Billy Graham of Iran”
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.
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.
the Revolution: How the Followers of Jihad, Jefferson and Jesus are Battling to
Dominate the Middle East and Transform the World by Joel Rosenberg