Journey to Freedom

what is Journey to Freedom?

Journey to Freedom is a ministry of Columbia Church of the Nazarene, serving Columbia, Kentucky, and the surrounding communities. Through Journey to Freedom, we desire to minister to those struggling with sexual brokenness by coming alongside them on their journey toward spiritual, physical, emotional, and sexual wholeness by helping them establish a Biblically-based, intimate connection with Jesus Christ and His church.

It is our desire that men and women would find freedom from sexual bondage and experience life-changing transformation through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, allowing them to live fully and freely in God’s Kingdom. With this objective in mind, we offer the following ministries of support for individuals and their families:

● Individual lay-counseling or pastoral counseling for those struggling with sexual addictions, unwanted same-sex attractions, or past sexual abuse

● Support group meetings for those struggling with sexual addictions

● Support group meetings for those struggling with unwanted same-sex attraction

● Support group meetings for family and friends who have been impacted by the sexual brokenness of someone they love

Steve Matlock, BCMHC

Lay-Counselor / Mental Health Coach

Steve is a board-certified mental health coach with the International Board of Christian Care (IBCC) and is currently working to complete the Master's Diploma in Biblical Counseling with a specialization in addictions and recovery counseling through Light University (the educational division of the American Association of Christian Counselors). Having found freedom through Jesus Christ to walk in his true identity after a long struggle with unwanted same-sex attractions, Steve’s passion is to help others learn to walk in the freedom of their true identity as sons and daughters of God.

Please call or text Steve at (270) 294-6556 or email him at to get started on your own journey to freedom.

intake form for journey to Freedom

Return the form in one of the following ways:

  • Mail to 1200 Jamestown St. Columbia, KY 42728

  • Drop off at church

  • Email