Daren and Rhoda married December 11, 2005 and now have two children. Together Daren and Rhoda serve in ministry equipping, teaching, and ministering the transforming power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Daren and Rhoda, lead by the Holy Spirit, both came out of the LGBTQ community and married in 2005. Their journey of healing and discipleship in Jesus Christ included 14 years of increasing intimacy with Jesus while serving in their home church.
Daren is serving in the role of Associate Director at Agape First Ministries and responsible for the operations of the organization.
Daren joined Agape First Ministries to further the mission to make Jesus famous, to bring the healing power of God to others through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Rhoda is a trained prayer counselor and intercessor and serves on the prayer team.
Daren is also Associate Pastor of Warroad Community Church where he enjoys serving the church through pastoral care, teaching and preaching, and oversees church operations. Daren hosts the Better Love (betterlove.com) Marriage Conference twice a year at Warroad Community Church to help married couples draw closer to each other and God.
Email: Daren @ agapefirstministries.org
Visit www.voiceofthevoiceless.info and www.madefreeministries.org for more info!
Daren & Rhoda’s E-Letter
Executive Order 23-03 “Gender Affirming Healthcare”
AFM condemns the passage of Governor Walz Executive Order 23-03 as it is unconstitutional and harms children. MN Bill HF146 is likewise harmful.
Fostering a Biblical Identity – A Parents Guide
This guide offers parents a biblical perspective of where we are in culture today, the challenges before us, and the hope we have in God’s truth to be restored to His truth for family and our identity. Restoration of the family is God’s desire for us.
Live and Love More: A Born-Again Marriage: A Testimony Not Allowed To Be Heard
Some loving marriage stories are not being told but are being erased and censored from the public square, even being made criminal. The hope we have in Christ for a transformed heart and renewed mind which proves abundant life in a loving marriage is being attacked and labeled as evil today. Jesus brought together two very unlikely people in a marriage that survived great testing and trials, attacked by popular culture and criticized as a fraud.
Bible News Radio – Stacy Harp interviews Daren Mehl
Bible News Radio host Stacy Lynn Harp interviews Daren Mehl of Voice of the Voiceless. (Also Missionary and Associate Director with Agape First Ministries.) Voice of the Voiceless is a non-profit organization whose mission is to defend the rights of people who are virtually never given a voice in the public square, and — in fact — often told that they don’t exist or are lying: Former homosexuals, individuals that have unwanted same-sex attraction, and the families of these truly marginalized people.
Remember to set your mind on the things of the spirit, not on the flesh. This prayer card is quite helpful and it’s pretty simple using this card – and effective for the tearing down of strongholds, for turning your spirit to the victory in Christ, to aligning your heart, mind, spirit to the Word of God.
Daren Mehl interviewed by Lee Michaels on Crosswalk, AM 980 The Mission
Daren Mehl, President of Voice of the Voiceless, and Associate Director of Agape First Ministries, is interviewed by Lee Michaels of Crosswalk on AM 980 The Mission. On 4/25 Daren shares his testimony of coming out of a gay Christian lifestyle to live faithfully in marriage with his wife Rhoda. On 5/25 the follow up discussion covers the four major doctrines around the LGBTQ issue and Daren speaks of freedom in Christ, the testimony of how Jesus set him free from same sex desires.
Episode 3 – Making Jesus Famous
Agape First Podcast host Daren Mehl is joined by Nate Oyle and Luca Groppoli. All formerly identifying as gay, Jesus set them free and they are now full of joy and life abundantly. They talk about how awesome Jesus is as they make His name famous. #JesusTransforms #AgapeFirst #FreedomUnited #AgapeFirstMinistries #MakeJesusFamous
Hope for Fatherhood
If you are living as a gay man and once had a hope of being married to a woman and having kids and living the best life but you had to give it up when you came out as gay, I want you to know there is still hope in Jesus Christ! Please stick with me through the rest of this article.
Episode 2 – Biden LGBTQ+ Executive Order
The Agape First Ministry team discuss the Biden LGBTQ Executive Order and how it will impact Christian’s, former LGBTQ, our own ministry, and the church at large.
Episode 1 – Introductions
Nate, Daren, and Luca give brief introductions and discuss some of the hallmarks of Agape First Ministries, including a testimony.