Mark Averett: Former Baptist/Disciples of Christ
September 24, 2012
Mark Averett, though being born and lived for his first four years in Mississippi, counts Kentucky as his home. Raised until age twelve in the Southern Baptist tradition, Mark has fine memories of his faith formation, including his public affirmation at nine. His family moved over to his mother’s tradition, the Disciples of Christ, where Mark would continue for some time. It included his time through college at the University of Kentucky and some hard years partaking of all the culture had to offer. Having a Damascus-like experience, Mark rededicated himself to the Lord and about a year later found himself called to a DOC seminary. Despite some positive aspects, Mark left seminary after one year and turned to the Methodist Church. Four years later his journey returned him to his Southern Baptist roots. Mark reflects on some experiences over his life that the Holy Spirit used in his eventual conversion to Catholicism.