THE MINISTRY OF MIDWEST CHRISTIAN OUTREACH
Don’s Website: midwestoutreach.org
Don and Joy Veinot
L.L. (Don) Veinot Jr. is co-founder and President of Midwest Christian Outreach, Inc., a national apologetics ministry and mission to new religious movements based in Wonder Lake, IL USA. It has branch offices in Spring Hill, FL, Cape Coral, FL, Quincy, IL and Lohrville, IA. He, along with his wife of 41 years, Joy, have been involved in discernment ministry as missionaries to New Religious Movements since 1987.
Don grew up with no church background. His father was an atheist and Don held that worldview until his early 20’s. After the birth of their first child, his wife Joy rededicated her life to Christ and asked Don to read some material in defense of Christianity and the evidence led him to accept salvation through Jesus Christ on September 6, 1974.
A few years later, Joy met some Jehovah’s Witnesses on a bowling league. In her desire to teach them with the gospel, she and Don did research on Jehovah’s Witnesses. In 1987, they began reaching out to Jehovah’s Witnesses with pre-recorded phone help-lines and in 1992 over the Internet. Due to an ever-increasing frequency in being contacted for information regarding other groups and religious teachers, inside and outside the church, they founded Midwest Christian Outreach, Inc in 1995. Their Journal has writings on a large number of topics including a variety of false religious groups, such as the Jehovah’s Witnesses and Mormons, and false teachers within the church and cultural issues including evolution, creation, and relativism. Don regularly speaks at conferences and in churches.
Don attends a non-denominational church in Illinois. He is a frequent guest on various radio and television broadcasts including The John Ankerberg Show as well as being a staff researcher and writer for the Midwest Outreach Journal and is co-author of, A Matter of Basic Principles: Bill Gothard and the Christian Life, contributing author of Preserving Evangelical Unity: Welcoming Diversity in Non-Essentials, as well as articles in the CRI Journal, PFO Quarterly Journal, Campus Life Magazine, Journal of the International Society of Christian Apologetics, Midwestern Journal of Theology and other periodicals.
He was ordained to the ministry by West Suburban Community Church of Lombard, IL, at the Garden of Gethsemane in Jerusalem, Israel in March of 1997. Don is a charter member of ISCA (International Society of Christian Apologetics) and is also the current President of Evangelical Ministries to New Religions (EMNR), a consortium of Counter cult/apologetic and discernment ministries from around the country.
HOW TO CONTACT:
Don And Joy Veinot
Midwest Christian Outreach
PO Box 446
Wonder Lake, IL 60097