Jimmy Akin: Former Presbyterian – The Journey Home Program

July 21, 2000 | no responses

James (these days he’s goes by Jimmy) was born in south Texas and grew up in the Ozarks in Arkansas. When he was little he parents attended the Church of Christ but stopped attending when he was about five. In high school he became involved in the New Age movement. In his early 20′s he […]

David Utsler: Former Charismatic Episcopal Priest – The Journey Home Program

June 30, 2000 | no responses

David wasn’t raised in a Christian home. He knew what the Gospel was through the witness of his grandmother. In his senior year in high school he had a radical conversion to Jesus Christ. Within six months he felt a call to full-time ministry. He went to Bible College and was ordained a Non-denominational Charismatic […]

Curtis & Michaelann Martin: Reverts from Evangelicalism – The Journey Home Program

June 23, 2000 | no responses

Curtis and Michaelann were both brought up in devoted Catholic families. He experienced all the rites of passage as other Catholic children, but they didn’t touch their hearts. Michaelann became enamored with secularism in high school. They both met committed Evangelical Christians in college, Curtis by Non-denominational Christians and Michaelann by members of the Church […]

Fr. Richard Ho Lung, M.O.P. : Former Buddhist – The Journey Home Program

June 16, 2000 | no responses

Father Ho Lung’s family came to Jamaica, from China, in the 1930s where they struggled to survive operating a small shop. He was taught by the Franciscan sisters. Their Franciscan spirituality seemed a natural extension of the Buddhism of the Ho Lung family. Buddhism teaches one to search for the truth and respect nature. Young […]

Bob Fishman: Jewish Convert – The Journey Home Program

June 9, 2000 | no responses

Marcus and Bob discuss the Jewish roots of the Catholic faith. Bob was brought up in a largely non-practicing Jewish family. He was allowed to study any religion or philosophy except Christianity. At the age of 17, he obtained a New Testament. After he was in the Navy, he met a born again Christian. In […]

Rick Riccardi: Former Assembly of God Minister – The Journey Home Program

June 2, 2000 | no responses

Marcus and Rick answer questions from the viewers of the Journey Home. Rick was raised Catholic but left, believing that he had had escaped, he believed, from a Church that taught works for salvation. He was “saved” in a Southern Baptist congregation. Three months later he preached his first sermon. Later he would serve in […]

Jeff Cavins: Former Non-denominational Minister – The Journey Home Program

May 26, 2000 | no responses

Jeff was raised in a good loving Catholic home. When he was 18, his girl friend led him to a personal relationship with Christ. After high school he had a rift from his father and the Church and when to Bible College. Upon graduation, he work in radio but later was ordained as a Protestant […]

Kirk Kramer: Former Disciple of Christ – The Journey Home Program

May 19, 2000 | no responses

Kirk grew up in a little town in southwest Missouri, in an active and committed Disciple of Christ family. When he was in the 8th grade, he saw the movie “In This House of Brede” and then read the book it was based on, about a woman in an English village who entered a Benedictine […]

Fr. Larry Blake: Former Lutheran Minister – The Journey Home Program

May 12, 2000 | no responses

Father Larry was a life-long Lutheran. As a teen he was involved in Bible studies and youth organizations. By the time he was in the 10th grade, he was telling people that he was called to ordained ministry. He married before he began seminary and his wife supported him throughout his studies and his ministry. […]

Dr. John Haas: Former Episcopal Priest – The Journey Home Program

May 5, 2000 | no responses

Marcus and John answer open-line questions from the audience. John was baptized Presbyterian and brought up a Lutheran. In college, while seeking the Catholic faith, he entered the Episcopal communion. Ordained an Episcopal priest, the lack of an authoritative voice to settle disputes in the Anglican communion led him and his family to the true […]

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