I Was An Evangelical Minister Minding My Own Business – Conversion Story of Deacon Joe Allison

December 1, 2014 | 16 responses

During Christmas vacation in December of 1997, my wife and I were spending the holidays with her family. At one of my sister-in-law’s homes I found a book sitting on the coffee table called Born Fundamentalist, Born Again Catholic about a fundamentalist/evangelical Christian who had become Catholic. I thought it was a joke book. I had never heard of anyone who became Catholic. In fact, all the Catholics I knew were now Protestants. While there had been times when I was younger that I would have described myself as anti-Catholic, I had long since gotten over that. I no longer saw the Catholic Church as evil, only irrelevant.

Steve G. Milam: A Southern Baptist Who Became Catholic – The Journey Home Program

February 28, 2005 | no responses

Steve and his wife were both brought up Southern Baptist.  His wife is a preacher’s kid and they were married by her father. They were strong Evangelical Protestants with an emphasis on the Bible and good preaching. They became leaders in a “seeker friendly” Baptist congregation with entertaining music and enthusiasm. After visiting an Episcopal […]

David Mills: An Episcopalian Who Became Catholic – The Journey Home Program

December 9, 2002 | no responses

As a young boy, David had no interest in faith. In his New England college town, he belonged to a Marxist Boy Scout troop. After coming into contact with a tough but loving faithful Baptist deacon, he was introduced to godliness. Upon reading the “Lord of the Rings,” by J. R. R. Tolkien, he began […]

Stephen K. Ray: A Baptist Who Became Catholic – The Journey Home Program

November 4, 2002 | no responses

Marcus and Steve answer open-line questions from the audience. Brought up Baptist, Steve was taught by his parents to love Jesus and the Bible. As he grew, the more he studied Scripture the more confused he became, because of the many contradictory teachings of committed Christians who relied on the Bible alone as their authority. […]

Patricia Bainbridge: Assembly of God Who Became Catholic – The Journey Home Program

September 30, 2002 | no responses

Patricia was baptized in the Lutheran Church at age nine, though her father was a lapsed Catholic. As a young woman she “worshiped” the intellect and didn’t have time for God. A student led her to Christ and her husband eventually followed. As young Christians they were involved in several Christian communities, such as Presbyterian, […]

Kimberly Hahn: Presbyterian Who Became Catholic – The Journey Home Program

June 3, 2002 | no responses

Marcus and Kimberly answer open-line questions from the Journey Home audience. Kimberly was brought up in Cincinnati, in a loving Evangelical Presbyterian family. Her father was the pastor of a popular Presbyterian congregation. Unbeknownst to her, Kimberly’s journey to the Catholic Church began when she learned the truth about artificial birth control while attending seminary. […]

Fr. Ray Ryland: Episcopal Priest Who Became Catholic – The Journey Home Program

April 1, 2002 | no responses

Marcus and Father Ray answer open-line questions. Father  Ray was brought up in the Disciples of Christ denomination. After serving in the Pacific during World War II, Fr. Ray attended seminary and was ordained an Episcopal priest in 1950. Ministering in that denomination for over a decade, both he and his wife, Ruth, were led […]

Dr. Charles Spivak: Atheist Who Became Catholic – The Journey Home Program

December 3, 2001 | no responses

Born and raised Catholic, Dr. Spivak slowly lost his faith as a teen and collegian. He did not leave the Church in anger. He just could not find any reason to believe in God. In college and medical school he adopted atheism and secular materialism as his philosophy of life. He was eventually brought back […]

Dean Henderson: Former Anglican Priest – The Journey Home Program

August 27, 2001 | no responses

Dean was raised outside of any Christian church. He was introduced to Christ, as a teen, through Young Life. Once he accepted the Lord Jesus, he never turned back, eventually attending seminary and being ordained an Anglican priest in Canada. Very soon he discovered that there was a need to defend the essentials of the […]

Nancy Montgomery: Revert from Cultural Catholic – The Journey Home Program

May 28, 2001 | no responses

Nancy was an average cradle Catholic. As a teen her beliefs were more influenced by popular culture than the Catholic faith. She had no true understanding of the Faith. God was a distant concept approached only during times of stress or difficulty. While battling depression and panic attacks she had an encounter with the Lord […]

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