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Dr. Hormoz Shariat has been called “the Billy Graham of Iran.” Iran Alive's ministry has brought hundreds of thousands of Muslims to Jesus Christ since its inception.
Born into a Muslim family in Iran, he came to Christ while a graduate student in 1980. His church in San Jose has hundreds of Muslim converts, and is 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 as possible.