Pastor Jonah Shiba was born and raised in Iraq. He received Christ as his Savior in 1990 while in the Iraqi army. In 1994, he married his wife, Layla, and together they have two daughters, Joy and Grace. Pastor Shiba received his theological training at the Jordan Evangelical Theological Seminary, (JETS), and was ordained through the Assyrian Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Baghdad in 2003. He is currently a member of the Chicago (IL) Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church (USA). He and his wife established the “Family Life Development Foundation”, (FLDF), and through which they minister to over 120,000 Assyrians through a two-hour radio ministry every Saturday evening. They also host a worldwide satellite TV ministry that reaches thousands more. He currently is a parish associate at First Presbyterian Church (USA), Evanston, IL.