Dr. William Bales: A Presbyterian Minister Who Became Catholic – The Journey Home Program

June 2, 2008 | no responses

Marcus and Bill answer open-line questions from the Journey Home audience. Bill was brought up in the Presbyterian Church but had no relationship with Jesus Christ. He came to a personal relationship with Christ reading the Gospels while recuperating from major surgery. He attended Gordon-Conwell Seminary and was ordained a Presbyterian (PCA) minister. Even while […]

Dr. John Bergsma: A Reformed Minister Who Became A Catholic – The Journey Home Program

March 24, 2008 | no responses

John grew up in the Christian Reformed Church (Dutch Calvinist) and served as a pastor for four years before becoming Catholic in 2001, while getting a Ph.D. in Scripture from the University of Notre Dame. John is now an associate professor of theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville, specializing in the Old Testament and the […]

Marcus Grodi: Ten Verses I Never Saw – The Journey Home Program

July 31, 2006 | no responses

In this special episode of the Journey Home, Marcus talks about 10 verses of Holy Scripture he never saw when he was a Protestant. He discusses: Proverbs 3:5-6; 1 Timothy 3: 14-15; 2 Timothy 3:14-17; 2 Thessalonians 2:15; Matthew 16:13-19; Revelation 14:13; Romans 10:14-15; John 15:4 & 6:56; Colossians 1:24; and Luke 1:46-49. Marcus was reared Lutheran but, while in college, accepted Christ in a […]

Gary Hoge: A Catholic Who Was An Atheist Then Baptist – The Journey Home Program

July 26, 2004 | no responses

Gary was baptized in the Methodist Church when he was six month old but his parents soon stopped attending church. The little he knew of Christianity was from his father reading bedtime Bible stories to him. In high school and college he was an atheist but he wasn’t militant about is lack of belief. He […]

Jeffrey W. Bail: A Baptist Minister Who Became Catholic – The Journey Home Program

March 8, 2004 | no responses

Jeff was brought up in a Christian home. At the age of 15 he received Jesus into his heart at a Christian concert. Form many years he ministered as an associate pastor and music minister in various Baptist congregations. Even with as successful ministry he felt empty. He longed for the Church that Jesus said […]

Tim Drake: A Lutheran Who Became a Catholic – The Journey Home Program

December 1, 2003 | no responses

Marcus and Tim answer open-line questions from the Journey Home audience. 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 […]

Shawn Reeves: An Evangelical Protestant Who Became a Catholic – The Journey Home Program

May 12, 2003 | no responses

Shawn’s father was Protestant and his mother Catholic. As a child he was allowed to decide his own faith. He chose to be a Non-denominational Evangelical because he felt that their services were more interesting and easier to understand. While in college he was active in InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, but soon found himself in limbo […]

Jim Anderson: A Lutheran Who Became A Catholic – The Journey Home Program

October 8, 2001 | no responses

Jim was brought up in a nominally Methodist home. As a boy he was sent to Sunday school but his parents didn’t attend. Even so, he had a growing longing for God and gave his live to Christ on many occasions. During college he joined the Lutheran church, attracted by its liturgical worship. While in […]

Dr. Thomas Howard: An Episcopalian Who Became A Catholic – The Journey Home Program

February 5, 2001 | no responses

Marcus and Dr. Howard answer open-line questions for the audience. Thomas Howard was raised in a prominent Evangelical home (his sister is well-known author and former missionary Elisabeth Elliot), became Episcopalian in his mid-twenties, then entered the Catholic Church in 1985, at the age of fifty. Dr. Howard is an English professor (recently retired, after […]

Jeff Childers: A Church of Christ Who Became Catholic – The Journey Home Program

January 29, 2001 | no responses

Jeff comes from a committed Church of Christ background. At the age of 9 he gave his life to Christ and was baptized for the forgiveness of his sins. As a teenager he studied to be a preacher under the tutelage of his pastor. For two years he ministered full-time as a minister. His journey […]