MIDDLE EAST – EMBRACING GOD MINISTRIES
Born in Turkey, Isik was raised and abused in a Muslim home, only to escape into even deadlier abuse from a man she married. She earned a bachelor’s degree in literature, followed by an advanced business degree. Her education enabled her to work in high-ranking executive positions for some of the largest corporations in Turkey and travel extensively throughout Europe. In 1996, she fled for her life from her violent husband and arrived in America.
After years of struggle to start her career all over again in a foreign country and failing in many areas of her personal life, Isik went into intense depression. She had a personal encounter with God on the day she was planning her suicide. That day, she received the supernatural healing and redemption of Jesus Christ. In 2009, Isik began hosting a satellite TV program called, “Light for the Heart” on the Kanal Hayat Turkish-language channel. After receiving a tremendous response, two years later she added a live, call-in program that is simulcast on the Turkish and Farsi channels throughout the Middle East and Europe. Today, Isik’s programs are broadcast in 150 countries on five continents in five languages – Turkish, Arabic, Farsi, Urdu and English- reaching more than 373 million households. She hosts radio programs in Turkish and English reaching nearly five million households.
On Facebook alone, Isik has more than five million followers. In 2016, she focused on social media engagement hosting weekly Facebook Live videos called Dream Church. She was awarded the National Religious Broadcaster’s International Impact award for demonstrating a strong personal commitment to proclaiming Christ through electronic media, working with integrity and faithfulness to influence a culture for Christ.
Her message of hope, love and redemption, found only in a loving God, resonates and continues to reach the Muslim world for Christ. As a Muslim background believer, she is uniquely positioned, knowing the culture, language and social norms, to authentically and relationally share the good news of Jesus Christ to Muslims.
- For Isik and her television program that many will come to Christ as a result of her ministry.
- For good health and safety for Isik.
- For her plans this year to start dubbing TV programs into the Indonesian language due to the great demand and interest from Indonesian seekers. As the largest Muslim-populated country in the world, the opportunity to share the gospel is unprecedented.