Doug Keck: Former Cultural Catholic – The Journey Home Program

May 14, 2001 | no responses

Doug was raised Catholic in New York and always considered himself Catholic. During high school in the early 1970’s, the focus began to change to give him the impression that being a Catholic was to be a good person. In college, he believed that everyone was okay. It didn’t matter what you believed or what […]

Tim Staples: Former Assemblies of God Youth Minister – The Journey

May 7, 2001 | no responses

Marcus and Tim answer open-line questions from the Journey Home audience. Tim was raised a Southern Baptist. Although he fell away from the faith of his childhood, he came back to faith in Christ during his late teen years through the witness of Christian televangelists. While in the Marine Corps, he became involved in ministry […]

Eric Pavlat: Former Unitarian – The Journey Home Program

April 30, 2001 | no responses

Eric grew up in the Unitarian-Universalist church. In his Sunday school, he wasn’t taught about God but about equality of people, democracy, searching for truth, human reason, pro-choice and Darwinian evolution. He thought Jesus was just a myth and that prayer was a waste of time. Things began to change after he met Wendy, his […]

Todd von Kampen: Former Lutheran – The Journey Home Program

April 23, 2001 | no responses

Todd was brought up in Nebraska. His family was Lutheran as far back as they could remember. He was baptized in the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod and never seriously doubted Jesus and the Gospel. He memorized Luther’s Small Catechism along with the 703 Scripture passages that went with it. His journey to the Catholic Church was […]

Jim Conway: Revert from Episcopalianism – The Journey Home Program

April 16, 2001 | no responses

Jim was reared in a good Catholic family of 11 boys and 2 girls. He felt pressure to succeed. In college, he left the Catholic and indulged in women and drinking, though he attended the Episcopal church now and then. After school he was married and joined the CIA. By the time he was 35 […]

Steve Clifford: Former Mormon – The Journey Home Program

April 2, 2001 | no responses

Marcus and Steve answer open-line questions from the Journey Home audience. Steve was born and raised in Utah in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons). His ancestors had been Mormons since 1832. At the age of 18, he joined the Air Force and met his Catholic wife in Germany. Though his […]

Tim Drake: Former Lutheran – The Journey Home Program

March 12, 2001 | no responses

Tim was reared in a faithful Lutheran home in Minnesota. He fell in love with Christ while preparing for confirmation as a teen. In college he lived in the Lutheran campus ministry house. He considered the possibility of becoming a pastor but instead became a high school teacher. The experience of marrying a Catholic girl […]

Fr. Terrence Staples: Former Assembly of God – The Journey Home Program

March 5, 2001 | no responses

Fr. Terry is a priest in the Diocese of Arlington, Virginia. Raised in the Baptist Church, he was later very active in the Assembly of God church before finding his way home to the Catholic Church at the age of 26. He graduated from Virginia Tech in 1986 with a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering. […]

Dr. Benjamin Wiker: Former United Methodist – The Journey Home Program

February 26, 2001 | no responses

Dr. Wiker grew up in a United Methodist home but there was no dramatic encounter with Christ until he went to college. Through his discovery of the great books, his mind began to be opened to truth and beauty. As he continued his studies in graduate school, the extreme liberalism of the seminary he attended, […]

Deacon David Hess: Revert from Non-denominationalism – The Journey Home Program

February 19, 2001 | no responses

Deacon David grew up Catholic, in upstate New York, but fell away from the Church in his early teens. After he was married, while attending a Marriage Encounter weekend that he first recognized the impact of this decision of leaving the Church. During one of the breaks, his wife, Charmaine, started crying. She broke down […]

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