Church of Nazarene

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Chris Padgett: Former Baptist/Assembly of God/Nazarene

May 14, 2012

The divorce of his parents at a young age had a significant impact on Chris Padgett growing up in North Dakota.  It brought his mother back to church in the southern Baptist tradition and formed Chris in the foundation of faith through church services, scripture memorization and interaction with fellow believers.  Singing became an important venue for his faith and walk with the Lord.  The family moved on to the ... more
St Peter Rome Church

Confessions of a Protestant Pew Potato

April 9, 2012

Oh, no, I thought to myself, here we go again. Some latecomers had forced us to move into the middle of the pew. There’s nothing worse than being in the middle of the pew in a Catholic church if you’re a Protestant “pew potato.” ... more
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Wes & Kelly Baker: Former Nazarenes

March 28, 2011

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Corey Chambers: Former Nazarene Seminarian

August 30, 2010

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Rick & Cathy Townsend: Former Pentecostals

August 2, 2010

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Nicky Nolfi: Former Nazarene

May 31, 2010

Baptized a Catholic as a baby, Nicky’s parents very soon after began attending a Nazarene congregation. From a very young age he loved Christ. Growing up he assumed that Catholics weren’t saved. In his teen years the family began attending an Assemblies of God congregation. The family tended to church hop. His faith weakened in his teen years. After he married a good Christian girl, he felt a ... more
Gerald and Jennifer Tritle

Gerald & Jennifer Tritle: Former Orthodox Reformed Presbyterian

September 27, 2004

Gerald was born into a Lutheran family but stopped attending church when he was seven. As a young adult he joined a Pentecostal Church. Jennifer was raised by very ministry-orientated parents from a Nazarene background. They met while Gerald was on a business trip to California. After they were married they church hopped for a while and eventually joined the Orthodox Reformed Presbyterian Church, where Gerald became an Elder. While ... more
Doug Gonzales

Doug Gonzales: Former Nazarene Minister

April 12, 2004

Doug’s parents were not hostile to religion, but it was his maternal grandmother who raised him to be a Fundamentalist Christian. Even though he had been baptized a Catholic as an infant in deference to his father’s mother. As a young man, he was deeply influenced by the tracts of Jack Chick and became quite anti-Catholic. Upon reading “On Christian Perfection” by John Wesley he was taken by ... more