Afshin Ziafat was born in Houston, TX, but moved with his family to their native country of Iran when he was 2 years old. In the midst of the Islamic Revolution in Iran, Afshin’s family moved back to Houston, and in the second grade, Afshin was given a Bible. He would not read that Bible until 10 years later as a senior in high school, and would then come to faith in Christ.
His conversion to Christianity was only the beginning. Ultimately, his family would disown him because of his faith.
Currently, Afshin resides in Frisco, TX, with his wife, Meredith. He is the Lead Pastor of Providence Church in Frisco, TX, and travels worldwide proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He even travels to the Middle East regularly to train Iranian pastors.
“Afshin Ziafat has a dynamic story of salvation at great costs. He knew at an early age that the Gospel is costly. One of the many things I love about him is he still preaches with a full understanding of a Gospel worth laying down your life for.” – J. Roger Davis