Fr. Gray Bean: Former Baptist Minister
Father Bean was reared in a Southern Baptist home in Alabama. His mother made sure that he attended church and learned the Bible. When he was 11, he gave his life to Jesus. In high school and college, the love of music caused him to drift away from practicing his faith. When he was 21 he had a major conversion back to Christ, which soon resulted in his hearing the call to ministry. After he was ordained a Baptist minister he began to work for an M. Div. at a Baptist seminary. There, in a Church History class, he was surprised to discover the early Church, complete with bishops, priests and the Holy Eucharist. This began a journey, which eventually led him to be a Catholic priest.