Jeffrey Johnston, a Maine native who used to be known as “Janelle,” said that when it comes to ministering to transgender people “it’s all about the love of God.” Raped at age 9 by one of his father’s employees, a strong sexual confusion beset a young Jeffrey and set him on a dark and troubled path toward all kinds of relational dysfunction, addiction, and heartache. He was raped for about two more years until his parents divorced and he moved out of the house with his mom and sister.
He was then no longer around the man that worked for his dad, so he could no longer be violated. But the trauma and confusion intensified. He left home at 17 and moved to Portland, Maine, where he visited a gay bar and met some transgender individuals, initially thinking that they were biologically female. As he describes in the documentary “TranZformed,” he found himself having these thoughts. READ MORE