The holiday season is upon us! This, of course, brings with it the possibility of family interactions that may be difficult. This can be particularly true of families who do not see eye-to-eye on LGBTQ+ matters. Over the years, we have written quite extensively about family dynamics and what to do when a family member comes out of the closet. Here are a few to look over as you prepare for family visits and holiday celebrations.

Family Matters by Mary Heathman

Help! My Child Just Came Out to Me, What Do I Do? By Roger Jones

3 Things You SHOULD NOT Do and 3 Things You SHOULD Do When Your Child “Comes Out” by Roger Jones

Childhood Gender Dysphoria: Options to Consider As a Parent for Your Struggling Child by Scott Kingry

My Child Just “Came Out” to Me. Where Do We Go From Here? by Jill Huston


Roger Jones

Roger Jones

Executive Director

In the spring of 1995, the conflict Roger felt between his faith and his sexuality, as well as an addiction to pornography, led him to WGA. His personal journey has provided him unique insights into sexuality and the pain of adversity, which he shares through his testimony, facilitation of small groups, writing and public speaking.

Roger began working with WGA in October of 1996 as the Assistant office Manager. Since that time, he has worn many hats and served in several different positions, including Assistant Program Director and Operations Director. In April of 2007, Roger assumed the position of Executive Director.

Roger attended West Texas A&M University, where he studied Music Business. Much of his training has been “on the job,” where he was mentored by the ministry’s Founder, Mary Heathman, and the Program Director, Scott Kingry. He holds a BA from West Texas A&M University.

Roger, his wife Jill, and their daughter Julia and son William, attend Celebration Community Church where Jill serves as Senior Pastor.

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