chapel West Covina, Foursquare Gospel, Armenian Evangelicals, Boys Homes, Correctional Institutions, Southern Baptist, and many other urban ministries.
He is the founder and senior pastor of Impact Church - http://impact.vision
His Key Scriptures:
5 “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. 6 If you do not remain in me, you are like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. 7 If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. 8 This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.
Jeremiah 1: 7 But the Lord said to me, “Do not say, ‘I am too young.’ You must go to everyone I send you to and say whatever I command you. 8 Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you and will rescue you,” declares the Lord
2 Timothy 4:2 Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction.
Podcast link: https://soundcloud.com/jack-hakimian