EFD is a specialized apologetics and evangelistic ministry; encouraging all people to search for the best beliefs and values: proclaiming that eternal confidence is found only in Jesus Christ.
Dr. Shayesteh was born into a Muslim family in Northern Iran. He found renewed faith in Islam throughout his university years, becoming a radical Muslim leader and teacher of Islam in the militant Free Islamic Revolutionary Movement, closely supporting Ayatollah Khomeini in his ultimate rise to power. They successfully achieved the exile of the Shah (king of Iran) putting into power the Islamic Fundamentalist Government. However, after falling out of favour with Khomeini's political group, he escaped to Turkey where there began an amazing journey to faith in Jesus Christ.
Daniel established the organization ‘Exodus from Darkness’ in 2000 to facilitate his ministry to western churches and to immigrants from the Middle East in Australia and around the world. His mission is to help others understand and lovingly respond to those who do not know Christ.
Daniel has made a thorough study of other beliefs and sees the only hope for peace in the values and example of Jesus Christ. His call to all is that they begin to ‘Search for Truth together’. Daniel is confident that people who search openly will discover, as he has, that ‘eternal confidence is only found in Jesus Christ’.