Our History

The History of Point Man


Point Man International Ministries was founded by Bill Landreth in 1984. Bill was a Vietnam veteran who served with the Americal Division. For years he had suffered from what is known as PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). Having many symptoms of PTSD, Bill couldn't get all of his needs met by the Veterans Administration (VA). We believe that the VA provides a very necessary and important role on the road to most veteran’s recovery, but the concentration does not target the "spiritual" part of man.

Since 1984, when Seattle Police Officer and Vietnam Veteran Bill Landreth noticed he was arresting the same people each night, he discovered most were Vietnam vets like himself that just never seemed to have quite made it home. He began to meet with them in coffee shops and on a regular basis for fellowship and prayer. Soon, Point Man Ministries was conceived and became a staple of the Seattle area. Bills untimely death soon after, put the future of Point Man in jeopardy.

However, Chuck Dean, publisher of a Veterans self help newspaper, Reveille, had a vision for the ministry and developed it into a system of small groups across the USA for the purpose of mutual support and fellowship. These groups are known as Outposts. Worldwide there are hundreds of Outposts and Home Front groups serving the families of veterans .PMIM is run by veterans from all conflicts, nationalities and backgrounds.

Although, the primary focus of Point Man has always been to offer spiritual healing from PTSD, Point Man today is involved in group meetings, publishing, hospital visits, conferences, supplying speakers for churches and veteran groups, welcome home projects and community support. Just about any where there are Vets there is a Point Man presence. All services offered by Point Man are free of charge.

Point Man Intl.Ministries is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization.

We receive no Government Support.

We rely totally on donations.