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Jim Tonkowich: Former Presbyterian Minister

November 16, 2015

Jim grew up in the Eastern Orthodox Church, finding Protestant Evangelicalism while away at boarding school. He spent quite a few years in business while he remained a licensed Congregational minister actively looking for work in the church or a Christian organization. Over time, however, and while working for a nondenominational youth ministry, he began to see how the Bible teaches that Christian churches should be connected, not independent in the manner that Congregational churches are governed. He found his way into the Presbyterian Church (PCA) and was ordained a ... more

Marty Doucette: Former Evangelical Orthodox Church

May 11, 2015

Marty was raised in a wonderful Roman Catholic home. Sadly, he was hurt as a young boy causing him to hate himself and eventually to hate God and the Catholic Church. As a young married man Marty and his wife were devoted to Thomas Jefferson and Deism. After suffering family and financial setbacks, he was led to a relationship to Jesus Christ though a “chance” meeting of an elderly Pentecostal lady and a Methodist minister. Eventually, Marty became a Pentecostal pastor. After a time he was introduced to the Evangelical ... more

Christ is the Light of East and West: One Man’s Search for the Apostolic Faith

March 31, 2014

On a blazingly-hot day in August, 2012, at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church in Tacoma, I was received into the Holy Catholic Church and my marriage convalidated. It was the culmination of a lifetime journey of faith and the beginning of a new life within the fullness of the Apostolic Faith, which I had pursued for years. Prior to that day, I had been an Eastern Orthodox Christian and, before that, part of an evangelical faith community. Since the day of my reception into the Catholic Church, I have ... more

Open Line With Dr. Robert Stackpole, Former Anglican Priest

July 7, 2008

Marcus and Dr. Stackpole answer open-line questions from the audience. ... more

Fr. John Holleman: Former Episcopal Priest Troubled by Controversies in the Anglican Communion

August 20, 2007

Father John was baptized in his mother’s Methodist church when he was a young boy. After a period of skepticism and searching, he became an Episcopalian and was eventually ordained an Episcopal priest. The modernist controversies in the Anglican Communion led his to see the need to return to the source of true apostolic authority in the Catholic Church. He was ordained a Catholic priest in the early 1980’s. ... more

Deacon Joseph Pasquella: Former Member of the Eastern Orthodox Church

April 30, 2007

Deacon Joseph was baptized Catholic, at the insistence of his father, when he little. When he was four, his father died and his mother then brought him up in a Pentecostal Church. Later in life, he was received into the Eastern Orthodox Church.  His realization of the need of the authority of St. Peter as it is exercised through his successor the Bishop of Rome brought his to full-communion with the Catholic Church where he was ordained a deacon. ... more

Dr. H. Graham Hudgins: Former Episcopal Priest

November 28, 2005

Graham was born in a devout Episcopal family. When he was 14, he went to a wrestling camp, a leader asked boys who were interested in the Bible to stay after to talk. At this time he gave his life to Jesus. During his college years he slipped from the faith but later recommitted his life to Christ. After college he thought he might have a calling to the priesthood. He worked at a boys school, where he met his future wife. In 1987, he joined the American Episcopal Church and was ... more

Gary Hoge: Atheist Then Baptist

July 26, 2004

Gary was baptized in the Methodist Church when he was six month old but his parents soon stopped attending church. The little he knew of Christianity was from his father reading bedtime Bible stories to him. In high school and college he was an atheist but he wasn’t militant about is lack of belief. He began to reconsider God’s existence over a bowl of chili at Wendy’s and soon after began attending a Baptist church with his roommate. His journey to the Catholic faith began upon reading ... more
Fr Terry Kraychuk

Fr. Terry Kraychuk: A Lapsed Catholic Who Returned to the Faith

May 17, 2004

Father Terry was born in Canada. Although he was canonically a Ukrainian Catholic he was mostly raised in the Latin Rite of the Catholic Church. At a young age he became obsessively interested in hockey, to the point that it became an idol. The death of his grandfather shook his faith. He began experimenting with drugs and was soon kicked out of high school. He bought a Harley and began riding and dealing drugs across Canada and the United States. While on top of a mountain in California, he was ... more
Ned South

Ned South: Former Episcopal Priest

May 3, 2004

Ned and Marcus answer open-line questions from the Journey Home audience. ... more

Fr. Steven Anderson: Former Charismatic Episcopal Priest

February 9, 2004

Father Anderson was raised a Presbyterian and invited Jesus into his hear at the age of 14. As a young man he was always interested in seeking and following the truth. After attending Oral Roberts University, he first entered the Episcopal Church but later the Charismatic Episcopal Church, where he was ordained a priest of that denomination. In his continual search for truth, Father Anderson read deeply of the Church Fathers, especially St. Irenaeus and St. Patrick. He was received into the Catholic Church in 1999 and ordained a Catholic priest in 2003. ... more

Avery Cardinal Dulles, SJ: Former Presbyterian

January 12, 2004

Cardinal Dulles was born in New York, the son of John Foster Dulles and served as Secretary of State under Republican President Dwight D. Eisenhower. The Dulles family had a long-standing Presbyterian background. While studying history at Harvard, Cardinal Dulles studied his way into the Catholic Church. He entered the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in 1946 and was ordained a priest in 1956. He was created a Cardinal, in 2001, by St. John Paul II. Cardinal Dulles went to his eternal reward on December 12, 2008. ... more