Dr. Shariat was born into a Muslim family in Iran and came to the United States after the Islamic Revolution of 1979, where he came to Christ while a graduate student in 1980 while earning his PhD in Computer Engineering from USC.
In 1987, he planted a church in San Jose, California. With hundreds of Muslim converts, which remains one of the largest churches of its kind in the United States.
In 2001 Dr. Shariat followed the Lord’s leading and founded Iran Alive Ministries, which utilizes Satellite TV to reach the millions of lost and broken people of Iran and the rest of the Middle East. Today, they broadcast the Gospel 24/7 from their studio in Dallas to Iran and the Middle East, trusting the Lord to use us to transform a nation, which is responding to the Gospel unlike any other time in history.
His passion for Muslims stems, in part, because of the murder of his brother, Hamraz, who was arrested in Iran at the age of 16 on a minor political charge. After two years in jail, he was e