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To Equip the Holy Ones for the Work of Ministry, Ephesians 4: 11-14

Fr. Doug Grandon |
August 19, 2009 One Comment

In this “Year for Priests,” Marcus asks guests to choose Scripture verses that have specifically inspired them to follow Jesus. Marcus welcomes Fr. Doug Grandon, Ph. D., former anti-Catholic Pentecostal missionary and Episcopal priest. Fr. Doug is a married Catholic priest. Marcus and Fr. Grandon discuss the way in which the Church works in the world.

Scripture verse: Ephesians 4: 11-14

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Fr. Doug Grandon

When Doug was a teenager, a friend shared Christ with him. Doug wasn’t sure God existed but, at his friend’s invitation, prayed for the Lord’s forgiveness and felt God’s grace for the first time. Later, he served as a Pentecostal missionary translator for five years in Yugoslavia. While studying Church history, he began to wonder to what church people like St. Augustine belonged. An Episcopal bishop friend taught him about apostolic succession and the Blessed Sacrament, leading him to be ordained an Episcopal priest. While studying at Oxford University, Doug discovered the need for a central authority in the Church, the Pope. He and his wife, Lynn, were received into the Catholic Church in 2003. Father Doug was ordained a Catholic priest, in 2008.

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