Dr. Rev Sasan Tavassoli


The Revd Dr. Sasan Tavassoli is a former Shi’ite Muslim from Iran. In 1985, Sasan came to faith in Christ as the result of the ministry of a group of American missionaries while he was living in Europe. He is an ordained Presbyterian minister and has been involved in ministry within the Iranian communities in the US as a pastor, teacher and theologian for the past two decades. Since 2006 the main focus of Dr Tavassoli’s ministry has been teaching on Christian satellite TV. His Farsi broadcasts are aired into Iran and around the world on a daily basis.  He also helps to equip and resource the house church movements in Iran by providing theological education through conferences and seminars. Sasan travels widely within the US, Europe and the Middle East to preach among Iranian Christians and is extensively involved in leadership training for the growing house churches inside Iran. Dr Tavassoli has graduated from Reformed Theological Seminary (MA), Columbia Theological Seminary (ThM), and earned his PhD in Islamic Studies from the University of Birmingham, UK. Sasan and his family live in the USA.

“I count it as one of the greatest honors of my ministry to serve on the board of the Iranian Bible Society. I am passionate about supporting the vision and mission of our Bible society to bring the knowledge of the Word of God to the people of Iran. At this moment in the history when we see the hunger of the Iranians for the Scriptures, it is a privilege to partner with the Bible society to lift up the beauty of the Gospel and help Iranian believers towards maturity in the faith through a deeper engagement with the Bible”


The Revd Dr Sasan Tavassoli

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