Dr. Fariborz Ansari
Dr. Mike (Fariborz) Ansari is the President of Heart4Iran, a non-political partnership of multi-national organizations whose number one aim is to serve and bless the people of Iran. Mike was born into a secular Muslim family in the city of Shiraz, Iran. At the age of seven he experienced the Iranian Islamic Revolution and witnessed the death of many Iranians, including his cousin. The events of his early life led him to question Islam, spirituality and God. Through a series of events, Mike came to the United States and dedicated himself to academics, becoming a biochemist and a doctor. His mother came to follow Jesus Christ through a dream. The change was so dramatic that Mike also gave his life to Jesus. Early in his walk as a new Christian, God gave Mike a burden to bring unity to the church and help equip worshippers inside Iran, so he started FarsiPraise Ministries. Years later, he was asked to join Mohabat TV and help with its management and development. He serves as the director of operations for Mohabat TV, a 24-hour Farsi Christian satellite television broadcasting into Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan. He is also the author of “The Forbidden Stories”, a compilation of 299 short real-life testimonies of Iranian Muslims encountering Jesus in dreams and visions.
One of the essential elements of the Great Commission is Scripture! According to Matthew 4:4 “It is written, ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.’” My vision is to see the day where there is a Bible for every person in Iran. I believe this can be done through partnership, transparency, humility and unity.
Dr. Mike (Fariborz) Ansari
Member of the Board