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What we do
Apostolic Moral Purity (AMP) is a confidential community of believers committed to empowering Christians to experience deliverance from lust and pornography and find healing for sexual brokenness. AMP believes no one should feel alone in the battle for moral purity; thus, it provides various anonymous and confidential forums that allow for open and honest discussion, testimonies, and support. In a culture that promotes promiscuity, AMP aims to help others live in the joy of salvation by presenting their bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable unto God.
Twice a month we gather anonymously on Facebook and Youtube with the AMP team and guest speakers to discuss freedom, healing, wholeness and more. These events are free and open for anyone to join.
This is a Christ-centered, 12-step, recovery program for sex addicts. We offer recovery and support groups. Presently our groups are male only. Online meetings — Confidential and anonymous — Proven process of recovery
A set of tips and tools based in biblical principles and neurobiology to help find victory over sexual brokenness. True healing comes when we move beyond just trying to change our behaviors, and we admit and address the underlying hurts that drive our habits.
The Healing Series
Too often women are overlooked in the porn epidemic. While men are the primary consumers of pornography, their spouses are left to deal with hurt and pain. This series is dedicated to just that—healing for betrayed spouses.
Apostolic Moral Purity was founded on September 1, 2020. Dr. Daniel Sirstad felt a deep urging to develop a ministry that would reach tens of thousands of Apostolic men and women with a message of hope. Addiction to pornography and sexual immorality can be overcome through personal disciplines combined with the power of God.
AMP believes there must be a balance between the work of the Spirit and the effort of each individual striving to live in sexual purity. We cannot expect God to do all the work for us. Neither can we do all the work alone.
AMP has Apostolic resources, recovery groups for men with pornography, and sexual addictions. AMP is creating recovery groups for betrayed wives and recovery groups for women with pornography and sexual addictions.
AMP desires to reach the Apostolic world and every demographic within the church sharing how sexual purity is achievable even in our present-day society. The task is daunting, but with God all things are possible.
AMP wants every man, woman, young person, and child with an addiction to pornography and sexual impurity to know you are not alone and will not overcome this addiction alone. We are here to help.
AMP is a ministry of DayStar Ministries, a counseling center for Apostolics by Apostolics who counsel couples in crisis and individuals. DayStar Ministries partners with those in pursuit of a degree in Pastoral Counseling.
Our Professional Team
Rev. Steve Showalter
Rev. Gregory Garrett
Rev. Brad Portela
Chief Training Officer
Dr. Neil Jepson
Dr. Beverly McManus
Rev. Evan Miller
Rev. Donnie Huslage
Dr. Eugene Wilson
Rev. Tim Marshall
Rev. Jeremy Poling
Rev. Tracy Lewis
Dr. Daniel Sirstad
CEO & Founder
There was never a time in my life I had not struggled with feelings of rejection, loneliness, abandonment, and isolation. Porn couldn’t reject me; it couldn’t hurt me. When I realized I had a real problem, it took years of this tormenting ride to find my salvation. God does not want us to be alone. Don’t listen to the lies of loneliness. I am grateful for what I found in Apostolic Moral Purity and AMP Recovery. YOU ARE NOT ALONE!
I’ve struggled with pornography and have repeated the ugly cycle it brought me. I believed in supernatural deliverance but needed to live in honesty, transparency, and camaraderie with others in the same battle. AMP has provided a healthy place to bring my secret life to the surface. I now have a solid plan to protect my freedom. Jesus saved my life, and Apostolic Moral Purity continues to help me live peaceably in His freedom.
I never considered pornography wrong. In my sin, I was desperate to find help, but I was alone. I found Apostolic Moral Purity (AMP) at a men’s conference. I have been morally pure for over four months. This is the first time I have been clean since I was 12. My wife and I are much better. My life has improved since I found AMP. I have a network of accountability and close friendships. As a lifelong loner, this has been a massive step for me.
Rev. Zach Whitehead is a creative and marketing expert with over ten years experience in church, non-profit, and corporate arenas. He and his wife, Angela, serve their local church (Bridgepoint Church) in Gramercy, LA. When he isn’t playing Nerf or Hot Wheels with his two sons, Zane and Maverick, he enjoys working on his Jeep and target practice.
Rev. Brad Portela is a training consultant with over 7 years of experience in training development and delivery. He and his wife, Chelsea, serve in their local congregation, Living Faith, in Everett, WA. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, hiking, fishing, and spending time with his daughter, Cele.
