Statements Of Faith And Doctrine
We believe the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the inspired word of God, the final authority for doctrine, reproof, correction, and instruction in right living.
We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, fully man and fully God, only begotten Son of the Father. He was conceived by the Holly Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, and lived a sinless life. He was crucified, buried, and rose physically from the dead. He ascended to the right hand of the Father and will come again in power and glory.
We believe in one God, existing eternally in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe that faith alone in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord frees us from the master of sin, and its consequences of death and eternal damnation. He assumed the penalty of death Himself, and enables us to live out of His resurrected life unto eternity.
We believe the Holy Spirit carries out this work of renewal in our lives, empowering us to grow in loving union with our Heavenly Father and to walk in obedience to His will.


“I know Denise Shick to be a woman of great personal integrity, compassion, gentleness, and Christian faithfulness. God has taken the pain of her own childhood experiences with a father who wanted to be a woman and used it to forge a ministry that can speak with authenticity into the lives of families dealing with similar situations. I commend her ministry which, in these days, has become all too timely.”
— Robert A. J. Gagnon, Ph.D. Associate Professor of New Testament Pittsburgh Theological Seminary Author of: The Bible and Homosexual Practice (Abingdon Press)
As the cultural promotion and acceptance of gender confusion increases, so does the need for truthful, faithful voices giving families real answers and hope for the future. Help 4 Families is an answer to the prayers of those who are struggling or who have a loved one who has adopted an opposite-sex identity. God has truly called this ministry for such a time as this.
— Linda Harvey – Mission America
“I would like to recommend to you Denise from Help 4 Families. I first met Denise when she spoke to our Bradford Area Ministerial Association over two years ago. She had a story to tell, a testimony as it were, about her father’s descent into “cross dressing” which eventually led him into a homosexual lifestyle. Of course, this led to the disintegration and alienation of his family. Later in life, when his health had failed him, he desired to have his family return to him. Denise’s story (testimony) is about her battle with offering forgiveness to her father who had injured her so badly. As a Christian, she speaks of the struggle she went through. She eventually came out on top.

In September of 2005, I asked Denise to share her story with ten churches on the Bradford District of my denomination. She did so. At that time, I was the District Leader, somewhat similar to the District Superintendent in the Methodist movement. Many people were touched by her willingness to tell her story. In her time of sharing, we had found out that there were other people who had similar family situations. Her testimony became very therapeutic for those in attendance.”
— Pastor Bob Brest- Bradford First Free Methodist Church 18 Boylston Street, P.O. Box 703 Bradford, PA 16701 (814) 368-7381
“I am happy to recommend Denise from the Help 4 Families ministry. Her area of expertise is in dealing with those who have gender issues, particularly transsexual issues. She also helps the families of those who struggle with gender identification issues.

Denise has a strong Christian testimony and is soundly Bible based in her approach to ministry. She has been held in high regard for a long time by the pastors who have known her, and her work. Her “people skills” are exceptional, as is in evidence in the way that she treats people who are struggling with gender issues. Denise approaches people with care and dignity. She displays excellent Christian character and integrity, while working in a sensitive area. Confidentiality is faithfully maintained while she works in areas that sometimes are distasteful to many. I referred someone to her not long ago, and Denise had answers for her need which were full of wisdom. I have been blessed to sit in on her seminar teaching and have reaped the benefit of her substantial knowledge.

I might add that Denise has been tremendously faithful in her church life over many years. Her life is one of consistency. In the church and in the community, Denise is extremely well thought of and appreciated for her skills.
You may feel free to contact me if you desire.
— Rev. Mac McSweeney- Cheyenne Alliance Church Cheyenne, Wyoming 307-635-1014
“God bless the dedicated team at the Help 4 Families Ministry. They have a tremendous and biblically solid ministry that focuses on helping suffering souls reconcile a false gender identity with their God-given gender reality. Help 4 Families is a much-needed voice that has a solid track record of caring for families and loved ones who struggle with deep-seated gender confusion. They are here for time such as this.”
— J. Matt Barber- Assoc. Dean, ADJ Asst. Prof. of Law Online Programs School of Law
“PFOX supports and blesses the work of Help 4 Families Ministry. I have known Executive Director Denise Shick for over 10 years. Denise grew up in a family with a transgender father who sought to become a women, she truly understands and is able to ministers to those with a loved one with gender confusion and the struggler seeking help to accept their Godly created gender.

Help 4 Families is a much-needed ministry for times like these, as the culture seeks to promote acceptance of gender confusion. Denise Shick is a voice that brings both support and a biblical understanding to the falsehoods being promoted to todays youth and those who suffer with gender confusion. Help 4 Families is available to listen and offer support, God has blessed us with this ministry for such a time as this.”
— Regina Griggs- Executive Director PFOX