Erik Baldwin – Former Calvary Chapel and Reformed
Erik Baldwin was baptized in a Presbyterian church, but became serious about his faith in his teens, getting involved in the Christian music scene, which was experiencing enormous growth at the time.
A scandal in his congregation led him to re-evaluate the theological and philosophical roots of his faith, which took him deeper into Calvinism and the Reformed tradition. Erik decided to pursue a doctorate in philosophy at Purdue, and taught briefly at Notre Dame, all the while becoming more and more intrigued by the Catholic approach to philosophy. Over time, he began to realize he could no longer treat his interest in Catholicism as a mere academic exercise; he needed to actually come into the Church.