Our Team

Joe T. Veal

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.

Eric Perkins

Eric Perkins



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.

Wayne & Amy Heaton

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.”

Steve Lyons

Steve Lyons

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.

Terri Lipot

Terri Lipot

Financial Officer


Using her BS Accounting/Finance, Terri has served as a church and mission fund treasurer and as You Turn's Financial Officer. A homeschool mom of four, Terri also enjoys teaching women's Bible studies and Sunday school (all ages). She and her husband Jeff met in high school and married in 1991. Terri loves women's ministry, to read, go to the beach, garden and spend time with family.

"I'm excited to be a part of You Turn Ministry. I have seen God's hand in so many aspects of this ministry since joining in 2013."

Logan Maddox

Logan Maddox

Prospective missionary who is itinerating funds


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!”

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