In 1979, 9 year-old David and his family were forced to flee their home country of Iran amidst a bloody revolution, seeking asylum in America as refugees.
At age 18, after years of difficult assimilation to a new culture during a time when Iranian-American social and political tensions were high, David found hope and redemption through a relationship with Jesus Christ. Soon after his conversion from Islam to Christianity, he began pursuing his new-found calling in ministry. For over 30 years, God has used and equipped David as a gifted evangelist, author, and campus pastor of the world’s largest collegiate ministry. Recently, David and his wife Jennifer have moved to Franklin, TN to begin a new chapter as they lead a non-profit organization, the For Others Collective. David continues to be a highly regarded communicator who speaks at churches, conferences, and festivals, as well as consults with a variety of organizations on the topics of culture development, leadership, and systems building across the globe.