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Stephen Moss

sexual minority fellowship Coordinator

Stephen says that he grew up as "an evangelical poster child," knowing all the right answers in youth group. But he had a secret. Evangelical poster children weren't supposed to be attracted to other guys. Through his experience as a student and staff member with RUF, Stephen learned that the gospel of Jesus frees us to take off our masks, be honest, and find true love and intimacy within the Body of Christ.

Since first sharing his story publicly in 2013, Stephen has spoken and written about his experience as a Christian who is gay and celibate. He's a founding board member and VP of Operations for Revoice. Stephen lives in the DeBaliviere Place neighborhood of St. Louis, and he's a member of Memorial Presbyterian. He enjoys hiking, sharing good food with friends, and Broadway musicals. 

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Chris Gillam

Sexual Minority fellowship Co-Leader

Chris came to know Jesus in a real way a bit later in life. After 13 years of living with and loving women, Jesus entered her world and turned it upside down. After seeking a comfortable life, she realized that God was calling her to love and care for people that others saw as unlovable. She left her comfortable suburban life and found peace in the urban world, a place where suffering and pain are more noticeable. Her hope is that God can work through her to reveal His love to those who may otherwise not know Him.

For the past 16 years, Chris has learned much about herself as someone who left a lesbian relationship for a Christian, single life. After a few years of group therapy to help dig through the past, she decided she was being called to serve and listen to other women trying to work through their understanding of Scripture and their same-sex attractions. In 2009, she joined the Board of Directors for FirstLight Ministries and continues to serve today. She also serves as a founding board member for Revoice. She currently lives in South City of St. Louis with her 2 dogs, Pallu and Milo, and others. She enjoys hanging out with dogs, hiking, fishing, traveling, and working on house projects.

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David Gill

Sexual Minority fellowship Co-Leader

David is a St. Louis native who has been asking what it means to love Jesus as a gay man for the last 20 years. He grew up in the Church, was baptized at 17, and loves using his gifts of teaching and music in the context of the local church. He loves the community he's been able to help build and looks forward to helping others build the same sort of community in their own lives.

David lives in University City. He loves music as a listener, arranger, orchestrator, and conductor. He's written for small groups, symphony orchestras, and film.

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Deanna Miller

Sexual Minority fellowship Co-Leader

Deanna grew up in a small town in Iowa going to church with her family but never believing that God was real. She always knew that she had been born the wrong gender, feeling trapped in the body of a woman.  These feelings led to cross-dressing, and subsequently relocating to St. Louis to begin the process for gender confirmation surgery.  In the midst of this journey, God came into Deanna's life and proved Himself to be real. In obedience to His voice she stopped pursuing the surgery, quit cross-dressing and began the journey to find out who God created her to be. 

Deanna first told her story on a mission trip to Kenya in 2003, giving her confidence to share with others at home in the United States. She has experienced first-hand the prejudice of people in church, which fuels her fire to be a part of the FirstLight/SMF team, desiring others to know they are part of God's family.  She recently published a book that sheds light on her entire testimony. Deanna lives in St. Louis, and she is a member of Life Community Church in Columbia, IL.  

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