Profile: D.L. Foster, pastor (plus podcast)
- Editor's note: A special treat for you! This week's profilee, Pastor D.L. Foster, was kind enough to stop by our office for a podcast interview. CL Online Producer Alejandro Leal recorded the interview and edited it with the author of the profile, Tammy Vinson.
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Pastor D.L. Foster ministers at Forest Parkâ€™s Praise Power Ministries, where he counsels people struggling with their sexuality. He credits Christ with turning him away from homosexuality, â€œreactivatingâ€ his feelings for women and helping him find his wife.
Foster is often labeled as â€œex-gay,â€ but he prefers to use biblical terms such as â€œtransformedâ€ or â€œhealedâ€ to reflect his spiritual change.
Living as a homosexual, he says, was like â€œchasing a ghostâ€ because he thought a stable, perfect relationship with â€œMr. Rightâ€ was not going to happen for him.
On the difficult process of turning away from homosexuality: â€œI would say, â€˜Iâ€™m not going to go to the club again,â€™ â€˜Iâ€™m not going to see Johnny again,â€™ â€˜Iâ€™m just not going to feel this way again.â€™ It would last two or three weeks until, you know, my white knuckles would release themselves and I would go back to it.â€
â€œI had to look to a power that was greater than myself.â€
On his wife: â€œWhen I met her, the feelings that I had toward her were feelings Iâ€™d never felt before and it wasnâ€™t a passing thing.â€
Don't forget to listen to our podcast interview with Pastor D.L. Foster.