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Jack Hakimian

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.

Jack has a Master’s Degree in Cross-Cultural Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary and a B.A. in Pastoral and Biblical Studies from Life Pacific College.

He is certified to teach and counsel from the Bible by the Evangelical Training Association and is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors.

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.

His father was a businessman who escaped the war in Beirut, Lebanon, and the Liberian coup d’état. He taught Jack how to work hard and appreciate the opportunities America has granted them.

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.

He also got married to Jhael Hakimian, and together they raised four gifted boys. Follow Jhael’s blog

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 Hakimian

Jhael Niccole Hakimian is a testament to the transformative power of faith in Jesus Christ, education, and unwavering dedication.

As co-founder of Impact Family Christian Counseling, she strives to be a beacon of hope and an agent of change in a world thirsting for compassion and understanding.

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.

Jhael is known for being a master communicator. It 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.

Her interactive approach to facilitation bridges hearts and minds, dismantling barriers and unveiling pathways to unlocking opportunities for success that many had not previously envisioned.

Jhael’s journey is a mosaic of diverse experiences that span the for-profit and nonprofit realms, grassroots activism, and roles that have allowed her to touch lives profoundly.

She embarked on a quest for knowledge fueled by a desire to serve. Seeking spiritual enrichment above all, Jhael immersed herself in Biblical Studies at Life Pacific College and explored the depths of Worship Arts/Music at Azusa Pacific University.

It was during this time, she and Jack, met, got married, and began their family – all sooner than she planned (God is sovereign). Shepherding those four souls became ministry and job #1. Jhael will tell you it’s the best thing she could have done and the work she is most proud of to this day.

This season ignited a passion for helping children achieve their fullest potential, guiding parents through the labyrinth of educational decisions, and nurturing the spiritual growth and empowerment of all – especially women and mothers.

She attained a Bachelor of Science in Exceptional Student Education, certifications in ESE, TSOL, and Reading Endorsement from Miami Dade College, arming herself with the tools to make tangible differences in the lives of children and parents navigating the complexities of educational and behavioral challenges.

In May 2023, Jhael added another feather to her educational cap, a Certificate in Human Resources Strategic Leadership from Cornell University, increasing her ability to lead and inspire.

With over two decades of experience in teaching, leadership development, and organizational management, Jhael’s transformational leadership, and her commitment to fostering a client-focused organization is reflects her strategic vision and innate ability to cultivate high-performance teams.

As the Senior Learning Manager with Stand Together Foundation, Jhael continues to serve. Helping nonprofit and community leaders hone stories that vividly illustrate the impact one can have when armed with faith, education, and a heart dedicated to service. Narratives that are beacons of hope, reminding us all of the power of unwavering dedication and the beauty of lives lived in service to others.

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 the office setting or counseling sessions; it flourishes in the daily acts of love, discipline, and guidance she shares with her family. All this pales in comparison to the profound impact that her family and those she serves have had on her. “I learn and am built up better by every encounter. All along the way, people have shown me what strength, grace, beauty, mercy, and fortitude look like. I am encouraged to keep going, seek God more, do better because of these examples.”

Whether as a Counselor at Impact Family Christian Counseling, a Sr. Learning Manager with Stand Together Foundation, or the Communications Officer at Global Presence Marketing, she brings a depth of understanding and empathy that transcends conventional boundaries.

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About us

Impact Family Identity, Mission & Vision

Impact Family is a Christian Counseling Nonprofit Organization located in Pembroke Pines, Florida, a few miles north of Miami. As a Christ-Centered, Bible-Based, Non-Denominational Ministry, we believe God in His Grace wants to forgive, heal, and bless us more than we want it for ourselves.

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American Bible Society Presents Jack's Testimony

Jack Hakimian Speaking On How The Kingdom Of God Can Change Communities?

Jack & Jhael Hakimian Discussing Marriage & Communication

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