Arash Ahmadpour is an associate minister at Newark United Pentecostal Church. Arash was born in Iran and came to the United States with his family at the age of five when they fled political persecution. Arash grew up in Lansing, MI. When he was a teenager he attended a small church in Grand Ledge, MI, where his spiritual birth and journey began. He embraced his faith, graduated from Michigan State University, and moved to St. Louis to attend Urshan Graduate School of Theology (UGST). During his studies at seminary, Arash met Meg, the love of his life and partner in ministry. They were married in 2012. After completing their Master of Divinity degrees, Arash and Meg packed up and moved to the East Coast in June of 2013 and joined up in ministry with Dr. Steven Beardsley, a friend and one of their UGST professors.