St. Augustine. Presbyterians A. George Baker – American Presbyterian, and later Episcopalian, minister who converted to Islam Scott Hahn – former minister who became a Catholic apologist. He left lasting imprints both in Evangelical and Roman Catholic circles. Shingai Nyoka Seven years ago, I myself was an emotional and excited Protestant convert to Catholicism (though also a revert, as my parents left the Church shortly after my first communion). I could go back to being a Catholic, but only if the parish was right. Vance Becomes Catholic", "Just Memories, this is not a book*, by Roy P. Drachman, Sr", "Finding Stable Ground | Adrian Vermeule", "Founders of the Apostolic Carmel Congregation", http://tabloidbintang.com/articles/berita/polah/7726-chelsea-olivia-kini-memeluk-katolik-sama-dengan-glenn, "Finding a rational religion A leading British academic has reversed the usual trend by converting from Buddhism to Catholicism. Mark Galli, who was editor-in-chief of the evangelical publication Christianity Today until January, is now a member of the Catholic Church after his formal conversion to Catholicism at the Cathedral of St. Raymond Nonnatus in Joliet, Illinois, on Sunday. As one who has left standard evangelicalism by becoming a Lutheran, I have some empathy for his path. Well Dave, we have had some big name evangelicals—well, “big name” I guess that’s relative, but certainly notable Evangelicals convert to Roman Catholicism, one, the head of the Evangelical Theology Society, another would be Thomas Elliot, this would be Elizabeth Elliot’s brother, who left Gordon Conwell because of his conversion to Roman Catholicism. I've always found it difficult to believe in God. It’s a precious period of time that inspires reflection, surrender, and joy. It only takes a minute. If you’re reading this article, it’s thanks to the generosity of people like you, who have made Aleteia possible. If you are an evangelical you probably have had a heated argument or two with a Catholic family member or friend who feels the need to defend the Church from your Protestant beliefs. Editor’s note: This two-part series explores why some evangelicals have chosen to convert to other branches of Christianity, namely Eastern Orthodoxy and Catholicism. Converting to the Catholic Church in adulthood is a decision that changes the course of a person’s life. And having been raised an evangelical Christian as well as working in full-time ministry for a number of years, this unity is dear to my heart. 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