Upstream Ministries is a Christian ministry based in the St. Cloud, Minnesota area offering help for those struggling with unwanted same sex attraction and for families impacted by homosexuality. Dennis Murphy, the ministry founder and director, found freedom from the domination of homosexuality in his life through Jesus Christ in 1986 and has been helping others dealing with similar issues since 1987. In 2002 Upstream Ministry was officially inaugurated after much prayer by a faithful group of friends, some of whom continue to serve on the ministry board. Today Upstream Ministry’s primary focus is helping families whose children have self-identified as being gay. This focus of the ministry includes a program of regular support meetings called “Still Waters”. Dennis also works with individuals seeking freedom from the domination of homosexuality. This includes face to face counseling and internet based counseling, and the use of structured resources such as Portland Fellowship’s Reach Truth program and the Hope for Wholeness program. Whatever the means, we maintain that all healing and wholeness ultimately flows from Jesus Christ and that relationship with him is paramount.
2120 9th Ave SE
Saint Cloud, MN 56304