Ernie Freeman JH

Ernie Freeman, former Assemblies of God pastor

February 22, 2016

Marcus welcomes former Assemblies of God member and fellow alum of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Ernie Freeman. Ernie grew up in Mississippi in a Southern Pentecostal environment with only a negative connotation of Catholicism. His first encounter with a Catholic liturgy was in military basic training. After attending a Biblical studies program and attending Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, he worked as an independent charismatic leader and an Assemblies of God pastor. However, every time he stepped to the pulpit he had the same restless thought: “Lord, I hope this is the truth, ... more

Ulf & Birgitta Ekman: Former Charismatic/Non-Denominational

September 14, 2015

Ulf was a restless secular teenager. He turned his life to Christ from the witness of a friend. Birgitta was born in India to Methodist missionary parents. Ulf and Birgitta met at university, while Ulf was studying for ministry in the Lutheran Church. After they were married they were both active in the Charismatic renewal. From this they founded the Word of Life Bible School out of which grew a megachurch. As their ministry grew, they began to encounter Catholics. They began to ask, “What is the essence of the ... more

My Christian Journey from Jerusalem to Rome

May 11, 2015

I am writing this brief summary of my life to share my experience and to serve as a testimony of my Christian journey from Jerusalem to Rome. At the outset, let me confess that Jesus Christ is the Lord of my life and it is my lifetime goal when standing before the throne of Judgment, that I hear the words: “Well done, good and faithful servant.” ... more

Tom Grossman: Former Non-denominational Charismatic

April 27, 2015

Tom was raised by awesome parents who loved the Lord Jesus. The family moved around a lot, active in different Non-denominational ministries. While in college Tom began to drift. His father challenged him to come home with him to come home with him to do a year of ministry with him with the All Nations House of Prayer. During this time he began to read about the spiritual life and prayer. Most of the writers were Catholic. This would be the beginning of Tom’s journey into a deeper relationship ... more

Matthew DiMartino: A Fundamentalist Baptist Who Became a Catholic

December 8, 2014

Matthew grew up in a Protestant family. His mother had been Baptist and his father had been Catholic. They brought Matthew up in a Charismatic Episcopal parish. In high school, he got involved in the rock music culture. In a few short years he didn’t want anything to do with Christianity. When he was 17 he got involved in selling drugs. He was arrested and spent time in jail. Soon after, 9-11 happened and Matthew realized that one day he would die. He turned his life over to God in ... more

To Know His Fullness, is to Know My Emptiness

August 18, 2014

I am a mother of three and married to the most patient husband. I was born in California, baptized Catholic, but raised in Pentecostalism.  ... more

Always a Catholic – Reversion Story of Francis Jacobs

August 11, 2014

I was born and raised in the Roman Catholic Church; as an infant, my parents appropriately presented me for Baptism in the Church. I started my elementary education at the Catholic school in a small, Michigan town. During the second grade, my family moved to Lansing and I was enrolled in another Catholic school where I made my First Communion. I looked forward to going to school, because it was at the church I attended. As a young child I loved the Catholic Church, because the congregation always participated in ... more

Towards Unity

September 3, 2013

In a small Lutheran church located in the Black Forest Region of post-war Germany, I received the Sacrament of Baptism as an infant in 1948. My parents, displaced due to the Second World War, applied for emigration and, in the winter of 1951-52, with my younger brother and me, arrived in the United States and were settled into a displaced person camp in Massachusetts. Months later we were taken into the rectory of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Charlestown, MA. An old bachelor priest, the Rev. Wolcott Cutler, had filled ... more
Cheryl Masaitis-Spychaj

I Did It Afraid!

August 5, 2013

“You shall know the truth and the truth will set you free.” John 8:32 ... more
Beverly Lebold

Five Giant Leaps into the Catholic Church

July 8, 2013

My life as a Protestant ... more

God Writes Best with Crooked Lines

May 13, 2013

God writes best with crooked lines.  How true that is! (At least it has been in my life.) As I look back, it gives me much comfort to know that through it all, the Lord was there, guiding and waiting… ... more

Shane Kapler – Deep in Scripture 05/02/2012

May 2, 2012

Ephesians 1:22 and 4:7,11-16 ... more