pure heart ministries
a Sexual purity Ministry serving the saint Louis bi-state region
ABOUT US: Our Beginnings ...
Pure Heart Ministries was established in 2002 to reach and serve all of the Saint Louis metropolitan area and the bi-state region. The ministry is setup to be a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, non-profit organization with a board of directors and governing bylaws, independent and inter-denominational, available to the entirety of the body of Christ. In 1996 the ministry was birthed by the Holy Spirit in the hearts of its founders Rev. Jim and Debbie Venice. This happened after Jesus mightily delivered Jim from a homosexual life style and then wondrously healed our marriage. For more than 5 years, we were involved with First Stone Ministries, which is a ministry based in Oklahoma City. God moved us back to our home region, the Saint Louis metro area, to begin a similar ministry. We moved into our current home office in O'Fallon, MO in 2003. It has not been uncommon for individuals to drive 2-3 hours one-way for our ministry services. We have even had individuals fly in from as far away as Idaho and Hawaii.
Our Purpose ...
Our primary purpose is to lead the sexually and relationally broken into a liberating relationship with Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. Discipleship and restoration is stressed in every area of oneís life. We define sexual brokenness as devastation brought about by behaviors outside of God's original intent for human sexuality. These include adultery, promiscuity, masturbation, homosexuality, lesbianism, sexual abuse, molestation, incest, prostitution, pornography, transsexuality and transvestitism, etc. Because of our personal background, there is detailed emphasis on overcoming homosexuality, lesbianism, sexual abuse, as well as addiction to pornography. We deal with all forms of sexual addiction both heterosexual and homosexual. Freedom from sexual brokenness is not a method, but a person, Jesus Christ; therefore we are dedicated to the purpose of bringing the life of Christ to people who desire to live their lives more like Jesus Christ and His examples given in the scriptures. We minister freedom through a personal and intimate relationship with Jesus Christ as Lord. Our secondary purpose is to both educate and equip the entirety of the body of Christ to minister Godís love, hope, and healing to hurting and wounded individuals.
Our Doctrine ...
We believe Jesus has come to set the captives free from all areas of bondage. While we recognize homosexuality and/or any other form of sexual and relational brokenness is not part of God's intent; we believe that through a personal relationship with Jesus that our hearts and lives can be transformed by the power of the Holy Spirit. We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God; and therefore believe that an obedience to God's Word will bring about the healing process and freedom from the bondage of homosexuality and all other forms of sexual brokenness. We believe in one God eternally existent in three persons; the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, His sinless life, in His death and blood atonement, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension into heaven, and in His personal return to earth.
Our Services ...
∑ Individual biblical discipleship / pastoral care are available by appointment only. Day and evening hours are available. Our one-on-one ministry is biblically-based and confidential. Pure Heart Ministries as a non-profit does not charge for discipleship ministry. However, we ask individuals to please be prayerful about making a donation based upon their income. Please call or email us for an appointment.
∑ Several groups for men and women seeking freedom from sexual and relational brokenness
∑ Educational seminars for churches, schools, and other such organizations.
∑ Informational booths at large Christian gatherings.
At this time we do NOT have groups for minors. Everyone must be at least 18 years old in order to participate in any of our support groups. We do however offer counseling for minors but only when accompanied by a parent (and preferably both parents.)
Our Funding ...
We are a ministry and there are no fees for our services. We are supported by donations exclusively. We do believe people are making an investment in their lives when they donate money for ministry services.
Please prayerfully consider making a donation or supporting a staff member on a monthly basis.
We are providing you with an opportunity to sow your financial seed into good ground.
Our Staff ...
∑ Jim works with men and menís groups, parents and their teens,
and married couples.
Don Rose, office assistant
We believe the Lord will add more staff members as the ministry grows.
Because of the nature of our ministry:
∑ Your personal interaction with our ministry is strictly CONFIDENTIAL.
∑ All of our services are available ** BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. **
Rev. Jim and Debbie Venice