The Meeting House Interview

Daren Mehl shares his testimony of coming out of the gay identity and lifestyle as a Christian on The Meeting House podcast with Bob Crittenden. Aired on Faith Radio June 22nd, 2023.

The Hope Report – Daren Interview

June is both a month of intense warfare for Daren Mehl and a time to thank God for the radical rescue mission that saved him. Years ago, Daren and his future wife were both same-sex attracted – but one touch of the Holy Spirit changed everything. They repented and turned toward a journey of healing and discipleship in Jesus!

Today, Daren serves as Associate Pastor of Warroad Community Church and is Associate Director of Agape First Ministries, an organization that helps people struggling with sexual and gender identity while standing for Biblical truth. Join us for Daren’s powerful testimony on the Wednesday edition of the Hope Report at 1 Eastern!

The Hope Report is here to do just that….bring hope in the name of Jesus Christ. This faith-based podcast provides a community for believers (and anyone curious about faith!) where we can give each other a hand up in the same way that Jesus gives each of us His hand whenever we need the support. The Hope Report is brought to you by the Lindell Recovery Network, an addiction-focused non-profit serving recovering addicts, and hosted by Melissa Huray and Jason Perry, both of whom have had lives touched by addiction and other struggles. The podcast features inspirational testimonies and interviews, bible studies, addiction counseling and resources, regular segments with military and law enforcement veterans, and opportunities for listeners to engage with the community.

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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.

Daren Mehl interviewed by Lee Michaels on Crosswalk, AM 980 The Mission

Crosswalks are essential for pedestrians to safely navigate the chaos of a busy intersection. They provide a safe route to follow through a potentially dangerous situation. Similarly, when we keep our eyes on Christ and the cross, and walk in his word, we are given a clear, narrow path to guide us through life. Join us on “crosswalk” here on 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.


4/25/2022 Episode #560 - Daren Mehl Testimony

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5/25/2022 Episode #582 - Daren Mehl LGBT Doctrines

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Differing views on LGBTQ

Conversations That Matter Podcast: Responding to Christian Homosexuality Part 1

wow. this is really powerful and heavy insight into the pain of this snare! I am so appreciative of Daren sharing this… I kind of gasp considering that if his experience was what the children of the 90s were already going through, what on earth must these poor children today be trying to contend with? I mean we know what to tell our children NOT to do, but that body image insight of going to the gym and confronting the TRUTH that he is a man, may be very helpful practical direction for a youth pastor to help combat the active agenda in society to feminize young men!


In Truth By Grace

Sir, thank you for telling your story. I think you’re gonna help a lot of people. You made me realize that I was one of those “mean girls” in school that picked on guys who weren’t really macho. I am so sorry I did that!!! I repent of my cruelty and I ask God to forgive me. If you see this message, I hope you will let me apologize to you on behalf of the people who picked on you. 

I see so clearly now how I bent to peer pressure and went along with the crowd, probably because of my insecurities, definitely because of my sinful nature. I was so about trying to please people who really didn’t care about me that I missed the opportunity to get to know people like you that would have probably been a better friend! Keep fighting the good fight, Brother! God is using you greatly!



I don’t usually comment but I have to on this video. I want to thank John for having Daren on. The Church needs to learn how to deal with this in Love. But we must deal with it. This has been on my heart recently and look forward to being educated to help. Daren you had me crying, to see your wife stand by you just moved me. Spiritual warfare is real and Christian’s need to wake up to this fact. Thanks again Daren for your openness.


Moe and Jym

I actually weeping with joy for this testimony – we have such a problem with unnamed sin and shame in the church, this should not be. And we know truly there but for the grace of God go I – if one part of the Body is suffering, we all suffer. I’ve been given youth pastor duties alongside worship leading I was already doing and I know I have some youth struggling with this temptation/confusion. This will help many. Thank you Jon and Daren.



More content like this on this topic is necessary today. Today’s youth AND adults need as much content available as possible, that correctly addresses this issue, as they can get. We’ll done Daren and and thank you for being a brave man. God bless.



Thank you to Daren for being willing to share his story. It’s so helpful when brave people tell of God’s powerful love and redemption in this struggle. We certainly hear more than enough from those who swear they cannot change, that God’s grace is not sufficient, that the church has failed them so they are not responsible. I’ll be following Daren’s blog and ministry to hopefully learn. I have a fair number of friends in the gay community who I want to share the gospel with.


D Trip

I’m looking forward to hearing more about specific ways we can walk with someone struggling versus having an expectation to “just not sin.” While this guest has identified and experienced the awkward silence and often abject refusal to discuss the topic of sexuality, I think we have a lot to learn about how to be brothers and sisters coming alongside each other in many areas of pain caused by sin. I’m looking forward to tomorrow’s conclusion. I’m grateful that God is giving boldness to men and women to bring these issues into the light. Darren is talking like a godly man.

Stacy Dixon

Bro got saved when he cheated on his wife. Legit saved. Not, I “received Christ” (i.e. I kinda like this Jesus thing). Regeneration. Born of the Spirit. New life.

God does good things to call people to Himself before conversion. Romans 2:4, John 9, Ac. 10. The Church will flourish when She regains a Biblical theology of Regeneration. This man articulated what that looks like. Thanks for sharing, Brother!

Jon, when you say, “When you cheated on your wife, God broke your pride.” Yep. THAT is regeneration. How do we know? “God opposes the proud, and gives grace to the humble.” He couldn’t put-off and put-on until he was regenerated. He said himself that everything previous was self-righteousness. And he was right.


Wow, I have never known how to help a homosexual to overcome. Also just advised them not to act on it, be celibate rather. This video has provided vital information to us all. Thank you to you both. I hope that we will find more restored people sharing their testimony of overcoming with us because this is greatly needed more than ever now.


Lea Williams

Such an important post and a clear message from God through this brother. His testimony cut deep in my heart as there is always something we can relate to about our sin and God’s mercy 🙏


Nelida Scott

Thank you to Jon Harris at Conversations That Matter podcast, from, for the interview.

There’s a lot of talk in Christian circles today about whether or not same-sex attraction is sinful. Daren Mehl answers some questions about whether homosexuality is an orientation, if Christians are delivered from it, and what Churches should do in responding to the LGBTQI+ agenda.

Links: << “4 Columns” doctrines intersection of LGBTQ and Christianity  << Ministry to Churches, Families, Individuals << Education & Advocacy for former LGBTQ, Families, and churches around this issue << Some tidbits I’ve written from my journey out of homosexuality, my daily prayers, covenant with my eyes, books I’ve read, testimonies, etc

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