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Hatami, Hamid & Eli

Hatami, Hamid & Eli​

Hamid Hatami is a pastoral apprentice at Town North Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Richardson, Texas, and is also the founder of Middle East Heritage Reformed (MEHR) Ministries and currently serves full-time as its President and CEO. MEHR is a Reformed ministry that trains and equips servants of Christ to plant biblically faithful churches locally, throughout the Middle East, and in outreach to Muslims both here and abroad. On February 11, 2024, Hamid Hatami was ordained as a first teaching elder of Iranian descent who was raised in a Muslim family in a service at Town North Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Richardson Texas.

Originally from Mashhad, Iran, Hamid was born into a Muslim Shiite family and grew up practicing Islam. He professed his faith in Christ in 2003 at the age of 19, and his Christian journey has been profoundly influenced and shaped by Reformed Theology and Presbyterianism since the second year after his conversion.

From the early days of his faith, Hamid faced rejection from his family and later endured persecution during his two-year mandatory military service. He was involved with youth and underground house churches in Iran. Hamid and  his team partnering with both Thirdmill Ministries and Ligonier Ministries to provide biblical resources to Iranian believers globally, particularly the persecuted church in Iran, and serving to make the Bible accessible and freely distributed among Farsi-speaking people in Iran and all around the world, and also preparing the Reformed resources in Farsi.

After two years as refugees in Turkey, in 2013 Hamid and his wife arrived in the US as Christian refugees. In 2016, Hamid planted the first Farsi-speaking Presbyterian Fellowship (PCA) and first outreach to Muslims and Farsi-speaking persons in Dallas. Hamid also serves on the advisory board of the MNA Refugee and Immigrant Ministry and continues to collaborate with MTW missionaries to the Farsi-speaking world. 

Having earned several academic degrees in IT and an M.Div. degree from Reformed Theological Seminary in Dallas. He is married to Eli, and together they have three children.

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Guest Speaker

Looking to engage with Muslims in your community or host a Meeting for Better Understanding (MBU) to share Christ? Reach out to explore how.

MEHR Ministries and Rev. Hamid Hatami, with many years of ministry experience among refugees in the US and the Middle East and a unique perspective as a former MBB, offers training for PCA churches and individuals on understanding Islam and building meaningful connections. For insights or to invite him as a speaker, contact [email protected]. An opportunity to gain insights from a cross-cultural ministry grounded in Reformed Theology.

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MEHR Ministries
P.O. Box 867254
Plano, TX 75086-7254

Year-End Giving: For 2024 tax purposes, online donations will be accepted through 12:00 p.m. midnight Central time on December 31st.