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Louis DeMeo, BFA, M.A., M.Div

Louis DeMeo has been planting churches since 1976. He and his wife, Janey, spent 22 years in France where they founded a church, one of the first Christian Schools and a major Theological Institute which trained French missionaries and pastors—many of whom then started churches in other parts of France or other countries. The DeMeos have traveled all over the world to mentor leaders in ministry, but their major thrust has been France, Italy and French-speaking Western Africa.  


In 2004, the DeMeos moved from France to California where Louis continues to mentor men, church-plant and evangelize as well as traveling to do overseas missions. He has formed several men's groups in San Diego area, and Orange County. He also planted a house church in San Clemente and Newport Beach.

Louis and Janey taught in their Theological Institute in France for 20 years, and then taught for two years at the Calvary Chapel Bible College in southern California. They have an M. Div and M.A. from Luther Rice University. Louis also founded Christian Surfers in France and became the chaplain for the WCT pro-surfers tournament. Prior to ministering in France, Louis planted churches in Montreal (Canada), Central New Jersey and Cape Cod.

In France, Louis DeMeo’s work was catalyst to the planting of 4 churches in France and 16 other churches in West French Africa, Romania, Albania, Switzerland... He also trained pastors who work in Spain and Italy.

Having been mentored by many quality men of God such as Howard Hendricks, Stephen Olford (who influenced Billy Graham), Gene Getz, Carl Stevens, Ron Long, and Chuck Smith, 

Louis continues to mentor men.  He is best known as a mentor, life coach, discipler of men, pastor and inspirational teacher. 

Janey DeMeo is the founding director of Orphans First, a non-profit ministry to orphans and suffering children around the world (with homes and programs in India, Mexico, Siberia…):

She is also a Bible teacher, women's speaker, author and freelance writer: Her book, Heaven Help Me Raise These Children! provides biblical direction to practical parenting issues. (French version, Mon Dieu, ces enfants!: Her writing has appeared in many mainstream magazines.

The DeMeos also pioneered religious liberty issues in France, which connected them with the U.S. State dept. and several US congressmen and senators have since remained friends.

Louis is Italian-American, and Janey is British. They have two grown children who were born in France, and now grandchildren. They all speak English, French & Italian.

The DeMeos are passionate about serving Christ, sharing His Word and prayer. They speak on most Bible-related issues and a whole plethora of subjects (see their websites.)

You may contact the DeMeos directly and propose a subject of your choice.

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A pastor since 1979, Louis DeMeo has been heavily involved in church planting and evangelism. Having lived internationally for over 25 years, Louis has been called to share God's Word around the world through evangelism, Bible teaching and discipleship. Louis founded one of France's largest Bible colleges from 1984 to present where numerous pastors and teachers have shared in his work. Louis DeMeo currently heads up Men's Groups throughout Southern California, discipling men and couples, teaching the Bible and counseling.

Louis and his wife, Janey, have their M. Div and M.A. from Luther Rice University. Louis is also an integral part of Orphans First (, a non-profit ministering to orphans and impoverished children in several countries and founded by Janey DeMeo.


Congressman Tom Tancredo

"The DeMeos stood up for the Gospel during their two decades in France in spite of pressures, challenges and various forms of discrimination. 

Their work has included the planting of churches, a day school and seminary as well as working on religious liberty issues.  I consider them to be people of integrity and warmth, with tenacious leadership qualities."

Bill Myers - Author-producer

"Louis is one of those rare men of God  who is gifted with being both a visionary and shepherd. His commitment to seeking God's will and setting about to accomplish it no matter how difficult the call, is equal only to his care and compassion for the individual. 

I count it a pleasure to know Louis and envy any who would have the opportunity to work side by side with him. His commitment, persistence, and compassion is an example for us all."

Doug Wead - Author. speaker, former Assistant to the President GHW Bush

" The work that Louis did in 22 yrs. in France was one of the most effective evangelical outreaches in that country in its history.  A difficult assignment, with mammoth cultural and legal challenges. 

Both Louis and Janey are of excellent character, both are driven by their love of God and a desire to help others.  Janey's work in India with abused and orphaned children, is the most recent example of the kind of program they can ignite and bring to completion.  I cannot recommend them any higher."

Bill Bright - Campus Crusade

"We continue to be excited by all the marvelous things our Great God and Savior is accomplishing through you in France. Truly,  He has used you powerfully to make a tremendous impact in that lost and troubled country."


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