We are an inter-denominational, Christ-centered ministry helping men and women find freedom in their struggle with same-sex attraction. We are primarily a discipleship and mentoring ministry. We deal with basic issues of growing as a follower of Jesus Christ and believe that by growing in our relationship with God, we will progressively walk into the freedom that is found in Christ and into holiness.
We specifically provide:
- A weekly support group for Christians struggling with same-sex attraction.
- A monthly support group for the friends and family of those who experience same-sex attraction.
- Referral to counselors and therapists.
- Ongoing mentoring, teaching and support, one on one and in group settings.
- Speakers for churches or fellowship groups seeking to learn about same-sex attraction.
Brief History of the Ministry
Alive in Christ is a direct successor to a ministry first started by Peter Robicheau in 1984. Peter was a graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and later was appointed a deacon of Park Street Church in Boston. Over the next 13 years, Peter and his fellow workers ministered in a self-sacrificing way to more than 100 people seeking transformation in their sexual lives including Protestants, Catholics, and Jews, both men and women.
Peter died of a previously undiagnosed epileptic condition in August of 1997. Since that time the leadership of the ministry has included Bill Taylor, Keith Johnston, and Hugh Rutledge. The current director is Brenna Kate Simonds.
Brenna Kate Simonds has been learning to walk in freedom from same-sex attraction, disordered eating, self-injury, self-loathing, and chronic low self-esteem over 14 years. For close to a decade, she has directed Alive in Christ while ministering to others with life-controlling issues. Because of this, she has had the opportunity to be in “The Boston Globe,” award-winning documentary “Just As I Am,” and the TV show, “Pure Passion.” She is the author of a book entitled Learning to Walk in Freedom. Brenna’s favorite pastimes are running, singing, gluten-free cooking and enjoying the company of her husband and their two sons.