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Drake & Crystal McCalister: Former Pentecostal Ministers

January 3, 2011 No Comments

Drake and Crystal McCalister were both ordained ministers of The International Church of the Foursquare Gospel, a evangelical Pentecostal denomination founded by Aimee Semple McPherson.  They share their story of coming home.  Growing up in the Seattle, WA area each were in a family which took its faith seriously.  Crystal began as an Episcopalian but changed over to Foursquare when her parents relocated.  Each loved Jesus and knew Scripture.  Over a long process of getting to know the tenets of the Catholic faith in order to minister in his own congregation, Drake eventually came to the place of accepting for himself the truth of Catholicism.  He and his family entered the Catholic Church in 2004.  Three years later  Drake began studying at Franciscan University.  Today, he serves as Coordinator of Catechetical Practicum in the Office of Catechetics at Franciscan.  Drake and Crystal discuss with Marcus the topic of Catechesis in the Church.