Rev. Dr. Sasan Tavasoli

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(MA) Theology | Reformed Theological Seminary
(ThM) Theology | Columbia Theological Seminary
(PhD) Islamic Studies| University of Birmingham, UK

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 Portugal.

Dr. Tavassoli is an ordained minister and has been involved in ministry within the Iranian communities in the Diaspora as a teacher and later as a pastor 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 in Europe, the Middle East and Iran five days a week. He also helps to equip the Church of Iran by providing theological education through conferences and seminars. Sasan travels extensively within the US, Europe and the Middle East to preach among Iranian Christians and is extensively involved in leadership training for the growing churches inside Iran.

Dr. Tavassoli has also taught courses on Islam and Muslim-Christian relations at Southern Evangelical Seminary, Covenant Theological Seminary and Veritas Evangelical Seminary. He has authored a number of books and articles on Islam. His latest publication is Christian Encounters with Iran: Engaging Muslim Thinkers After the Revolution.

Dr. Tavassoli 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.

(MA) Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary
(ThM) Theology, Columbia Theological Seminary
(PhD) Islamic Studies, University of Birmingham, UK

Strengthening the Theological Foundations of the Iranian Church