Pastor Saeed Pakniat grew up in a religious Muslim home in Iran following Shia Muslim customs and traditions. As a young man, he started to question some of the rules and teachings of his religion which eventually led him to explore the life and teachings of Jesus. After receiving Christ into his heart, he was tortured and eventually he and his family were forced to flee to Turkey, and eventually Canada. Now he pastors 3 Iranian churches (Toronto, New Market, and Montreal) and has an online ministry that reaches Iranians in many countries.
Dr. Bassma Dabbour was born in Tunisia and raised in a conservative Muslim home. After coming to faith in Christ, she completed her Doctorate of Ministry, majoring in Leadership. Bassma is a gifted communicator and teacher who brings a unique mix of theological knowledge and sensitivity to those from a Muslim Background. Today Bassma will join the discussion on The Persecuted Church. http://vomcanada.com