A Baptist Church Converts

by Steve Ray on June 20, 2009

img_0972This week I have been speaking in Austin Texas and College Station Texas (A & M University with an incredible number of priestly vocations!)  I came to support Catholic Radio — Ten Wrenn with Catholic Radio in Austin and Dennis Macha as he is well on his way to putting up an FM Catholic Radio station in College Station.

I spoke today at a Baptist church — well, let me explain. No Baptist church has ever invited me to speak, but like me, THIS Baptist church is a conver–not the congregation, but the building. It was built and used as a Baptist Church with the baptism dunking tank, the communion cup holders in the pews and all.

But this Baptist church building decided to convert and is today a Catholic Church! It has beautiful statues, a gorgeous crucifix, holy water fonts, a large marble altar and a tabernacle right in the center up front (see picture)! I felt right at home in more ways than one!

I started my conversion story this morning by saying that I was not the only one that converted — even this former Baptist church converted to the Catholic faith! I felt right at home!!

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Dennis Macha June 20, 2009 at 10:02 PM

Steve, you always have a home here with us here in God’s Country, Aggieland! We praise God for our calling to Catholic Radio and could not have had anyone more fitting to help us during our kick off event!

Dennis

Bill Genereux June 21, 2009 at 1:51 AM

I find this fascinating. An entire church converted? The pastor led the entire flock? There’s an amazing story here. Wow!

NO, THE CONGREGATION LEFT AND CATHOLICS BOUGHT THE CHURCH AND TURNED IT INTO A CATHOLIC CHURCH.

Stanley Dominski June 21, 2009 at 1:57 PM

Dear Steve,
You gave a really fascinating presentation at Saint Louis Catholic Church in Austin last Thursday night. You really began a change in my life when I first heard you speaking on http://www.RelevantRadio about 2 years ago.

It is my dream to create a Parish Evangelization Education Text that can be used by every Catholic Parish in America. If you think that the edition that I presented to you has possibilities, your help is needed to make it happen. I will pray that you help in this regard.

God Bless You Steve Ray !

Stan Dominski
512 389 3724
dominskis@gmail.com

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