Marziyeh Amirizadeh, or Marzi, is an Iranian immigrant who was born just a few months before the 1979 Iranian Revolution toppled the Shah and swept a radical Islamic regime into power. Through the grace of God, she became a Christian despite growing up under this authoritarian, socialistic, Islamic regime where children were indoctrinated by the government.
After becoming a Christian, Amirizadeh shared her Christian faith with fellow Iranians by distributing thousands of bibles and by participating in the underground Iranian church.. In 2009, she was arrested in Tehran for promoting Christianity and was thrown into the notorious Evin prison - one of the most brutal prisons in the world.
While incarcerated, Amirizadeh endured months of mental and physical hardships, including intense interrogation. Several of the friends she made while in prison were executed by the government, including her cell mate. She was convicted of apostasy, blasphemy and anti-government activities and sentenced to death by a radical Islamic court.
Under pressure from international organizations, the Iranian government freed Amirizadeh from prison. She emigrated to America where she became a proud citizen of the United States, moved to Atlanta, and enrolled at Georgia Tech University where she later earned her master’s degree in international affairs.
Amirizadeh is a published author and public speaker. Her primary mission is to warn fellow Americans that freedom must be cultivated and defended. She feels deep gratitude to this country and its people which have given her so much and also feels a responsibility to stand up, serve, and encourage her fellow Americans to fight for their values, faith, and freedom.
She is currently working on her second book now that is going to be published by the end of year. The book is about her life story including her pains, sufferings, dreams, and her love journey with Jesus from Iran to the U.S.