Rev. Tat Stewart
Rev. Tat Stewart is a graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary with Masters in Divinity and has served for over twenty years as the Director of Persian ministries for the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church.
He is the founder and director of TALIM ministries (www.Talimministries) which focuses on leadership training for Iranians. He also was one the founders and chairman of the board of SAT-7 PARS which is a 24/7 Iranian Christian satellite ministry geared to reaching Iran for Christ. Tat has been teaching discipleship training on satellite TV in Farsi for the past ten years.
Tat is the son of Presbyterian medical missionaries to Iran. While growing up, he learned two of the languages of Iran. He met his future wife in Iran who was born in Mashad to missionary parents. He currently lives in Aurora, CO where he serves as the pastor of the Iranian Christian Church. He has been married to Patty for 45 years and has two children and five grandchildren.
Dr. PAUL S. JEON
Dr. Paul S. Jeon is the Senior Minister of NewCity in Northern Virginia. The church is made up of a diverse group of professionals from the greater DC area. For the last several years he has also been teaching New Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary.
He is also the author of Introducing Romans, True Faith, To Exhort and Reprove, Empowered by Joy, and Living Purposefully and blogs regularly at pastorpauljeon.blogspot.com.
Dr. Jeon received a B.A. from Brown University, a M.Div. from Westminster Theological Seminary (East), a Ph.D. from The Catholic University of America, and, most recently, a M.B.A. from The George Washington University School of Business. He is married and has two sons.
Dr. Scott Redd
Scott Redd is the president and an associate professor of Old Testament at the Washington, D.C., campus of Reformed Theological Seminary.
He began his career at the Burson-Marsteller office in downtown Washington, but soon Scott left the business world to pursue a Master of Divinity at RTS/Orlando. He went on to complete his doctoral dissertation in the Department of Semitic Language and Egyptian Languages and Literatures at the Catholic University of America. During his doctoral studies, he taught at Fourth Presbyterian Church in Bethesda, Md., and ministered at Christ the King Presbyterian Church in Raleigh, N.C.
In addition to RTS/Orlando, he has taught at Catholic University of America, the Augustine Theological Institute in Malta, the International Training Institute in Turkey, and Third Millennium Ministries.
Scott has contributed academic work to several volumes as well as more popular pieces for The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Gospel Coalition website. Scott also sits on the board of trustees of the Washington Theological Consortium and the International Training Institute. Prior to arriving in Washington, Scott served as an assistant professor of Old Testament and dean of students at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando.
Scott was raised around the Washington area, attended W.T. Woodson High School and later The College of William and Mary, where he met his wife Jennifer. They currently live in McLean, Va., with their four daughters.
Dr. Sasan Tavassoli
Dr. Sasan Tavassoli is a former Shi’ite Muslim from Iran. In 1985, while living in Portugal, a group of American missionaries ministered to Sasan. God used this ministry to bring him into a saving relationship.
Sasan has been involved in Iranian Christian communities as a teacher and later as a pastor for the last 20 years. Currently the main focus of Sasan’s ministry is producing teaching resources in the Farsi language for satellite TV broadcast into Iran, Afghanistan, and the rest of the Middle East and Europe. He also provides theological education through leadership conferences for believers in the Presbyterian and the underground house churches of Iran.
Sasan travels extensively within the US, Europe, and the Middle East to preach among Iranian Christians and train leaders for the next generation of the Church in Iran. Recently, Sasan has begun focusing on helping to launch an Iranian seminary in partnership with a number of other ministries and key Iranian teachers and church leaders.
The Tavassolis live in Atlanta, GA. Sasan is a graduate of RTS (MA, 1994) and has received his PhD in Islamic Studies from the University of Birmingham (UK).
Scott Seaton is the organizing pastor of Emmanuel Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Arlington, VA. He is married to his wife Chris and they have three children.
One of the many reasons he and his wife felt called to plant a church in Arlington was because of its rich ethnic diversity, with residents from all over the globe.
Prior to being a church planter, Scott served with his denomination’s missions arm, as the International Director for Christian/Muslim ministry. He has traveled extensively, including trips to Iran, where he saw first-hand the need and the power of the gospel to change lives.