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Our History

Literature And Teaching Ministries (LATM) is an outgrowth of the ministry of College Press Publishing Company of Joplin, Missouri. Don DeWelt, beloved teacher and evangelist, founded College Press in 1959 to supply true-to-the-Scriptures Bible study textbooks.


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International Christian Publishing: Dull or Exciting?

It was 1991. My wife and I traveled from Norfolk, Nebraska to Joplin, Missouri to attend the funeral for Don DeWelt. Don’s son Chris and I had served together several years as missionaries in Chile before returning to the U.S. Chris stepped into his father’s role of leading College Press Publishing Company, and I was teaching missions at Nebraska Christian College. After Don’s funeral, Chris opened a conversation with me.

Board of Directors

Chris DeWelt


Publisher, College Press Publishing Company
Director of Intercultural Studies, Ozark Christian College

Marsha Relyea Miles

Director of Church Mobilization,
Pioneer Bible Translators

Carol DeWelt

Assistant to the Publisher, College Press Publishing Company

Ed Holt

Missionary and Minister, Retired

Jason Casey


Rick Cherok

Professor, Ozark Christian College
Executive Director, Celtic Christian Mission
Editor, College Press

Mike Schrage

Executive Director, Good News Productions, International


Statement of Faith

Literature And Teaching Ministries believes that the Bible is the full and final inspired Word of God and is infallible as an all-sufficient rule of faith and practice; in the deity and full authority of Jesus Christ; that faith in and obedience to Christ are essential for salvation. We also believe in the virgin birth of Christ, His atoning death on the cross, the bodily resurrection, the final judgment, and a literal heaven and hell as taught in the Bible. We believe in the divine origin and character of the Church. We are committed to the restoration of New Testament teaching, principles and practices.