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
A FEW GREAT VIDEOS
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.
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.
A FEW GREAT WRITTEN STORIES
Dr. Allan J. Cease
“After 51 years as a Protestant and 28 years as a United Methodist clergyman, I have come home to the Catholic Church. To my delighted surprise, I have found it to be a ‘pearl of great price.’ Hear Dr. Cease share his journey to Christ and his discovery of the fullness of the Church. “I wish to highlight the joy which emerges through struggles and hardships and, in fact, is made all the more exuberant because of them. My story is a journey to joy!”
Frank L. Johnson
For the first 55 years of my life I was an active Methodist — beginning in Methodist Youth Fellowship in my local church in Daytona Beach and continuing in Wesley Foundation at University of South Florida in Tampa where I received my first degree in English Education. After teaching junior high English for a year in Tampa, I went to seminary at Southern Methodist University in Dallas where I received a Master’s of Theology…
“It was with Augustine that my Catholic search started. I became skeptical of every denomination. I went from thinking that the United Methodist Church had finally got the Bible right, to rigorously questioning every Christian theology, every doctrine, every leader, and every church.” Listen to Dustin describe how the study of history led him to the Chruch. “I mean, if Augustine in the 300s was Catholic, there had to be something there, right?”
RECOMMENDED BOOKS & OTHER RESOURCES FOR METHODISTS
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.
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.
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.