Rodger Gaskin has a long history of discipling men into freedom. With a B.A. in Religion from Vanguard University of Southern California, a Master of Social Work from CSU, Fresno and 20 years as a social worker, he has gained invaluable experience in how to help people confront and overcome maladaptive behavioral patterns.
Rodger currently resides in Redding, CA where he works with men at Bethel’s Men’s Purity Group. With a foundation in scripture and engaging the transforming power of the Holy Spirit, he works with men who struggle with heterosexual and homosexual acting out, pornography, compulsive masturbation, passivity, and other behaviors that compromise their faith and diminish who they are.
Jerry Coughlin has 25 years coaching and mentoring young men and couples. He has a BS from Syracuse University, an MBA from Liberty University. He has theological and counseling training from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and Emmaus. Bible Institute. He is a certified Anger Management trainer and is certified counselor by the Gottman Institute. He has also been through the Bethel Church SOZO training. Jerry is also a leader in Bethel’s men’s Group, Man Alive.
Jerry is the father of five children. He is an avid sportsman. With this life experience, he combines a father’s heart with a coach’s ability to push you a little further than you think you can go. His philosophy is that sometimes people need a hug and other times a kick in the pants.
Jerry’s vulnerable, raw style will help you discover the root causes of what you are experiencing and move beyond managing symptoms. Jerry’s passion is to see you living out the fullness of your destiny and become who you were born to be.
“I can provide you with coaching and pastoral counseling to help you walk through some of the deeper issues that are too complex to process out in a small group setting. Also I can provide insight and coaching to help you deal with areas in which you feel stuck. Meeting by Skype is a convenient way of giving you extra tools to process your pain.” – Andy Flaherty
Originally from Manchester, England, Andy has been involved with Bethel’s Men Pursuing Sexual Purity group for 3 years. Previously, he was involved in a living waters group. Andy has walked out of 16 years of addiction to pornography, and has been free for 8 years. Andy’s wife, Liz, has led women’s purity groups and together they have a wealth of insight into processing pain, finding freedom, and coming out of sexual brokenness.
Areas of Wisdom & Experience:
- Developing the ability to be radically honest with yourself, others, and God
- Understanding that relationships hurt you and relationships heal you
- Understanding that you need more than accountability
- Practical everyday steps in getting your penis under control
- The link between emotions and sexual addiction
- How to develop strong friendships
- The vital importance of continued spiritual devotion and discipleship
- How to communicate and identify your emotional needs
- Bringing health and strength to your marriage
- Understanding, processing, and overcoming mother wounds and father wounds
- Enjoying your life in the process of healing
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“My experience has taught me that people do not experience much change in their sexuality or identity by merely working hard at it. My sexual desires and identity changed over time as a result of certain experiences, revelations, Scriptures, relationships, and more. I now consult with men, helping them journey with God into greater freedom and wholeness.”
For info about booking an appointment, go to https://kenwilliams.youcanbook.me
Ken Williams began a pursuit of his true sexual identity in 1987 when the despair and suicidal thoughts became out of control. His desperate journey led to three transformational years at Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry (BSSM) in Redding, California, and beyond. He holds a B. S. in Marketing/Finance and has been an associate pastor of Bethel Church in Redding since 2006. His passion to see the one who feels detestable become the freedom fighter led him to co-found Equipped to Love & Ken Williams Ministries (ministries to those impacted by homosexuality). Ken also serves Bethel’s ManAlive (men’s purity) group and Moral Revolution as a lecturer, writer and minister. He consults privately with men struggling in their gender identity and also travels and ministers to groups on this topic.
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Nick Harper has been a long time leader for us on Monday nights. He currently runs and facilitates our online groups with the desire to help men find lasting freedom. Nick has a naturally compassionate, and empathetic approach to guiding people away from shame and into truth. He understands the pain that men face, because he has been there himself. He knows how to feel, how to talk, and will allow you to do the same, the very thing you need to heal. His desire is to see you totally alive, thriving, and living with a whole heart.
Nick is a dedicated father to four children, and has been married to his beautiful wife Gabriella for over ten years. He is a graduate of Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry, and has served as a staff member at Bethel Church for many years. He enjoys time with his family, the great outdoors, and seeking adventure.