88 million people

84 unreached people groups

1.6 percent know Jesus

Live Dead Iran exists to plant churches throughout Iran, churches that will reflect Christ, close the gaps, and finish the task of reaching the nation. Our ultimate goal is not long-term residency, flawless language proficiency, the cessation of human suffering, or even to win some converts. Our goal is to plant churches that cannot be uprooted and when persecuted only multiply.


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Difficult Persecution

Iran is ranked fifth worldwide for Christian persecution. The penalty for conversion can be death.

Amazing Growth

Iran is ranked number one in the world with 20 percent Christian growth annually.

Pray and Go

Now is the time to pray for these people. Now is the time for the gospel to be spread throughout Iran.

Iran is not an Arab country, Iranians are Persian!

Most countries in the Middle East are Arab countries filled with Arabic speakers. Iran is home of Persian peoples who speak Farsi.

Iran is home to Zoroastrianism, one of the oldest religions in the world.

The prophet Zoroaster founded the religion in the 6th century B.C., and there are still Zoroastrians living in Iran today. Though the majority of Iranians are Muslims, some of the main Zoroastrian feasts are still celebrated by all Iranians. These include: Nowruz, Yalda, and Charshanbe Souri.

Saying yes to Jesus

One out of ten Iranians are saying yes to Jesus. Iranians count the cost of what it means to follow Jesus and they are willing to risk it all including imprisonment or even death.

Launch Teams

We train you! Launch Teams exist to prepare new workers for the harvest fields. We help new missionaries learn the necessary skills to evangelize and disciple within the new culture.

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Navigating the Call

This Go Guide will help you take next steps as you discover what God has for you in relation to reaching the unreached.

Go Guide

“When I was 13, my sister and brother-in-law became Christians. Every day my sister would talk to me about Jesus. But I was very good student of Quran, and I knew my sister was wrong. I worked very hard to prove the Bible wrong so I could tell my sister and brother-in-law that it was bad they left Islam. The more I worked to prove the Bible wrong, the more questions I had about the Bible and Christians. After several years, I began to realize that the Bible was true and that Jesus was true. I became a Christian that day. My brother-in-law baptized me in the bathtub in their home and I began to tell others about Jesus in Iran. My government did not like that. I was arrested and imprisoned for my belief in Jesus. I was treated very poorly in prison. I was beaten and the government told me many lies. But I still kept my faith. After I was released, I had to escape Iran. But with God’s help, I have planted many churches in my country. Someone asked me if it was worth it. Was it worth going to prison? Was it worth it leaving my family? Was it worth leaving my country? My whole family believes in Jesus. Was it worth it? Yes, Jesus is worth it all.

Will You Join Us?

The church in Iran is growing despite persecution. But how can the unreached among them continue to hear about Jesus unless those who know Him go to them? Join us to continue the mission of God in Iran.