Charles P. Chiniquy (30 July 1809 – 16 January 1899) was a French Canadian Catholic priest who left the Roman Catholic Church after coming to true Biblical salvation. As a Catholic Priest he had established a Catholic colony in St. Ann Illinois later converting his parish to a Presbyterian Church. He rode the lecture circuit denouncing the Catholic Church. He warned of plots by the Vatican to take control of the United States by importing Catholic immigrants from Ireland, Germany, and France, and suggested that the Vatican was behind the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. He authored many books and spent his remaining years trying the rescue the lost held in bondage to the Catholic Church.