Mike Nazarian

Teaching Pastor

Mike is a South Bay native who grew up in Redondo Beach and graduated from Redondo Union High School. He has a strong heart and a clear vision for the role of Hope Chapel as a local church in our community.

After graduating from Long Beach State with a B.S. in Computer Science and Philosophy, he worked as a software engineer and as an entrepreneur. In his late twenties, a season of soul searching led Mike to enroll at Talbot School of Theology where he earned an M.A. in New Testament. God used this season of searching and study to shape Mike’s heart for service at Hope. In response to God’s gracious leading, Mike took a step of faith into vocational ministry and he hasn’t looked back.

Mike and his wife Jacqui met and married at Hope Chapel and have two children, Zoë and Zac. His absolute favorite time in the world is his time with them. And in all the free time that he doesn’t really have, Mike enjoys reading, basketball, and surfing. He is an ardent fan and outspoken supporter of USC football. He also appreciates the Lakers and the Dodgers.



Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.

2 Timothy 2:15