Pastor Reza Safa is one of the leading voices of revival in the Muslim World. Through his global television network, TBN Nejat Television, millions of Muslims have declared their faith in Jesus Christ and have come to know the truth of the Gospel.
Reza Safa was born into a Shi’ite Muslim family in Iran. He was a devout and practicing Shi’ite Muslim, observing the laws and regulations of Islam.
After his graduation from high school, Safa felt an emptiness nagging at him. The search for truth led him to leave his homeland of Iran and reside in the West. Safa finally settled as a student in Sweden, where he heard the message of the gospel for the first time. Reading the Bible in his native language and experiencing the love of God through Christian friends, Safa decided to give Jesus a chance. After months of struggle and doubt, he finally gave his life to Jesus.
In 1990 Reza Safa founded The Harvesters World Outreach, a worldwide evangelistic and healing ministry. Since then he has held crusades and pastors conferences in over 50 countries. People from all religions, especially those from Muslim and Hindu backgrounds have turned to Christ in his outreaches. Safa then founded Fishermen’s House Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma, which he pastored for fourteen years.
In March 2003, after several years of prayer for the vision that God had shown Safa, Nejat TV began airing Christian television programming into the Middle East. (Nejat means “salvation” in the Farsi language.) Regular broadcasts began to air four hours a week on a secular Persian television network based in California.
A partnership with Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) was formed in 2006 and TBN Nejat Television, a full time satellite network in the Farsi language was launched. The response has been overwhelming. According to some research, three to five million Iranian Muslims have come to Christ as a result of TBN Nejat Television.
Over 90 underground churches have been established through TBN Nejat Television in Iran, Afghanistan, Kurdistan, and other Farsi-speaking areas. Every week, Pastor Safa oversees and teaches nearly 25 of these churches via Skype.
Despite severe persecution by the Iranian government against underground churches, God’s Word is spreading like a wildfire all over Iran. Pastor Safa believes that Iran will be the first Islamic nation to convert to Christianity.
Today, Pastor Reza Safa continues his global ministry from Orange County, California where he focuses on discipling the church around the world by means of weekly television broadcasts, livestream internet broadcasts, and various print publications.