We have come from all religious backgrounds and walks of life. Many of us were even pastors or missionaries who wanted nothing more than to continue serving Our lord Jesus Christ. Humbly, we share with you the stories of how the Holy Spirit moved us to seek the Body of Christ and the unity for which He prayed.

Adam Janke – Former Baptist and Lutheran

January 10, 2017

The Journey Home

Co-founder of St. Paul Street Evangelization Adam Janke joins Marcus Grodi to talk about his path into the Catholic Church.  Baptized Catholic, Adam’s family ended up leaving the Church over a dispute with their parish priest.  Adam grew up Lutheran and Baptist, but eventually felt himself drawn to the Catholic Church as he began to explore the scriptures more deeply.  He talks to Marcus about his conversion story, and ... more

From the Churches of Christ to the One Church

January 3, 2017

Written Stories

My two younger sisters and I were raised in Springfield, MO by parents who valued faith, family, and friendships, and who served the community. We attended Sunday morning, Sunday evening, and Wednesday night services in a large, active Churches of Christ congregation. Our social as well as religious life revolved around this church. ... more

Fr Thomas Wray – Former Episcopal Priest

December 28, 2016

The Journey Home

Fr. Thomas Wray was a firmly committed Anglican, but as he progressed in his priesthood, several questions began to trouble him.  He saw the core principles of Christian unity dissolving in his own tradition, and wondered where his place was in all of it.  He became drawn to the witness of Bl. John Henry Newman, and his search for a historical Christianity in the apostolic tradition led him closer and ... more

A Watchtower Wanderer Winds His Way Home

December 19, 2016

Written Stories

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Chris Hiles – Former Churches of Christ in Christian Union Pastor

December 16, 2016

The Journey Home

Chris Hiles’ parents had a conversion experience as adults, shortly before Chris was born.  Much of his upbringing took place around a Christian camp in central Ohio, and so from the very beginning, Chris learned a love of the Scriptures and a love of Christ.  As he went on to become a pastor himself, he started to notice that some of the pastoral advice that St. Paul gives to St. ... more

When Everything You Thought You Wanted Isn’t Enough

December 15, 2016

Written Stories

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Sonja Corbitt – Former Southern Baptist

December 14, 2016

The Journey Home

Sonja Corbitt grew up going to Southern Baptist revivals and church camps, and while she felt that God had a relationship with her, she didn’t really feel like she had a relationship with Him.  She was obedient to what she thought she should be doing, but a lot of her earliest feelings about God were informed by fear.  When Sonja and her husband became part of the leadership at ... more

Douglas Beaumont – Former Evangelical

December 14, 2016

The Journey Home

“What is the Church?”  This simple question, which cuts to the core of Christian understanding, started Doug Beaumont down an unexpected path.  While at Southern Evangelical Seminary in North Carolina, Doug began to dig at the roots of some of the principles of faith he had previously taken for granted, and started to ask questions that weren’t always received well by his colleagues.   Ultimately, it came down to the ... more

A Chance Remark Rocks My World

December 9, 2016

Written Stories

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Deacon Patrick Lappert – Convert from Judaism and Atheism

November 29, 2016

The Journey Home

Deacon Patrick Lappert married a Catholic, and went along with raising his children in the faith because he thought it would be a nice way to teach them to live according to moral principles.  A former member of the Jewish faith who now considered himself an atheist, his plan was to enlighten his kids once they grew up, letting them know all religion was based in superstition.  As he continued ... more