LifeGuard Ministries is a non-denominational 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. We operate under the direction of the Holy Spirit and the doctrines of the Bible. We have taken the following three scriptures as the basis for our mission:
“For all have sinned and fallen short of the Glory of God.” – Romans 3:23
“Judge not and you shall not be judged. Forgive and you will be forgiven.” – Luke 6:37-38
“By this we know love, because He laid down His life for us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.” – I John 3:16
Don and Nancy Brown were called to lead LifeGuard Ministries in 1991. Don began his journey out of homosexuality in 1974. In 1976 he and Nancy were married. They had five children, and six grandchildren. They were both native Texans, and both attended Texas State University. Sadly, Nancy passed away in 2011. Don Brown has lived in Georgetown, Texas since 1980 and is currently an active member of the ministry but has since resigned as Director.
LifeGuard Ministries exists to minister the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ to all impacted by same-sex attractions.
Our mission is to provide support, education and faith-based peer mentoring to people affected by same-sex attractions: men, women, youth, parents, spouses, friends, family and the church at large. In part we do so by encouraging, educating and equipping the body of Christ to love those with same-sex attractions. While we believe that every person is of sacred worth, we believe that the practice of homosexuality is incompatible with Christian teaching.
LifeGuard Ministries takes a clear stance on advocating the love of Christ to those who experience same-sex attractions. We support the Biblical teaching that acting out on same sex attractions is not consistent with God’s loving plan, but there is always mercy and grace available for each of us.
Statement of Purpose
LifeGuard Ministries is a private, faith-based, Christian support ministry for individuals impacted by same-sex attractions. Our beliefs are taught in the Bible and found in our Statement of Faith. Our purpose is to walk with ministry participants as we all learn to follow Jesus and His teachings. We do not attempt to alter anyone’s sexual attraction, nor do we promise that this will take place. We are not professional counselors, however, we encourage group participants to seek professionals if needed.
Statement of Faith
We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God. We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Jesus Christ the Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, His bodily resurrection, His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and His personal return in power and glory.
We believe that for salvation, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is essential and that this salvation is received solely through faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, not as a result of good works.
We believe that, by the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, Christians are enabled to live a godly life and to perform good works. We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation. We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
LifeGuard Ministries is governed by a Board of Directors. Leadership is accountable to their personal pastors and the LifeGuard Ministries Board of Directors.
Board of Directors/Leaders:
Ron Greenfield – Men’s Ministry
Dr. Debbie Rarick – (You See Me Free) Women’s Ministry
Debbie Meadows – Wives’ Ministry
Ron and Sarah Greenfield – Parents’ Ministry
Sandy Cox – Administrative Director
LifeGuard Ministries Austin operates by the grace of God and the gifts of fellow Christians and churches who support us financially. If you would like to make a tax-exempt donation to our ministry you may do so below. To become a monthly donor please choose an amount and click the Subscribe button to make your recurring pledge. You may contact us at any time to halt your monthly donations. To make a one-time donation please click the Donate button. A PayPal account is not required up front, please look for the text “No PayPal account? Pay using your credit or debit card”. Thank you!