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Methodist Converts

Hear the stories of Catholic Converts from a Methodist background and learn what led them to embrace the Catholic Church.

“A friend brought me to Mass. The beauty of it, the ancientness of it… It slapped me in the face, stopped me in my tracks. It lit a fire under me to pursue more knowledge about what is Catholicism… It’s everything I experienced as a Protestant, but more — so much more.”

— Kurt Hoover

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Mike Allen 56:23

Mike served 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.

Brother Martin Davis, O.P. 5:42

In high school, Martin became restless, hopping from church to church to find which denomination might be the one that had the market cornered on truth. He’s now a Dominican.

Dr. Allan Hunt 56:09

With a PhD. in New Testament and Christian History Dr. Hunt was pastor of a Protestant megachurch when left to join the Catholic Church in 2007.


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Explore the full archive of conversion stories from former Methodists who have embraced the Catholic Church.

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Confessions of a Megachurch Pastor

by Allen Hunt

Tens of thousands of American adults join the Catholic Church every year. Why? What is it that attracts them to Catholicism? Here, Allen Hunt unveils the treasures of Catholicism that many life-long Catholics are simply unaware of and tells the story of his own conversion from Evangelical Protestantism.

Journeys Home

edited by Marcus Grodi

Journeys Home contains the stories of men and women who, having surrendered their lives to Jesus Christ, heard a call to follow Him more completely. Many of them were pastors or missionaries. Others were lay men and women who, though working in secular jobs, took their calling to serve Christ in the world very seriously. In each case, their desire to follow Christ faithfully, and to remain faithful to the truth He taught and the Church He established through His apostles, led them to embrace the Catholic Church.

Journeys Home II

edited by Marcus Grodi

Journeys Home 2 gathers together more conversion stories of men and women, clergy and laity, who found themselves drawn to the beauty and truth of the Catholic Church.