Nikki & Jason Workmaster: Former Baptists & Evangelicals
Jason grew up in Florida with a broad Evangelical background. He met his future wife in high school when she moved from Chicago at age 15. Both had strong Protestant faiths but wrestled with two issues: “once saved always saved” and communion being a symbol. After they married, Jason and Nikki began a ten-year journey while having an active role in a local Baptist church. They struggled to find authoritative teaching about birth control and eventually discovered JPII’s theology of the body. Their young son’s interest in the saints, a visit to the National Basilica in Washington, D.C. and a trip to Rome all pulled them to the Catholic Church. Ultimately, it was the loss of several children in miscarriage that solidified their call to conversion, finding solace in Christ’s presence in the Eucharist and the sacraments.