Within the Gates of Jerusalem – Conversion Story of Michael Lofton

April 2, 2015 | 2 responses

“And now our feet are standing within your gates, Jerusalem.” (Psalm 122:2, NAB) No other verse describes my conversion to Catholicism better than this passage. Although I’ve had the privilege of standing within the literal gates of Jerusalem, I rejoice much more over having the privilege to stand within the gates of the spiritual Jerusalem, the […]

Brandon Barker: Former Southern Baptist/Evangelical

March 16, 2015 | no responses

Brandon grew up in Texas the son of two wonderful Christian parents and from his youth he loved Jesus Christ. When he was about 12 Brandon and his family began to attend a Southern Baptist congregation. Almost all of his friends were Christians of some stripe or another. He knew very few Catholics and believed […]

Dr. Ian Murphy: A Former Baptist Minister

February 9, 2015 | one response

Ian, as a little boy, developed a love for the Scriptures and had read the entire Bible by the time he was eight years old. Sadly, at this point he became an agnostic because he felt that God, Jesus and the Gospel were too good to be true. By the time he was fourteen he was […]

Matthew DiMartino: A Fundamentalist Baptist Who Became a Catholic – The Journey Home Program

December 8, 2014 | no responses

Matthew grew up in a Protestant family. His mother had been Baptist and his father had been Catholic. They brought Matthew up in a Charismatic Episcopal parish. In high school, he got involved in the rock music culture. In a few short years he didn’t want anything to do with Christianity. When he was 17 he got involved […]

Dale Ahlquist: A Baptist Who Became a Catholic – The Journey Home Program

November 10, 2014 | no responses

Dale was born in a devout Baptist home. His parent gave him a deep love of God and Scripture. As a young man he memorized whole books of the Bible. On his honeymoon in Rome, while first reading G. K. Chesterton, he began his journey, without knowing it, to the Catholic Church. Chesterton’s emphasis on […]

Dr. Matthew Cabeen: An Evangelical Protestant Who Became Catholic – The Journey Home Program

November 3, 2014 | 3 responses

Matthew was brought up as an Evangelical Protestant. His parents had previously been active Jehovah’s Witnesses. As a child he was filled with a love and knowledge of the holy Scripture, as his parents hosted frequent Bible studies in their home. Matthew’s journey to the Catholic Church began when he was in college through the […]

Jack Tripp: A Baptist Who Returned to the Catholic Faith – The Journey Home Program

October 20, 2014 | no responses

Jack was brought up as a Boston Irish Catholic. Even though he was Catholic and the family prayed daily, the faith was never talked about in his home. When Jack graduated from high school in 1974, he took a Navy ROTC scholarship to attend the University of Rochester because he realized his parents didn’t have the […]

Crossing the Tiber – Conversion Story of Steve Ray

July 28, 2014 | one response

I can still smell the green vinyl of the used couch in our living room as I knelt with my mom, with my face buried in my hands and my nose pressed into the vinyl. She had decided I was old enough — after all I was four years old. She didn’t want to wait […]

Andy McNutt: Former Baptist – The Journey Home Program

June 2, 2014 | no responses

Andy was reared by two wonderful godly Christian Protestants. They raised his brother and him in a Methodist congregation until he was about 8. Then they joined a Southern Baptist congregation. Andy began his walk with Christ as a Baptist as a 10-year-old. At 17, he committed myself to full-time Christian service. His passions for education, formation, […]

Collin Raye: Former Baptist – The Journey Home Program

May 26, 2014 | no responses

Collin was brought in the Baptist church in Arkansas. As a young boy he loved music. Under the name Bubba Wray, he recorded as one-fourth of the country band The Wrays between 1983 and 1987. Throughout all this he continued to have a deep faith in Jesus Christ. As a young adult, he was surprised to notice […]

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