222 MINISTRIES USA INC

Changing Iran for Christ

aka 222 Ministries International   |   Glendale, CA   |  www.222ministries.org

Mission

222 Ministries USA, Inc is organized for exclusively religious, charitable and educational purposes to advance the Christian faith in such parts of the world as the directors may from time to time think fit and to fulfill such other purposes which are exclusively religious Charitable and educational purposes, and to relieve persons who are in conditions of need or hardship or who are aged or sick and to relieve the distress caused thereby in such parts of the world. Our vision is to see Iran transformed into a nation that bears the image of Christ – renewed in every level of society. We want to see the Church of Iran standing tall and strong, with every believer knowing their true identity in Christ and living the life God has called them to.

Ruling year info

2011

Principal Officer

Lazarus Yeghnazar

Main address

Po Box 1926

Glendale, CA 91209 USA

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EIN

27-1714817

NTEE code info

Christian (X20)

Religious Television (X82)

Religious Printing, Publishing (X83)

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Church Planting

We are passionate about training tomorrow’s leaders. We believe they will be used mightily to glorify God in Iran and see his Kingdom come in their generation. That’s why we are so dedicated to training and investing in Iranian leaders who have a heart for their nation. In order to see Iran changed for Christ we believe it is essential to plant churches in Iran and throughout the Iranian Diaspora. To that end we are training leaders to establish new churches and impact their communities.

Population(s) Served
Muslims
Adults

Iranians are amongst the highest users of the Internet in the non-western world. In a country of almost 80 million people that’s a huge opportunity we cannot afford to miss. As with television, there are considerable efforts by the government to restrict accessibility to sites outside of Iran, but where the people are hungry, they will find a way – and they do!

222 Ministries is providing thousands of Iranian Christians with free downloadable teaching materials in text, audio and video formats. Our Farsi Christian Resource Centre provides teaching and training resources for any aspect of Christian life, and through the Farsi Christian News Network (FCNN) we are publishing the latest news and developments, all from a Christian view point (FCNN is also available in English – check out the newsfeed at the right of this page).

Population(s) Served
Muslims
Adults

Over the last two decades, satellite TV has become the only way for the vast majority of Iranians to receive reliable information amidst an avalanche of deception from government controlled channels. Historically, Islamic societies and cultures have not encouraged questioning; teaching is only to be accepted, not questioned. With the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran, many had questions, but the clerics could not provide answers. People started to look elsewhere for answers. Over 35 years later they continue to ask – and many Iranians ask good questions about the Christian faith.

In the face of brutal persecution, 222 Sama TV’s vision is to encourage, edify and equip the scattered believers. We produce hundreds of programmes every year, bringing Biblical teaching, explaining the gospel, and answering questions from public callers as well as offering prayer.

Population(s) Served
Muslims
Adults

222 Ministries established a Bible college in Iran in early 2003 with 40 resident students, but in September 2004 the authorities clamped down on our facility and forced the closure and cancellation of its training programmes. But this didn’t deter us from our mission. We continued to conduct teaching programmes in a variety of countries and spent long hours in research and preparation to provide extended distance training.

222’s online Bible college was established in March 2006 with the help of Nations University – the fruit of 3 years’ study and research. In just a few months (and with no advertising) we had 200 students registered and studying the word of God. This shows the sheer hunger for Biblical knowledge among Iranian Christians, and our Bible college is meeting this need. Through the safety of anonymity on the Internet, we now enrol hundreds of emerging Iranian leaders on our online Bible college, to train, equip and empower them to step into their calling.

Population(s) Served
Muslims
Adults

The Bible is the infallible word of God. It is the greatest story of a perfect Father who made the greatest sacrifice to be reunited with his children. Having access to a Bible in your own language is the most basic need of any believer.

The purpose of 222 Publications is to ensure that every Iranian church and individual believer has easy, affordable access to a wealth of printed and digital resources, that will help them build a deeper relationship with God. Iranian Christians need access to Bibles, study and reference books, church resources, children’s materials, worship music and much more.

Population(s) Served
Muslims
Adults

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222 MINISTRIES USA INC

Board of directors
as of 2/25/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Joseph Gregorian