Perri Roberts, affectionately known to his congregants
as “Pastor Perri,” is the long-time shepherd of Branch
Tabernacle Church in Redlands, California. The family church he
leads is not far from his hometown of San Bernardino, where most
of the dramatic events in Dying for Love: The Plain Truth About
Homosexuality took place.
Pastor Perri has spent much of his life, under God’s direction,
bringing a greater level of healing, empowerment and transformation
to the lives of those he touches, whether they are “homosexual
or heterosexual.” He is a theologian, a multi-gifted speaker
who speaks on many subjects, other than sexual dysfunctions, a personal
coach, a mentor, an author and most of all, a friend to people who
need a “hand up in life.” His approach is powerful,
motivational, intuitive, humorous, and the results are deeply felt
as Pastor Roberts always gives God the glory!
Called to preach even before he was born (when a midwife prophesied
over his father), Pastor Roberts somehow felt the presence of God
through the first twenty-four years of his life, even as he struggled
with a tumultuous home life, sexual abuse, hunger, poverty, and,
finally, homosexuality, with all of its physical and emotional strongholds.
Perri’s was a life of searching—for the next lover,
for “Mr. Right,” for understanding, for approval, for
acceptance, for unconditional love. As a popular gay hairstylist
in 1960s California, young Perri and his friends delighted in storming
ladies’ boutiques to find the perfect dress for the next drag
party, flamboyantly flaunting their homosexuality and beauty as
they sent shock waves through store clerks and stunned passers-by.
In Dying for Love: The Plain Truth about Homosexuality, Pastor
Roberts chronicles his remarkable journey from a painful childhood
to a young adulthood filled with homosexuality and confused anguish…to
glorious victory in Jesus Christ. As the book reveals, his transformation
was not without an agonizing odyssey into the dark world of same-sex
love with all its pleasures—and the bitter fruit of partaking
Despite repeated visions calling him to serve God and a heartfelt
knowledge that the Lord was protecting him throughout the early
years, it took Roberts’s time to understand the biblical truth
that homosexuality is not God’s will for anyone’s life.
When the day finally came that the young prodigal accepted Jesus
as his Savior, Roberts found not only deliverance from his gay lifestyle
but also release from years of accumulated pain and confusion.
Now a single, abstinent minister of the Gospel, he has devoted
his life to caring for God’s people, teaching them how a process
he calls “imprinting” plants the seeds of homosexuality
at a young age, and leading them into deliverance from gay and other
“Most people in the church are simply ignorant about how
to deal with homosexuality, or for that matter,
what causes homosexuality,” says Pastor Roberts. “And
more and more families, Christian and non-Christian, are finding
that, through cultural influences and experiences at school, as
well as demonic brain washing, some of their children are being
cultivated into the homosexual lifestyle—even without their
knowledge.” Pastor Roberts teaches these parents how to take
a “faith stand” for victory and recovery!
Educating the church on how to minister to current and former
homosexuals and, most importantly, how to deal with the homosexual
spirit if it arises in one’s family, is a key goal for Pastor
Perri. As an expert witness on this topic, he has been featured
on the TBN television network, the 700 Club, and numerous radio
talk shows. In his crusades, many people are saved, gay and heterosexual.
And many of these people are “healed miraculously” in
their body as well as their soul by God’s power. Testimonials
of miracles are heard in every service, and throughout the world.
Beyond his unforgettable testimony, which has been shared throughout
the U.S. and in foreign countries, where God has sometimes had to
protect him from hostile forces, Pastor Roberts also offers powerful
lessons on the cause of homosexuality, the emotional and physical
changes that take place in the body when a person experiments with
this lifestyle, and how to find ultimate, lasting deliverance from
it through God’s Word. Roberts’ gripping autobiography
delivers a gritty emotional ride and an invaluable roadmap on the
pathway toward true sexual freedom, human understanding, and spiritual
enlightenment. Pastor Perri Roberts ministries, is committed to
keeping their focus uncluttered, pure and simple, just like Christianity
is supposed to be. Pastor Roberts has one goal, and one mission.
And that is to lead people to Jesus Christ, salvation, healing,
teaching and truth, and most of all, to live forever with the Lord