My Catholic Story – Conversion Story of Jim Tonkowich

November 2, 2015 | 2 responses

Unlike many of my fellow Reformed pastors and thinkers, I never had the time, energy, or interest in Catholic bashing. At Bates College in Maine, pursuing a BA in Philosophy, I benefited from St. Augustine, St. Thomas Aquinas, the Church Fathers, and documents from Vatican II. During my Masters of Divinity studies at Gordon-Conwell Theological […]

Fr. Jerry Brown: Former Episcopal Priest – The Journey Home

August 31, 2015 | one response

Father Jerry grew up in Napa, California. His mother had been Catholic but he was baptized Presbyterian. After his baptism, his parents never brought him back to church. As a teen, while on a tour in Austria, he had an encounter with God in Salzburg Cathedral. Upon his return, he told his father he wanted to […]

Michael Lofton: A Former Baptist & Presbyterian – The Journey Home

July 27, 2015 | no responses

Michael was born into a Christian family in the United State but at the age of two the family moved to Jerusalem. When he was four his parents divorced and his mother moved back to America and converted to Judaism. She moved back to Israel and he lived there until he was twelve, when he […]

Connecting to My English Catholic Heritage

June 29, 2015 | 9 responses

My mainline Presbyterian upbringing in southern New Jersey in the 1950s and ‘60s was typical of many others at the time. The people in our church tended to be white Anglo-Saxon types. There were many Catholics in my small town, but they were usually of Irish, Italian, or Polish descent. On Sunday morning, the Catholics […]

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 […]

Dr. Jay Richards: Former Presbyterian

March 30, 2015 | no responses

Jay grew up in a Presbyterian family in Texas. He credits his best friend growing up, who was Church of Christ, with his knowledge of the Bible. When he went off to college he experienced a crisis of faith from the challenges he met in class. The writings of C. S. Lewis and the Holy Spirit brought him back from the […]

Charlotte Ostermann: A Former Nazarene & Presbyterian

February 23, 2015 | no responses

Charlotte was baptized as an infant in the Episcopal Church but was not raised with any faith. After attending a friend’s Bible study, in a spirit of mockery, she became a born again Christian in her mid-20’s. The first fellowship she found was with a Nazarene congregation where she learned holiness. Later she and her […]

Cole Matson: A Former Presbyterian

January 12, 2015 | one response

Cole was raised in a devout Presbyterian household, though his parents didn’t baptize him as an infant because they believed he should make his own decision. Cole was converted to Christ and was baptized when he was 14 after reading Les Miserables and The Lord of the Rings. His journey to full communion with the […]

Jody Morse: Presbyterian Who Became Catholic – The Journey Home Program

September 29, 2014 | one response

Jody was brought up in the Cumberland Presbyterian denomination. She was very active in her church as a child. After her parents’ divorce she began to be alienated from her former faith. After a failed marriage she got involved into Yoga, Hinduism, Buddhism and Wicca. Later she became active in a Unitarian-Universalist congregation. At work […]

Dr. David Gregson: Former Presbyterian & Anglo-catholic Priest – The Journey Home Program

August 4, 2014 | no responses

David was raised in a Protestant family. His father was a Presbyterian minister. In college he met a Catholic girl who he attempted to convert. She gave him a book of Catholic apologetics called “The Question Box”. This answered most of his argument against the Church. He began to attend Mass and was drawn to […]

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