Hope Gathering 2020--In Person

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September 26, 2020

8:00am – 4:30pm

Category: Member Ministry Event



Sat, September 26, 2020

8:00 AM – 4:30 PM EDT


City Church
3100 Bethlehem Church Street
Gastonia, NC 28056

Help 4 Families is holding their 10th Annual Conference. Help 4 Families was founded 16 years ago to minister to families and loved ones who identify as transgender. This conference is for families of loved ones who struggle with their God-given gender. Help 4 Famiiles partners with Living Stones Ministries. Living Stones Ministries was founded 23 years ago to minister to family members with loved ones identifying as homosexual.. The ministeries stand together working with families and loved ones with gender,sexual, and relational brokeness. Testimonies will be a part of the day.

Key Note and Speakers include:

Dr. Robert Gagnon is Professor of New Testament Theology at Houston Baptist University. Previously he was a tenured Associate Professor of New Testament at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, teaching there for 23 years (1994-2017). He is also an ordained elder at a Presbyterian Church (USA) in Pittsburgh. He is the author of The Bible and Homosexual Practice: Texts and Hermeneutics (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2001; 520 pgs.); co-author (with Dan O. Via) of Homosexuality and the Bible: Two Views (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2003; 125 pgs.); and, as a service to the church, provides a large amount of free material on the web dealing with Scripture and homosexuality. 

Denise Shick is the Founder and Executive Director of Help 4 Families ministry. She is the author of My Daddy's Secret and several books that discuss the transgender world for family members, and their loved ones. Denise works diligently with church leaders to bring an understanding of the emotional and spiritual confusion that people face when a loved one faces gender issues.

Roderick Heard spent majority of life screaming out, “HELP”. I wondered would I ever be free; will this pain of sexual brokenness and identity crisis ever go away? Jesus found me right in the middle of all my brokenness.

Roderick is driven to help those who are struggling their identity to find who God truly created them to be. He is a lead teacher and serves on the leadership team for a not-for-profit Christian ministry dedicated to mentoring leaders. He is currently a co-worship leader for a Church in Acworth, GA. He resides in Northwest GA.

Roderick is driven to help those who are struggling their identity to find who God truly created them to be.

Sherry Holt prayed, "God, how did I get here and how can I get out," as she found herself in a lesbian lifestyle. Her testimony is how God answered those questions. She is the co-facilitator in "Journey to Freedom," a group established for women who seek freedom from unwanted same sex attraction.

Aldreques King -Before knowing Jesus, Aldreques’ life was plagued with depression, anxiety, and identity issues. He spent the first two decades of his life living in the trenches of sexual and relational brokenness and addiction to survive childhood trauma. It wasn’t until meeting a community of loving Christian believers that Aldreques began to know Jesus truly and experience wholeness.

For more information and to register, click here.

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