Shakarian, Demos

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Shakarian, Demos Gender: M
born on 21 July 1913 at 09:25 (= 09:25 AM )
Place Los Angeles, California, 34n03, 118w15
Timezone PST h8w (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 28°18' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 07°02 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 23°09'


American businessman.

A Christian of Armenian origin, he founded the Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship International (FGBMFI). His story and the story of FGBMFI is the subject of the book The Happiest People on Earth, written by John and Elizabeth Sherrill (Guideposts Magazine) and published in 1975.

In his youth he entered the family business and their milk herd grew to become the largest in the world at the time. He married Rose Gabrielian in 1933.

Shakarian used his organizational abilities to facilitate evangelistic campaigns, in particularly working with Charles S. Price.

Shakarian noted that his tent campaigns mainly attracted women, and FGBMFI was established to encourage more participation by men by providing a platform for businessmen to give religious testimonies. The plan was supported by Oral Roberts, and under his leadership, the FGBMFI had chapters in 132 countries.

Shakarian was a third-generation Pentecostal, and he believed in the "Full Gospel", that all the supernatural events in the New Testament should be understood literally, and could also occur today.

He died on 23 July 1993.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • business associate/partner relationship with Roberts, Oral (born 24 January 1918)


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes Matthew W. Tallman, "Demos Shakarian: The Life, Legacy, and Vision of a Full Gospel Business Man" (Regent University, ProQuest, 2009), p. 29, which quotes Los Angeles County Bureau of Records, birth certificate, filed 22 July 1913. "On July 21, 1913, Isaac and Zaroohi Shakarian's first child, Demos, was born at 9:25 in the morning."


  • Vocation : Business : Business owner