How Will Afghan Christians Survive Under the Taliban?

With Afghanistan in the news, interview a daring Middle East 50-year Christian media pioneer; ask how will Afghan Christians survive Taliban?
DARE TO BELIEVE: A veteran Christian media pioneer who lived through rocket attacks and car bombings in war-torn Beirut, Lebanon, says Christians in the Middle East have never been more willing to risk everything to put their faith on display. Dare to Believe! Stories of Faith from the Middle East -- a new book launched today -- tells how Christian television ministry SAT-7 ( mushroomed into one of the Middle East's most-watched networks since the first broadcast exactly 25 years ago.

EASTON, MD — With Afghanistan in the news, interview a daring 50-year Christian media pioneer in the Middle East — and hear his surprising take on cultural and religious shifts in the red-hot region.

Middle East Christian media pioneer Terence “Terry” Ascott, founder of SAT-7 ( and author of the new book Dare to Believe! Stories of Faith from the Middle East, is available for interviews — and what he has to say will surprise and shock your readers or audience…

“The Middle East is stuck in a cultural and religious time-warp”
WRONG! Two-thirds of the population of the Middle East and North Africa is under the age of 30, tech-savvy — and eager for change.

“There’s no interest in Christianity in the Middle East”
WRONG! Christianity is exploding across the region. The Islamic Republic of Iran has the fastest-growing church in the world… and Afghanistan isn’t far behind.

“It’s impossible to share the gospel in the Middle East”
WRONG! New technology — including uncensored satellite television broadcasts and online streaming on phones and digital devices — is propelling the gospel directly into the homes and hands of millions of people in nations like Iran, Syria, and Afghanistan in their own languages, with Middle East presenters making God’s love visible to them.

About Terry Ascott

Terence “Terry” Ascott has lived in the Middle East and served as the leader for indigenous media ministries for nearly 50 years. In 1973, British-born Terry moved to Beirut, Lebanon, and launched an Arabic Christian publishing ministry. After civil war broke out there, Terry and his family evacuated to Egypt where he started an Arabic-language Christian youth magazine distributed in more than a dozen Arab countries. In 1996, he launched SAT-7 ( — the first Arabic-language Christian satellite television channel.

Check out the following ultra-brief video clips of Terry Ascott:

Click here to read Ascott’s new opinion editorial The Middle East: Full of Surprises published by The Christian Post.

To schedule your interview with Terry Ascott in the Middle East — where she’s lived and championed indigenous media ministry for nearly 50 years — contact:

Gregg Wooding,; (972) 567-7660

About SAT-7

Launched in 1996, SAT-7 ( — with its international headquarters in Cyprus — broadcasts Christian and educational satellite television programs, and online media programs, to more than 25 million people in the Middle East and North Africa. Its mission is to make the gospel available to everyone, and support the church in its life, work and witness for Jesus Christ. SAT-7 broadcasts 24/7 in Arabic, Farsi (Persian) and Turkish, using multiple satellite channels and online services.

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