John W. Giles: Former Evangelical
John was a devout Evangelical Protestant as a child. During his high school and young adult years, he fell away from faith in Christ. His wife, Deborah, turned her life over to Jesus Christ during their third year of marriage. John followed her with his recommitment to Christ the following year. The couple’s journey to the fullness of the faith in the Catholic Church began in 1999 when they went on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. This trip sparked an interest in the roots of Christianity and led to their entry into the Catholic faith. John and Deborah were received into full-communion with the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil of 2004.