“The Billy Graham of Iran” — Visit Hormoz’s blog >>
Because of Iran Alive Ministries’ effective satellite television broadcasts to the Middle East and Europe, Dr. Hormoz Shariat has been called “the Billy Graham of Iran.” * Iran Alive’s ministry reaches millions of people and has brought hundreds of thousands of Muslims to Jesus Christ since its inception.
Dr. Hormoz Shariat was born into a Muslim family in Iran. He came to the United States after the Islamic Revolution of 1979. Dr. Shariat came to Christ while a graduate student in 1980, has a PhD in Computer Engineering from USC, and a Bachelors in Bible and Theology. In 1987, he planted a church in San Jose, California. With hundreds of Muslim converts, it remains one of the largest churches of its kind in the United States.
His passion for Muslims stems, in part, because of the murder of Dr. Shariat’s brother, Hamraz, who was arrested in Iran at the age of 16 on a minor political charge. After two years in jail, he was executed by firing squad. God showed Hormoz the best way to respond to this tragedy was to dedicate his life to loving Muslims and sharing the Gospel with as many of them as possible.
Christianity Today, Charisma and other publications have featured Iran Alive Ministries and Dr. Shariat. Dr. Shariat has been a guest on numerous national and international radio and TV programs including the 700 Club and the Inspiration Channel
* Inside the Revolution: How the Followers of Jihad, Jefferson and Jesus are Battling to Dominate the Middle East and Transform the World by Joel Rosenberg