Fr. Greg Paffel: A Catholic Who Returned from the Assembly of God – The Journey Home Program

November 24, 2014 | no responses

Father Greg was raised in a Catholic family but, though he believed in God, he only remembers praying with his heart twice when he was young. Sadly, he had next to no catechesis. Even though he attended Mass he did not know the faith. When he was a junior in high school, a friend asked […]

Deacon David Miller: Former Lutheran – The Journey Home Program

July 28, 2014 | no responses

Deacon David was born and raised Lutheran. His grandmother made sure that he was at Sunday school every week. He would read the Bible under his covers at night. Even with this background, after confirmation, he stopped attending church. For about 15 years he drifted spiritually. At one time he wanted something to hang from […]

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 […]

Noah Lett: A Lutheran Minister Who Became a Catholic – The Journey Home Program

March 1, 2004 | no responses

Marcus and Noah answer open-line questions from the Journey Home audience. Noah was raised in a nominally Protestant family in Indiana. When he was a young man he became a Lutheran and, in 1986, was ordained a Lutheran minister, pastoring in Queens, New York. In 1988, while home to fix lunch, he had a vision […]

Jimmy Akin: A Presbyterian Who Became a Catholic Apologist – The Journey Home Program

November 3, 2003 | no responses

Marcus and Jimmy answer open-line questions from the audience. James (these days he’s goes by Jimmy) was born in south Texas and grew up in the Ozarks in Arkansas. When he was little he parents attended the Church of Christ but stopped attending when he was about five. In high school he became involved in […]

Scott McDermott: Former Atheist – The Journey Home Program

October 13, 2003 | no responses

Scott grew up in Kentucky in an unchurched family. In reaction against what he saw the ignorance of fundamentalist Christians around him, at a very early age he declared himself an Atheist. At the same time, as a teen, he developed same sex attraction. In college, he became immersed in politics and the gay lifestyle. […]

Glen Allen: A Baptist Minister Who Became Catholic – The Journey Home Program

July 14, 2003 | no responses

Glen was reared a Methodist, in the projects in Milwaukee, one of 10 children. At 13, he was sent to a Jesuit boarding school but he wasn’t interested and did not learn the Catholic faith. From his experiences in school, he came to dislike white people and the Catholic Church. In college, he met his […]

Dr. Dolores Grier: Former Baptist – The Journey Home Program

January 22, 2001 | no responses

Dr. Grier is an African American pro-life activist and non-fiction author. When Grier was a teenager she converted to Roman Catholicism. She graduated with a master’s degree in social work from Fordham University. In 1980 she heard a “persuasive, dynamic speech in defense of all human life from conception” by the Rev. Jesse Jackson and […]

Mark Shea: Former Non-denominational Evangelical – The Journey Home Program

March 3, 2000 | no responses

Marcus & Mark answer open-line questions. Mark says he is a double-jump convert. Having been reared, more or less, as an agnostic pagan, he became a non-denominational Evangelical in 1979, and entered the Catholic Church in 1987. Mark is the author of the books “By What Authority?: An Evangelical Discovers Catholic Tradition” and “Making Senses […]

Lovelace Howard: Former Episcopalian – The Journey Home Program

November 19, 1999 | no responses

Lovelace was reared in an evangelical Protestant home in Alabama. As a young woman she served for five years as a missionary in Japan. She married Thomas Howard in 1965 and became an Episcopalian and raised their children in that denomination. In the 1980’s, when she learned of Tom’s journey to the Catholic faith, she […]

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