CHANGED (#oncegay) is a community of friends who once identified as LGBTQ+. Today, we celebrate the love of Jesus and His freedom in our lives.
Bethel Church, Redding, California
We are a vibrant family of hope-filled believers who deeply experience the love and presence of God and partner with Jesus to express the joy and power of His kingdom in every area of life.
Andy Comiskey, Desert Stream
Desert Stream was founded in 1980 by Andrew and Annette Comiskey and for over 35 years has existed to proclaim the healing and transforming power of Jesus Christ for all persons, and specifically for the sexually and relationally broken. Desert Stream Ministries is built on a foundation of compassion, integrity, and dependence on God. They equip the body of Christ to restore broken individuals through the healing groups of Living Waters and through leadership trainings for the local Church. For more information, visit the DSM website at www.desertstream.org or to find a local group, visit www.desertstream.org/groups/.
Stephen Black, First Stone Ministries
Stephen serves as Chairman on the board of directors for Restored Hope Network (RHN) which was formed in June of 2012 to supply a biblically orthodox network of ministries to the sexually broken after the collapse and closure of Exodus International.
First Stone Ministries receives its name from John 8:7, ”Let him who is without sin cast the first stone.” First Stone Ministries specializes in ministering healing and restoration to those caught in all forms of sexual brokenness, including sexual abuse, pornography addiction, and homosexuality.
Liz lives in South Carolina with her husband Andy. They’ve been married since 2005 and have spent the majority of their marriage ministering to and mentoring people in areas of sexual wholeness and identity.
In 2015, Liz authored The God of My Parents and launched a blog furthering the discussion of sexual brokenness and other relevant issues facing the church. She also speaks and teaches in the areas in which she has overcome in sexual brokenness, identity, and spiritual formation. She has spoken in churches such as Bethel, Redding, CA and MorningStar Ministries, Fort Mill, SC.
Kris was born in California, and has lived in Orange County, California for 32 years. She comes from a professional sports background as a member of the LPGA and is still involved in the golf arena. Kris has been a Christian for 20 years, serving in various ministry capacities in her home church and abroad. She has been involved in ministering to those who are coming out of a gay, lesbian, or transgender lifestyle since 2006, and started Coming Out Again Ministries in 2009. Having come from a lesbian/same sex attraction background herself, she is a much sought after and requested speaker on the topic of homosexuality.
Restored Hope Network is a coalition of more than 55 Christian ministries, pastors, and counselors in the US committed to serving those seeking Christ-centered answers for sexual and relational problems. Many of our members and affiliates have national and international extended relationships as well. Our friend Anne Paulk is executive director.
The mission of Voice of the Voiceless is to defend the rights of former homosexuals, individuals with unwanted same-sex attraction, and their families. We also support the faith-based community and work actively in the United States to defend the constitutional rights of all Americans to share their views of homosexuality in the public forum. We support similar international efforts and provide assistance, whenever possible, to individuals and organizations abroad who align with our mission and goals.
The Transformation Center houses various inner healing, counseling, and deliverance ministries provided locally at Bethel and around the world. Anchored by the Sozo Ministry, individual, marriage, and family counseling is available from seasoned pastoral counselors.
Church United is changing and shaping the moral culture of our communities in California. The strategy is to equip pastors as culture-changers by sending them to Washington, D.C. and Sacramento, California for annual Awakening Tours. These events have built a 500 (and growing) California pastoral network. The tours are followed by Regional Briefings and further-developing personal relationships amongst Regional Pastors of Influence.
A Living Letter
On a mission to build up the Church to understand and respond to the issues of sexual brokenness from a fully biblical foundation, equally rooted in truth and love.
Hope Is More Than A Word, More Than A Wish — It Is A Person, Jesus Christ. Our hope is anchored in Him, not an event or an outcome, but in the nature of who He is. We are seeking to connect people to this reality, a hope that cannot be shaken.
Anchored For Life
Anchored for Life is a voice of hope and the love of Christ to those desiring freedom from same sex attraction, homosexuality, and other sexual issues. In an age of gender confusion and identity crisis, we help people on their journey into freedom. Through discipleship, prayer, and wisdom gained from my own journey, we hope to be an anchor to those on thier journey into sexual freedom. We provide an anchor of support to loved ones, families and parents who have a loved one in SSA, homosexuality and other sexual bondage.
A Diverse Group Of Former Homosexuals And Transgenders Sharing Our Testimonies And Celebrating Our Freedom.