I AM SAT-7: REZA JAFARI – Editing Manager

What does your role with SAT-7 involve?

The editing department at SAT-7 PARS covers pre-production, production, and post-production editing. We develop concepts for promotional videos and we build and work on scripts and screenplays for in-house productions.

Why do you like working with SAT-7?

As an Iranian raised in a religiously hostile society, I value and understand the extraordinary and much-needed work of SAT-7. I love working in such a unique and diverse environment; and having colleagues from different backgrounds united by one vision makes it an interesting place to work!

Tell us a little about your spiritual journey so far.

I come from a secular family. When I committed my life to Christ, I began attending a church in Tehran and felt peaceful, joyful, and free. Then, the secret service began to put new believers under pressure and started arresting them randomly. Fearing persecution, I fled Iran. I have realised that this was all part of God’s plan for me to work at the first-ever Farsi-language Christian channel. Working at SAT-7 for the past 14 years has been a testament to God’s goodness in my life. I have been blessed beyond measure to be part of shining His light to my own country.

If you could sit down with Jesus today, what would you like to ask Him?

Many Iranian believers have a great heart and passion for advancing His Kingdom, and they are certainly more deserving than I am. I would ask Jesus why He chose me to be part of this mission.

What is your passion outside SAT-7?

My dream is to travel the world. I love meeting new people, seeing new cultures, and exploring God’s masterwork on this planet. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, and I love playing football!