Joe T Veal
Raised in Milledgeville, GA, Joe T. Veal served as a Marine, had a career as a landscape architect, but considers his greatest achievement to be living each day as a passionate disciple of Jesus Christ.
Today, as president of You Turn Ministries, Joe travels the world, sharing the Gospel in his unique, down-to-earth style with people in the U.S., Africa, India, the Dominican Republic, and across the world. But in 1998, Joe’s life was riddled with sin and emptiness. His family, his job… his very life… hung in the balance.
Joe was saved after hearing the Gospel, through the power of Jesus Christ, and his life was miraculously transformed. Since 1999, Joe has dedicated his life to winning people into the Kingdom of God with every resource he has available. This passion has also developed a plan for teaching pastors and church leaders, and for providing care centers for orphans in the countries where You Turn is actively evangelizing.
Married in 1985, Joe and his wife, Liz, have four children and reside in Springboro, OH. They attend Urbancrest Baptist Church where Joe continues to serve as Staff Evangelist. Besides his military service, Joe has been a Children’s Pastor for Urbancrest Baptist Church and a church planter for the North American Mission Board. Joe’s twelve years in the field of golf course design and construction management included time as a golf course architect for PGA champion Arnold Palmer.