Rev Fr. Hrant Kevorkian (baptismal name Sebouh) was born in Anjar, Lebanon in 1986 and has served in the Armenian Church since his early childhood. After graduating from high school he studied at Lebanese University for two years prior to his acceptance into the Theological Seminary of the Holy See of Cilicia, where he successfully completed the three year special program for the married priesthood. He also completed one year of graduate studies in pastoral theology at the Near East School of Theology in Beirut. A talented musician, Der Hrant was an active member of Shnorhali choir (the official choir of the Holy See of Cilicia) and the Gomidas Chorus in Anjar. He also took special music courses from his conductors, in order to serve as the director of the Gakavig Children’s Chorus and Harach Youth Chorale, both in Anjar.
He was also a teacher in the Sunday School for many years, and between 2007 & 2010 he was in charge of the "Shoushanian” Sunday School in Anjar.
Archbishop Oshagan Choloyan, Prelate of the Eastern Prelacy recruited him as a candidate for the priesthood; and the Prelacy sponsored both his education at the Seminary and his graduate studies. In May of 2008, he was ordained a sub deacon by His Eminence Archbishop Gomidas Ohanian, the Grand Sacristan of the Cathedral of St. Gregory the Illuminator of the Holy See of Cilicia, Antelias, Lebanon. The following year His Grace Bishop Shahan Sarkissian, Prelate of the Diocese of Aleppo, ordained him to the diaconate.
In 2010 Deacon Sebouh was married to Tamar Kuesbegian after which his ordination to the married priesthood took place on September 26, 2010, at Sourp Boghos Church in Anjar, Lebanon. The Divine Liturgy and Ordination were performed by His Eminence Archbishop Gomidas Ohanian, The newly ordained priest was renamed Der Hrant, in honor of the late Archbishop Hrant Khatchadourian, the first Prelate of the Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church of America. Present at the ordination was Dr. Vazken Ghougassian, Executive Director of the Eastern Prelacy, who on behalf of the Prelacy, served as the Godfather of the new priest.
After his arrival to the United States, Fr. Hrant served as a pastoral intern at St. Stephen's Parish in Watertown, Massachusetts and as an outreach priest to the parishes of the Eastern Prelacy for six months.
Prior to his assignment at St. Sarkis Armenian Apostolic Church in August 2012, Fr. Hrant served as Pastor at St. Hagop Armenian Apostolic Church in Racine, Wisconsin and St. Paul Armenian Apostolic Church in Waukegan, Illinois for eight months.
In 2015 he was awarded the right to wear a Pectoral Cross by His Holiness Aram I catholicose of the Holy See of Cilicia.
Currently he is enrolled in a Masters of Art in Pastoral Care degree program at SS. Cyril and Methodius Seminary in Orchard Lake, Michigan.
Rev. Fr. Hrant and Yn. Tamar Kevorkian are blessed with two children, their son Nareg Sebouh Kevorkian and daughter Lori Aleek Kevorkian.