We woke up Sunday morning, November 20th to news that 5 people had been killed and 25 injured in a shooting at Club Q, a gay nightclub in Colorado Springs on Saturday night..

When I heard about this, my mind was flooded with memories of the shooting in 2016 at the Pulse Nightclub in Florida. So many questions… Why would someone do this? Who would do this? Did I know someone who was there? Of course, these questions are what we ask anytime an act of senseless violence occurs. And there don’t seem to be answers.

This tragedy feels particularly poignant because it is so close to Denver and it happened in a gay club, where many people we know have visited. It breaks our hearts that what was a safe space has been ripped away.

Will you join us in praying for those affected?

Lord, we pray for the families who lost a loved one. Please bring comfort in the midst of their suffering.

We pray for those who were wounded physically during this attack. Please help them to receive the care they need and healing to their bodies. We ask that you meet them in this time of pain.

Lord, this is another attack that feels personal to many people. Please help heal the psychological wounds… fear, anxiety, panic. Lead those struggling to the resources they need to talk and process these feelings.

We ask for Your intervention in our state of Colorado and around the world. Please bring peace, comfort and safety to those directly impacted by this event in Colorado Springs and to those for whom this triggers memories of other tragedies.

We need you, Lord. Please help us to know what to do.


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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