Dr. Ryan Messmore: Methodist Who Became Catholic – The Journey Home Program

October 13, 2014 | one response

Ryan was born, along with his two sisters, in West Virginia, in a believing Methodist family. In college at Duke University, he was active in InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. In the fellowship, he taught a course on the Chronicles of Narnia, by C. S. Lewis, for seven semesters, where he met his future wife. After college, […]

Fr. Christopher Phillips: An Episcopal Priest Who Became A Catholic Priest – The Journey Home Program

May 3, 2010 | no responses

Growing up Methodist, Fr. Phillips became an Anglican in college. Later, as an Episcopal priest, he, his wife and parishioners felt called to enter into full-communion with the Catholic Church. The Archbishop of San Antonio founded Our Lady of the Atonement parish with 18 people and Fr. Phillips, who was ordained a Catholic priest in 1983, as […]

Mike Allen: A Methodist Minister Who Became A Catholic – The Journey Home Program

December 22, 2008 | no responses

Mike is a native of Lexington, KY, and a graduate of the University of Kentucky in Lexington and Asbury Theological Seminary. After serving in full-time ministry in the United Methodist Church for almost twenty years, including over 10 years as a pastor, he and his family entered the Catholic Church in August 2005. Since July […]

Dr. William Oddie: An Anglican Priest Who Became A Catholic – The Journey Home Program

June 16, 2008 | no responses

Dr. Oddie was educated in a Nonconformist (Congregational) school. In rebellion, he became a self-styled atheist and secular humanist. Something of a mid-life crisis and reading C. S. Lewis brought him to faith in God through Jesus Christ. His newfound faith eventually led him to be ordained in the Church of England. Another crisis, sparked […]

Deacon Adrian Straley: A Member of the Disciples of Christ Who’s Now Catholic – The Journey Home Program

March 26, 2007 | no responses

Although was raised in a Disciples of Christ family, Deacon Adrian lost his faith as a teen and fully embraced a skeptical, materialist atheism. He didn’t find his way clear to return to faith in Jesus Christ until he entered the Catholic Church in his mid-40’s. Some 15 years later he was ordained a permanent […]

Fr. Leonard Klein: A Lutheran Minister Who Became Catholic Priest – The Journey Home Program

January 29, 2007 | no responses

Father Leonard was reared in the Lutheran faith. He attended Yale University with the intention of becoming a lawyer but began hearing a call to ministry during his freshman year in college. During seminary, he had his first thought about the Catholic faith. His journey to the Church would last for 22 years as he […]

Deacon Nathan Allen: A Member of the Christian & Missionary Alliance Who Is Now Catholic – The Journey Home Program

January 15, 2007 | no responses

Deacon Nathan grew up in Japan. His parents were Evangelical Protestant missionaries in that country. He was a strong believer in Christ but desired more in his faith life. For a time he was intrigued by eastern religions. Some chance encounters and his discovery of G. K. Chesterton led him to full-communion with Christ’s Catholic […]

Dr. H. Graham Hudgins: An Episcopal Priest Who Became A Catholic – The Journey Home Program

November 28, 2005 | no responses

Graham was born in a devout Episcopal family. When he was 14, he went to a wrestling camp, a leader asked boys who were interested in the Bible to stay after to talk. At this time he gave his life to Jesus. During his college years he slipped from the faith but later recommitted his […]

Alex Jones: A Pentecostal Minister Who Became A Catholic – The Journey Home Program

November 1, 2004 | no responses

Marcus and Alex answer open-line questions from the audience. Alex was 16 when he met Jesus and was filled with the Holy Spirit. Years later he founded a Pentecostal Holiness congregation in Michigan. His journey to the Catholic Church began with a Bible study with his people. He asked them if they would like to […]

Michael Maturen: An Evangelical Episcopal Priest Who Became Catholic – The Journey Home Program

August 30, 2004 | no responses

Mike was raised by a wonderful Catholic mother. He was catechized and read the Bible. He became confused, however, when in college he was asked if he was saved. He didn’t know how to answer and thus though he must not be saved. His departure for the Church was solidified when he and his future wife […]

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