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A Methobapticostal Comes Home – Bond Strong

June 13, 2016

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Kurt Hoover: Former Wesleyan Methodist

October 5, 2015

Kurt grew up in a very devout Wesleyan Methodist home. His grandfather was a minister in that denomination. At the age of 16, with the assistance of several men in his congregation, he made a deep commitment to a life of faith in Jesus Christ and was baptized. As a young man, through his experience of Christians who were not giving of their wealth or their time, he became angry and despondent and stopped attending church. During this time he met a Catholic girl who was rediscovering and recommitting herself to ... more
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Ulf & Birgitta Ekman: Former Charismatic/Non-Denominational

September 14, 2015

Ulf was a restless secular teenager. He turned his life to Christ from the witness of a friend. Birgitta was born in India to Methodist missionary parents. Ulf and Birgitta met at university, while Ulf was studying for ministry in the Lutheran Church. After they were married they were both active in the Charismatic renewal. From this they founded the Word of Life Bible School out of which grew a megachurch. As their ministry grew, they began to encounter Catholics. They began to ask, “What is the essence of the ... more
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John Sherman: Former Methodist & Non-denominational

June 8, 2015

John was raised in an Methodist home. They gave him a good foundation and took him to church but Jesus wasn’t talked about much in the home. By the time his entered college he was more or less an agnostic.  Later, motivated by physical ailments, John was driven to the arms of Jesus, committing his life to him through his suffering. Wanting to be involved with other passionate Christians, he joined a Non-denominational congregation. About this time he was invited to attend a group, made up mostly of Catholic ... more
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Amy Daniels: Former United Methodist Minister

April 13, 2015

Amy was brought up in a military home on Governor’s Island in New York. Her parents were Presbyterian but, attending the base chapel, Amy viewed herself merely as Protestant. While visiting Italy with her Latin class in high school she attended Mass with her teacher. This inspired in Amy an interest in all things Catholic that would stay with her throughout her life. Later in life, she would study at Wesleyan Theological Seminary, in Washington DC, be ordained a United Methodist minister and serve as an Air Force chaplain. ... more
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Dr. Ryan Messmore: Methodist Who Became Catholic

October 13, 2014

Ryan was born, along with his two sisters, in West Virginia, in a believing Methodist family. In college at Duke University, he was active in InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. In the fellowship, he taught a course on the Chronicles of Narnia, by C. S. Lewis, for seven semesters, where he met his future wife. After college, Ryan and his wife studied Christian education, in England at Cambridge University, where they fell in love with the liturgy and became Anglicans. While studying for his Ph.D. at Oxford, he began to have ... more
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Cris Fouse: Former Episcopalian

September 8, 2014

Cris grew up during World War II while her father was fighting the war in Europe. She learned the faith from her grandmother who taught her the Lord’s Prayer and the 23rd Psalm and the Methodist congregation they attended. After she was married, she and her husband bounced through several denominations finally ending up in an Anglo-Catholic Episcopal parish in Texas, in 1979. She fell in love with the liturgy and the sacraments. Wanting to work in ministry, she applied to seminary and was accepted into the University of Dallas, ... more
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Fr. M. Price Oswalt: Former Episcopalian

July 21, 2014

Fr. Oswalt grew up in a nominal Methodist family, with parents who believed that the Catholic Church was evil. Even so, by the time he was 14 he felt a calling to be a priest. In high school a friend invited him to take photos at his wedding in an Episcopal parish. He felt very much at home and was baptized. In college he became friend with a Catholic boy and through him a Catholic priest who invited him to become a Catholic. Twenty-six months he was in seminary and headed ... more
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Andy McNutt: Former Baptist

June 2, 2014

Andy was reared by two wonderful godly Christian Protestants. They raised his brother and him in a Methodist congregation until he was about 8. Then they joined a Southern Baptist congregation. Andy began his walk with Christ as a Baptist as a 10-year-old. At 17, he committed myself to full-time Christian service. His passions for education, formation, and apologetics were the doorway used by the Holy Spirit to draw him to the Catholic Church. ... more
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Br. Rex Anthony Norris: Former Presbyterian, Methodist and Episcopalian

April 7, 2014

Br. Rex Anthony Norris of Little Portion Hermitage discusses what led him home to the Catholic Church. Br. Rex was previously Presbyterian, Methodist and Episcopalian. He discusses his journey with Jesus into his religious vocation and how that led him home the the Catholic Church. Br. Rex assists CHNetwork by counseling men and women on the journey home to the Catholic Church and also prays for them. To learn more go to www.littleportionhermitage.org. ... more
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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
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Fr. Dennis Garrou: Former Anglican Priest

March 31, 2014

Fr. Garrou was reared in the faith in an independent Bible Church. He graduated from Wheaton College, in Illinois, majoring in the Bible and then attended attended Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, in Deerfield, IL. Years later he served as a licensed lay United Methodist minister. Then he was ordained as an Episcopal priest in 1994. From 2000 to 2008, he served in the Anglican Mission in the Americas. Conserns over the Eucharist and the nature of the Church led him to the Catholic Church, in 2009. He was ordained a Catholic priest in 2011. ... more