Presenting First Stone Ministries
Leading people In the Body of Christ to freedom from homosexuality and sexual brokenness* through a relationship with Jesus Christ as Lord; to reach out to churches, schools, organizations, and the general public by providing education, biblical discipleship, support and AIDS ministry.
To minister healing and restoration in all areas of brokenness. We specialize in leading those caught in a homosexual lifestyle and other areas of sexual brokenness to freedom in Jesus Christ. We are dedicated to the healing of the homosexual, and otherwise sexually broken, and wounded. Freedom from homosexuality is not a method, but a person, Jesus Christ; therefore we are dedicated solely to the purpose of bringing the life of Christ to people who desire to live their lives more like Jesus Christ and His examples given in the scriptures. We minister freedom through a personal and intimate relationship with Jesus Christ as Lord.
To educate churches and Christians how they may respond biblically, compassionately, and knowledgeably to those impacted by homosexuality, relational and sexual sins, abuse and AIDS.
Who We Are
First Stone Ministries was founded in 1976 as Fisher’s of Men Evangelistic Corporation by Frank and Peg Rogers. The ministries’ focus was evangelism until they learned their son was a homosexual. Having discovered that there was no local help, Frank and Peg began putting their ministry focus on the healing of homosexuality. In 1981, the ministries’ name was changed to First Stone Ministries and incorporated as The First Stone Ministries. First Stone is a 501 (C) (3) tax-exempt, non-profit organization, independent and non-denominational.
First Stone Ministries was one of the founding ministries of Exodus International in 1976. Unfortunately, the board of directors of Exodus in 2012 & 2013, under the leadership of Clark Whitten and Alan Chambers led Exodus into a doctrinal error and an internal debacle in leaving Biblical orthodoxy and subsequently imploded the network of ministries in 2013. Exodus is now defunct and closed its doors in 2014 from the failed leadership of Alan Chambers. However, a new 'wine-skin' of great hope was founded in the Restored Hope Network. Most of the mature ministries left Exodus before its closing in 2012 and joined together as Restored Hope Network to continue giving hope of the Gospel of Jesus Christ that gives transformation.
Since its founding in 1976, First Stone Ministries has been an independent nondenominational, Christ-centered, para-church organization. Prior to 1991 First Stone was only a part-time ministry; however, we are now a full-time ministry with ordained ministers and counseling staff and are governed by a Board of Directors to ensure financial and ethical accountability.
FSM was a member of the Restored Hope Network from the founding in 2013 until June of 2019. Stephen Black, Executive Director of First Stone Ministries was one of the founders of the Restored Hope Network and served on the board of directors for the first seven years, but due to term limits, Stephen Black rotated off the RHN board in June of 2018.
What We Offer
Individual Biblical Discipleship
Available by appointment only. Day and some evening hours available. Our one-on-one ministry is biblically based and confidential.
Several groups are offered to minister healing, restoration and education to all who have been hurt by sexual brokenness.
- Living Waters
- New Man Group
- Summer Group
- Parents and Family
We have individual, and team testimonial speakers and periodically host guest speakers to help encourage, strengthen and bring understanding to the Body of Christ in the area of sexual brokenness. We provide multi-denominational programs of testimonies, teaching and song to churches, schools and organizations.
Literature & Educational Materials
Literature is provided to minister restoration and understanding to all who have been distressed by sexual brokenness, homosexuality and AIDS. We provide information, curriculum and testimonies on paper and electronic form, audio and video for those struggling with the issues we address, as well as spouses, parents, family and friends. We now can provide the entire library of literature and videos on one USB media drive.
Ministry specifically to those suffering from HIV/AIDS. This ministry is available to offer comfort, education, understanding and compassion to those who are impacted by HIV and AIDS. (At this time we do not have a leader fulfilling this part of our ministry as we had in our past).
* Sexual Brokenness: Devastation brought about by behaviors outside of God's original intent of sexuality. These include adultery, promiscuity/fornication, homosexuality, lesbianism, sexual abuse, molestation, prostitution, pornography, transexuality and transvestitism.