Daniel Shayesteh was born in Iran near the Caspian sea. By age nine he was able to recite the entire Quran in Arabic. As a young man he was totally committed to Islam and was a member of Hezbollah in Iran. He inspired other good Muslims to hate and kill Americans and Jews. After he helped to oust the Shah of Iran and bring Ayatollah Khomeini to power, he was kidnapped and sentenced to death; the Ayatollah didn’t like Daniel’s opposition to his political agenda. He existed for a time in torturous prison conditions. His cellmates were executed, but by the grace of God Daniel escaped to Turkey. It was there that he met a group of Iranian Christians. And it was through their witness of the love of Christ and training in the truth of the Bible, beginning in Genesis, that he came to know Christ as Savior.
Though hated by radical Muslims, Dr. Shayesteh travels wherever possible to provide insight into the teachings of the Quran regarding salvation, Adam & Eve, and Christians. He helps Christians understand how to effectively evangelize those still trapped in the traditions and deceptions of Islam. Speaking as one who formerly trained Muslims in the strategies of Islamic Jihad, Shayesteh also addresses the alarming social implications of the growth of Islam in western nations today.
“Dr. Daniel Shayesteh is a member of the Hills Alliance Church and a credentialed Minster of the Christian and Missionary Alliance of Australia serving as an Evangelist. I have known Daniel since 1994 when he was studying at Morling College. Daniel told me of his involvement in the Iranian revolution in 1979 and his amazing journey from Islam to Christ. Daniel founded the Iranian Alliance Church of Sydney and continues as my close friend and Christian brother.”
– Rev. Terrence J. Davidson, Senior Minister, Hills Alliance Church, Australia