Anglican & EpiscopalianConversion Stories

Taylor Marshall: Former Episcopal Clergy

July 2, 2012 No Comments

Taylor Marshall learned the basic tenets of the Christian faith through his friend’s Lutheran Church.  In high school, Taylor experienced a profound religious experience and soon felt a calling to the ministry.  While reading and studying in college, he found the Anglican Church, which, in his mind, was the best of both worlds of Catholicism and Protestantism.  Following seminary, he was ordained as an Episcopal priest in the diocese of Fort Worth, Texas.  At the fifth anniversary of their wedding, Taylor and his wife Joy went to Rome.  It was through this trip that his heart was opened to the pearl of great price – the Eucharist of the Catholic Church.  He began the journey to conversion, leaving the ordained ministry in the Episcopal Church to become Catholic.  Taylor and Marcus discuss the ramifications of that decision and the blessings of growing into that faith as a laymen serving in the Church.