Married 39 years, wife: Janis
Son: Lance, Insurance Adjuster, Maintainence Mechanic
Daughter: Donnelle, Married, Graduate of Arkansas Tech University, Russellville, Arkansas
1968 Graduate of Elkins High School outside Fayetteville, Arkansas.
1975 graduate of the Northside school of preaching, (seminary) Harrison, Arkansas.
Don has been in public speaking since age 13.
Among the Jaycees’ “Outstanding Young Men of America,” 1980.
Don’s preaching ministry spans 31 years in only two different cities, Shawnee, Oklahoma and Ardmore, Oklahoma.
Don worked for 7 years helping produce a television program Christian magazine which received national recognition in the magazine, Christianity Today.
Don has written several books, including: 2 Peter 3: The Late Great Kingdom, reprinted now under the title of the Elements Shall Melt with Fervent Heat; Who is This Babylon? (Second Edition), Like Father Like Son, on Clouds of Glory, Into All The World Then Comes The End, The Last Days Identified, Seal Up Vision and Prophecy, Can God Tell Time?, Israel: 1948, Countdown To No Where, Blast From The Past: The Truth About Armageddon, Leaving the Rapture Behind, Seventy Weeks are Determined…for the Resurrection; How Is This Possible (third reprint, revised and enlarged, 2009). Some of Preston’s works have been translated into six different languages, and reprinted several times.
Don’s book, Who is this Babylon?, A Study of Revelation, has received critical acclaim. He is currently at work on several other manuscripts. A book on 1 Thessalonians 4:13 is due out in 2009, Lord willing. Preston is also working on books on the parables of Jesus, the Olivet Discourse, the significance of circumcision in New Testament eschatology, the Song of Moses and eschatology, and others.
Preston’s writings have appeared in almost every major religious periodical of the churches of Christ.
Mr. Preston is an experienced debater, and has participated in several formal public debates as well as radio debates. his opponents include some of the leading evangelical leaders of the day, including:
- Thomas Ice, co-founder with Tim Lahaye, of the Pre-Trib Research Center,
- Harold Hoehner of Dallas Theological Seminary,
- Dr. David Engelsma of Reformed Theological Seminary,
- C. Marvin Pate of Moody College,
- Dr. F. Lagard Smith, and other notable theologians.
He has participated in live interviews on such christian talk shows as “Salt and Light” in St. Louis, Missouri.
Mr. Preston‘s web address is www.eschatology.org. His personal address is firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition to this website, Mr. Preston is also the personal owner of www.bibleprophecy.com, one of the top rated sites for the study of prophecy.
The websites contain many articles written by Don and other writers from around the country. They welcome open discussion and study.
Don served as minister for the Ardmore church of Christ, for 16 years. He resigned in order to devote himself full time to research writing, seminars and debates.
Hobbies include collecting and restoring old cars, especially early mustangs, and old pickups; fishing, hunting, internet research, reading, etc.