Eric and his family have served not only with churches in three states, but also at the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention.
In 2018, Eric was appointed as the President of You Turn Ministries following a long-term partnership through Mobberly Baptist Church.
A native Texan, Eric enjoys traveling, going on dates with his wife, and spending time with his family.
Joe T. Veal
Founder & CEO
Born in Milledgeville Georgia, Joe served in the United States Marine Corps 1984-88. After graduating from the University of Georgia in 1992, he worked in the field of golf course design and construction for twelve years, including several years for Arnold Palmer.
Joe was gloriously saved in 1998, called to preach in 1999 and founded You Turn Ministries in 2004. He and his wife Liz have four children and reside in Ohio.
Lacey's career started with accounting and sales, but instead chose to invest her time in what she is truly passionate about, her family. She has been married to her husband, Eric, for 33 years, they have four children and four grandchildren. Their pursuit of God's will in their lives led them to serving churches in Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi, as well as serving as missionaries in South America.
Since 2018 she has worked as the Executive Administrative Assistant serving the President of You Turn Ministries. She loves traveling to Africa, working with mission teams and with the people of Southeastern Africa. Lacey also enjoys time with her grandchildren, exercising, and teaching Women's Bible Study at her church.
Executive Assistant to the President
Jessika has experience working as an Executive Assistant and helping corporations and non-profits with strategic planning and project management. She also worked for her local church as their Finance Administrator and Youth Ministry Director.
Jessika and her husband of 28 years live in Boerne, Texas and have two children. She loves to read, relax at the beach, and share a good meal with family and friends. She also helps various non-profits with their fundraising events and is fluent in Spanish.
Director of Administration and Logistics
Steve coordinates volunteer teams who work with You Turn. His on-the-ground experiences serving in Malawi have equipped him to help churches plan successful ministry trips. Steve has a missionary endorsement from his home church.
Married to Angela in 1990, Steve enjoys sports and hanging out with his family. Steve works with indigenous You Turn partners showing the Jesus Film, leading discipleship trainings and sharing the Gospel.
Director of Pastor Training Schools
Jay and his family currently live in Oxford, MS. Jay has served as a lead pastor and church planter in Hawaii. He has a passion to see the gospel spread to the ends of the earth through evangelism and church planting.
Jay currently serves as You Turn Ministries’ Director of Pastor Training Schools and develops curriculum in addition to supporting and caring for the teachers of our schools.
Wayne & Amy Heaton
Church Plant Catalyst
"Amy and I were married in 2003. Then God used an 8-year struggle with infertility to prepare, build, and mature our faith. He blessed us with our first son, Timothy, in 2011 and our second son, Samuel, in 2015. Four months before Samuel was born, God called me to Malawi for a short-term mission trip. Since that trip, I have returned every summer and winter to Malawi to share the grace and saving power of the Gospel. Amy and I started going together to Malawi in the summer of 2017. The Lord has led us down many roads and into many villages proclaiming the Gospel and planting churches. We have also been a part of three family conferences where we taught Malawian families the roles of a biblical family. One of these was extremely special because Amy and I rededicated our vows on our 15th wedding anniversary at the close of that family conference."
"After our first trip together, the Holy Spirit laid it on our hearts to become missionaries. So, we began preparing. In May 2021, I will graduate from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with a Master of Theological Studies with a Concentration in Cross-Cultural Missions. Amy earned a certificate in Women’s Studies in International Missions from Southeastern Theological Seminary in 2019. Then after years of praying for God to show us where He would have us serve, He led us to You Turn Ministries."
The Heaton’s are looking forward to working with You Turn to “Reach the Lost People in the Last Places.”
Media Strategist & Missionary
Logan Maddox is a filmmaker, photographer, and marketer from Knoxville, Tennessee. In 2016 he went on his first mission trip with You Turn, and after having a life changing experience he kept returning year after year to help capture all that is happening in Malawi.
Logan wishes to join You Turn as the Media Strategist and Indigenous Citizen Business Advisor, and allow the world to see the daily work of You Turn Ministries.
Logan states, “I am not asking God to bless what I am doing, but simply to allow me to capture all He is blessing!”