Jack Hakimian is a family man, entrepreneur, pastoral counselor, evangelist, and bible teacher.
Jack Hakimian brings a combination of cultural diversity, scholarship, street knowledge, and compassion to his work.
His greatest asset is his faith and dependency on the Lord Jesus Christ, who saved his life while serving time in the L.A. County Jail in 1992.
He found and serves as a Pastoral Christian Counselor with Impact Family Christian Counseling Network.
He found and operates Global Presence Marketing. He and his team help business and nonprofit leaders grow their organizations. They provide innovative ideation, products, and services. Jack is a global thinker who is not only tracking cultural/economic/consumer trends but how technology is transforming delivery systems.
He has been doing cross-cultural community work since 1992 in the African, Latino, Anglo, and Armenian communities of L.A. and Miami.
The diversity of education and experiences has made him uniquely qualified for urban multi-cultural ministry.
As a half Armenian and half Liberian immigrant, he fled Monrovia, Liberia, Africa in 1979 due to Liberian coup d’état brought on by corruption in the government.
When he arrived in America, he experienced a culture shock. On his first day at school, a kid called him a “nigger” and wanted to fight him. This brought Jack into survival mode.
As a young boy, he was an exceptionally talented athlete and was groomed to play college and professional football. Running the 40-yard dash in 4.3 seconds, he was a star tailback and quarterback achieving honorable mention in Riverside County CIF Football Division.
As a result of needing to be accepted and survive in the new American culture, he joined the Piru Blood street gang of L.A.
From ages 14-19, he was in and out of correctional institutions and spent a total of three years incarcerated.
At age eighteen, he was almost killed several times and served six months in the L.A. County jail for selling crack cocaine.
It was there that he had a life-changing experience with Jesus Christ and received a call to help others as a Kingdom servant.
700 Club captured and aired his testimony on national television.
With a newfound perspective on life, he reunited with his family. He began to grow in his kingdom lifestyle as God began to reshape his perspective on family, society, and economics.
He went from a human-centered morality to a God-centered ethical viewpoint. He believes God has given to all humans basic laws of love to live by if we are to be “blessed” as individuals, families, and a nation.
He went from the perspective that the government can solve our local problems to one that believes solutions are best found through the family, church, and local community for-profit and nonprofit leaders.
Places where God can move directly upon people’s hearts and minds. Where freedom can be modeled and taught experientially.
These Christian views of personal rights, freedom of thought, family bonds, free-market enterprise, and virtue embedded in the human heart by God (Romans 2:14-16) are what motivates his cultural commentary, counseling, evangelism, discipleship, and kingdom activism.
The prosperity his immigrant family had achieved in just thirty years in America was a living example that, in cooperation with God, hard work, and self-discipline-financial success is possible.
During his early period of faith, Jack enrolled in college and later graduated school. While in Seminary, he began to develop entrepreneurial skills in web design, marketing, and business development.
Jhael has a B.S. in Education from Miami-Dade College and is actively engaged in our communities fighting for economic freedom and holistic prosperity. As she engages South Florida in Christian Counseling ministry, her ambition is to see families made whole through the Word of God.
Together Jack and Jhael facilitate personal counseling sessions, discipleship small groups, and workshops on Holistic Christian Growth.
They believe the family, church, and private sector enterprise are the key to solving the social ills of our society. God is the only person who can forgive sins and change hearts!
This rich tapestry of not only background and education but also experiences, failures, and triumphs have shaped and prepared Jack for the extraordinary task of ministry and healing in South Florida. We give God the glory for what He has done!
Jhael Nicole Hakimian is a testament to the transformative power of faith, education, and unwavering dedication.
Jhael Hakimian, co-founder of Impact Family Christian Counseling, is a beacon of hope and an agent of change in a world thirsting for compassion and understanding.
Embarking on her educational journey with a spirit fueled by a desire to serve, Jhael immersed herself in Biblical Studies at Life Pacific College and explored the depths of Worship Arts/Music at Azusa Pacific University. But her quest for knowledge didn’t stop at spiritual enrichment.
She pursued a Bachelor of Science in Exceptional Student Education from Miami Dade College, arming herself with the tools to make a real difference in the lives of children and parents navigating the complexities of educational and behavioral challenges.
In May 2023, Jhael added another feather to her cap, a Certificate in Human Resources Strategic Leadership from Cornell University, further broadening her ability to lead and inspire.
Jhael’s heart beats with a passion for helping children achieve their fullest potential, guiding parents through the labyrinth of educational choices, and nurturing the spiritual growth of women and mothers. Her certifications in ESE, TSOL, and Reading Endorsement are mere titles compared to her profound impact on those she serves.
Through Impact Family Christian Counseling, Jhael and her team provide counseling, discipleship, and workshops designed to foster holistic Christian growth, embodying the belief that true healing and empowerment begin with the soul.
Her prowess in communication is not just a skill but a gift she generously shares, empowering individuals and teams to listen deeply, engage authentically, and master the delicate art of storytelling.
Jhael’s interactive instruction bridges hearts and minds, unlocking opportunities for success that many dare only dream of.
Jhael’s journey is adorned with diverse experiences that span the for-profit and nonprofit realms, grassroots activism, and roles that have allowed her to touch lives profoundly.
Whether as a Field Director at Americans for Prosperity Foundation, a Counselor at Impact Family Counseling, or a Communications Officer at Global Presence Marketing, she brings a depth of understanding and empathy that transcends conventional boundaries.
Beyond her professional accolades, Jhael’s life is rich with the joy and chaos of family life. Alongside her husband, Jack, she navigates the adventure of raising four boys with their mini-Yorkie, Judah, adding a touch of whimsy to their bustling household. Her leadership is not confined to boardrooms or counseling sessions; it flourishes in the daily acts of love, discipline, and guidance she bestows upon her family.
With over two decades of experience in teaching, leadership development, and organizational management, Jhael embodies the essence of a transformational leader. Her commitment to fostering a client-focused organization reflects her strategic vision and innate ability to cultivate high-performance teams.
As the Senior Learning Manager with Stand Together Foundation, Jhael continues to wield her expertise and compassion to serve a more significant cause. Her story vividly illustrates the impact one can have when armed with faith, education, and a heart dedicated to service.
Like the stories I’ve had the honor to share with the world, Jhael’s narrative is a beacon of hope, reminding us all of the power of unwavering dedication and the beauty of a life lived in service to others.