Reverend Stephen Black was ordained through International Ministerial Fellowship in 1994. Stephen left a homosexual lifestyle in 1983 after spending 8 years gay identified. Stephen is now the Executive Director of First Stone Ministries which is a Christian discipleship pastoral care ministry offering support groups, literature, educational seminars and public speaking. First Stone Ministries was also a member ministry of Exodus International which was, until closing its doors in 2013, the largest network of agencies dedicated to the ministering to the issues of homosexuality from a Christian perspective. Stephen Black has been ministering full-time with First Stone Ministries since 1993 and became the executive director in 2000.