Prodigal Ministries began in 1986 with Jerry Armelli and two other gentlemen whom Jesus lead out of homosexuality. Today, nearly more than thirty years later, Jerry is still at the helm. Under his leadership, the ministry has grown from a ministry serving 30 people in the first year to one serving more than 500 men, women, and loved ones each year.


Over the years Prodigal has expanded its support groups and services to meet the growing needs of the people we serve. Whereas Prodigal Ministries began as a ministry, which reached out exclusively to persons struggling with unwanted same gender attraction, our experienced staff now reaches out to persons of any age struggling in multiple forms of sexual brokenness, families and friends of those persons, persons with HIV/AIDS, individuals with gender identity struggles, and also consults with clergy and clinicians.


Prodigal Ministries has assisted in establishing and equipping numerous sexual and relational recovery ministries in the Great Lakes and Northeast regions of the United States.. The staff has educated and inspired thousands of people across the nations through their numerous speaking engagements.


We continue to lift high the banner of Jesus throughout the Greater Cincinnati are and Great Lakes and Northeast regions of the United States proclaiming that with Jesus, anything is possible.