CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES TO JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES
NOTE: Below is a list of ministries we recommend, but we do not oversee their work as they operate each of their missions independently from ours. Although some of their styles of evangelism differ from the methods we use in our ministry, they all agree with us on the basic fundamentals of beliefs and goals in reaching Jehovah’s Witnesses with the truth of the Gospel.
I was not raised in a family that attended Church beyond weddings and funerals. I was saved when I was fifteen years old, and reading the Bible for the first time was so meaningful for me. I was discipled by a pastor that taught me the importance of evangelism, and I immediately began to visit neighbor hood homes to share with the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
As I visited, I kept encountering members of both the Jehovah’s Witnesses (the Watchtower) and the Mormons (the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints). I sought out information about such cults including from the ministry I am currently the president of, Religion Analysis Service (ras.org), which began my journey in counter-cult evangelism. I was soon introduced to the ministry of Walter Martin, the author of the classic work The Kingdom of the Cults and the original host of the radio program The Bible Answer Man.
Feel free to contact me through my website - Religion Analysis Service: https://ras.org/ While visiting the website, sign up for a free on-line version of our journal The Discerner.
Or you can call me at: 651-315-0781Read more
Don McAreavy and the Vigilant Minds Ministry in Canada
I must confess that first and foremost my passion is for Biblical doctrine and truth. I hold a Master’s Degree from Ambrose University College and have been engaged in witnessing in some form or another for about 30 years. I worked at the Calgary office of Christian Research Institute for 10 years with Mormonism being my primary area of study. During this time I also worked with former Mormons to establish a chapter of Saints Alive in Jesus. We had weekly presentations of the God Makers video with a Question and Answer session following. Over this is period we also hosted engagements in Alberta with noted speakers Walter Martin, Dick Baer, Ed Decker, Granny Geer, James Spencer and others.Read more
Dave has been a missionary with Macedonia World Baptist Missions since 1982. He founded Baptist World Cult Evangelism - BWCE) in 1994 to evangelize the un-reached with the true Jesus of the Bible, the Eternal Son of God. Dave says:
"In the 40 years of speaking with Mormons and Jehovah's Witnesses, I have never found one who believed John 1:3 (All things were made by him [Jesus Christ]; and without him was not any thing made that was made.) All things would include matter and Michael the Archangel. One cannot believe in a false god or a false Jesus and have true salvation." Jesus said, 'I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins; for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins (John 8:24).'"Read more
Justin Alfred - Word in Life Ministries
Justin Alfred holds a Masters in Near Eastern Languages and Cultures from the University of California, Los Angeles and is an Adjunct Professor at the Haggard Graduate School of Theology in San Diego, CA. He serves on the Board of Directors of our Witnesses for Jesus Inc ministry and is also the president of Word in Life Ministries. Learn more about Justin here.Read more
MELISSA - EPHESIANS 2 MINISTRY
HOW I BECAME A CHRISTIAN
Growing up, the ‘God’ that I was taught about was the ‘New Age’ view of God. We went to church when I was a kid, but not regularly. My Mom was very much a ‘free thinker’ and extremely unbiased when it came to others beliefs. Because of that, I learned to be very open-minded and tolerant of other people’s beliefs, no matter what they were. We were taught to find the ‘common ground’ in what we all believed. In a sense, it was a type of ‘salad bar’ belief system - just take what you want from each religion or belief, and go with it...
Ironically, I never knew there was a word for these beliefs until after I left them. I never knew we had ‘New Age’ beliefs. It was always a ‘higher consciousness’ or ‘spiritually awakened’ instead of ‘New Age’. The trickiest part is that it’s an extremely loving, giving, harmonious, peaceful, attractive and blissful belief system. It was the perfect deception. Read more...
Patrick J. Knapp, MA, PhD, ChB. Pat’s initial interest in cult recovery stems from his own involvement in an aberrant bible-based group (1970-1984). His recovery came as a result of individual and marriage counseling, in addition to several years of work in and facilitating support groups for former cult members and their loved ones. His MA philosophy of religion thesis was titled: “The Place of Mind-Control in the Cult Recovery Process” (Knapp, 2000). For over 25 years he formally mentored Denver Seminary students for spiritual formation. He has completed nearly 100 semester hours in Marriage and Family Counseling (Professional Track) at Gordon-Conwell in Charlotte NC and earned a PhD in Pastoral Psychology at Graduate Theological Foundation (GTF).Read more
KEITH AND BECKY WALKER OF EVIDENCE MINISTRIES
- Challenging Jehovah's Witnesses and Mormons with the Evidence for the Truth of Biblical Christianity
MELISSA'S TESTIMONY OUT OF NEW AGE INTO BIBLICAL CHRISTIANITY
Growing up, the ‘God’ that I was taught about was the ‘New Age’ view of God. We went to church when I was a kid, but not regularly. My Mom was very much a ‘free thinker’ and extremely unbiased when it came to others beliefs. Because of that, I learned to be very open-minded and tolerant of other people’s beliefs, no matter what they were. We were taught to find the ‘common ground’ in what we all believed. In a sense, it was a type of ‘salad bar’ belief system- just take what you want from each religion or belief, and go with it.
My great Grandparents were Christian Scientists, so my family embraced a lot of their teachings. We believed in the teachings of Jerry and Esther Hicks, Oprah, Eckhart Tolle, Emmet Fox, Rhonda Byrne, James Redfield and many many more New Age/New Thought teachers.
Jesus was very much looked like as the other great teachers of history. He was ‘God in the flesh’ only in the sense that He became ‘awakened’ and tapped into His Godhood -- something we all can do. In short -- it’s the serpent’s lie. You can be your own ‘God’ in this type of New Age belief system.
Ironically, I never knew there was a word for these beliefs until after I left them. I never knew we had ‘New Age’ beliefs. It was always a ‘higher consciousness’ or ‘spiritually awakened’ instead of ‘New Age’. The trickiest part is that it’s an extremely loving, giving, harmonious, peaceful, attractive and blissful belief system. It was the perfect deception.Read more
TIM and Tracy
I was raised in a Catholic family, went to Catholic School for 4 years, and practiced Catechism until graduation from high school. But I only knew of "dos" and "donts", and never really got anything out of it. In fact, the emptiness led to a rebellious time period spanning quite a number of years. In the midst of those years, I became engaged to be married to a Jehovah's Witness young lady. Since I was going to be having a marriage with a Jehovah's Witness, I thought it was a good idea to investigate the group. In doing so, I found so much mind control and lies (factually and Biblically) that it doomed my relationship (Praise God!). It was only several years later that I became a Christian.Read more
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.Read more
DISPEL THE DARKNESS - Tom and Pat McGovern
For thirty years, I (Tom) was the slave of an organization that calls itself Jehovah’s Witnesses. Since I had sincerely given my life to Jesus as a teenager, how could I have fallen prey to their deception… and for so long? I believe it was because I never associated with a church on a long-term basis and was not discipled so as to understand the difference between biblical teaching and cultic propaganda. I am grateful to the Lord that He has delivered me.Read more
One-on-One Ex-Jehovah's Witness Christian Biblical Discipleship over the Phone
Are you out of Jehovah's Witnesses but lost and confused not knowing what to believe?
Matthew 11:28-30: “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
Todd and Betty with Make Sure Ministries know how you feel and they want to help. They offer a Christian / Biblical Outreach to help people struggling with their experiences in the Jehovah's Witnesses.
UPDATE: December 2020 - Todd when home to be with the Lord, but Betty is still available to answer calls and encourage you in your faith.Read more