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.