Reza Safa was born into a Shi’ite Muslim family in the Middle East. He became a devout and practicing Shi’ite, observing the laws and regulations of Islam. He fasted during the month of Ramadan and prayed five times a day.
After his graduation from high school, Reza Safa felt an emptiness nagging at him. The search for truth led him to leave his homeland 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 in his life. 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 founded Fishermen’s House Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma, which he pastored for fourteen years.
In March of 2003, after several years of prayer for the vision that God had shown Reza Safa, Nejat TV began airing Christian TV programming into the Middle East. Regular broadcasts began 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 TV, a full time satellite network in the Farsi language, was launched.
Reza Safa currently resides in California, and continues working in fulltime ministry to Persians and Muslims. In addition to Nejat TV, Safa oversees numerous Iranian church groups throughout the world.