Rev. Cholakian is the pastor of the First Armenian Evangelical Church of Beirut since October 2011. He served as the director of the Armenian Evangelical Secondary School in Bourj Hammoud (2000 – 2011) and as chaplain of the four Armenian Evangelical High-Schools in Lebanon (1997 – 2000.) He has received his MDiv degree from the Near East School of Theology and his BA in Education from Haigaizian University. He has been a member in the Christian Education Committee of the FMEEC and Youth Committee of the MECC. In 2014, he was appointed as president of the Armenian Evangelical Tribunal of the First Instance.