She is a Lover of God, Family, and Country! Wife to Evan for 41 years. Mother to Devin, Darin, and Lauren. Lollie to Edyn, Kovin, Grayson, Novie, and Isaac. She loves to travel, hike and spend time with family and friends. Currently enjoying retirement!
He is a General License Minister with the UPCI and is a Ph.D. in Health Psychology from California School of Professional Psychology-San Diego
Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Illinois. He specializes in treating trauma, chronic pain, and addictions.
Dr. McManus is a Licensed Professional Counselor, speaker and author. Her faith based, private practice is located in Franklin, TN. She has been in practice for over 20 years. Her practice has been voted the top practice in Williamson County five years in a row by Sizzle Awards. Her passion is to help people heal broken relationships, shed shame, find hope and experience more joy! She has written three books. The most recent book is Love Wins: Hope and Healing for Your Marriage.Beverly is a pastor’s daughter and has served in music ministries her entire life. She loves to worship her Creator! Her husband of 22 years is Kevin T. McManus, a renowned, award winning producer of Gospel music. Their 16 year old son, Kyle, is already an accomplished musician and serves in ministry. In addition to counseling, she is ia speaker for Marriage Seminars, Retreats and Parenting Seminars. When she isn’t working, you may find her reading, shopping, planning fun events with family and friends or traveling.
Rev. Miller is married to the love of his life, Dorian, for 41 years. Dad to Devin, Darin, and Lauren. Pops to 5 wonderful grandchildren. Love spending time with his family, to travel, hike, snow ski, and enjoying the beauty of God’s creation! He has been involved in ministry for 45 years and has served in many capacities including Youth Pastor, TN District Youth President, and Pastor. Although he served in ministry for many years, it was not without struggles and choices that ended up almost destroying his marriage and family, resulting in a 3-year break from ministry of any kind. Re. Miller resumed pulpit ministry at the beginning of 2007 and is currently on the ministry team at Goodlettsville Pentecostal Church under the leadership of Pastor Tim Zuniga. He and his wife do pre-marital counseling in their church and work with the young/newly married couples’ group. They also do marriage seminars/weekend and speak at men’s conferences /meetings.
He is the Senior Pastor of Apostolic Lighthouse Church in Georgetown, TX and has served 35+ Years Pastoral Ministry. Rev. Huslage has served both in Ministry and Business, Donnie has almost every base covered with great efforts of starting multiple Daughter works all while being Bi-vocational. In addition, he served through North American Missions in Alaska for 10 years while pioneering a church plant that is still active after 20 years. He served as a Church Department Leader, under Dr. David K. Bernard (Discipleship and Men’s) for 7 Years and as a District Official for the STX and SCTX District of the UPCI.
Rev. Huslage has experience as a Real Estate Investor, Small Business Consultant, Owner and operator of multiple companies, Marketed and sold multiple companies , Advanced training in small service business Comanche Marketing, Entrepreneur Property Developer Lender/Financier, and in Charitable Giving.
Eugene Wilson serves as president of Texas Bible College and executive pastor at The Pentecostals of Katy. He has a doctorate in strategic leadership from Regent University and has written numerous books, including Realign,Seventy, Rhythm, and The Difference Maker.
Rev. Tracy Lewis serves as Vice President of Apostolic Moral Purity (AMP), a member of the Center for Apostolic Counseling, and a full time therapist at the Spanish River Counseling Center in Boca Raton, Florida. He and his family are part of the pastoral team at the Pentecostals of Cooper City (Florida) with Pastor Mark Hattabaugh. Rev. Lewis is also Campus pastor of the Pentecostals of Coral Springs.
His areas of specialization include couples counseling, ministerial/pastoral, pornography addiction, anxiety and more. He is a 30+ year ordained minister with the UPCI, and has many years of experience in youth, associate and senior pastoral roles. Rev. Lewis is a graduate of Texas Bible College and Palm Beach Atlantic University. He and his wife have been married for over 36 years. They and their son reside in South Florida as well as their daughter and son-in-law.
Dr. Daniel Sirstad has been a licensed minister with the United Pentecostal Church for over 35 years. He has been involved with various levels of ministry, including local, sectional, district, and regional. In 2010, he founded DayStar Ministries, a counseling center for Apostolics and a training center for Apostolic counselors. He has helped hundreds of Apostolic couples as well as individuals. In September 2020, Dr. Sirstad founded Apostolic Moral Purity. Together with many others, he is committed to addressing sexual brokenness and helping restore moral purity within the lives of men and women throughout the world, in addition to restoring hope to those impacted by the stronghold of moral impurity.