Married Baptist Preacher Becoming Catholic Priest

by Steve Ray on August 26, 2008

Frankly I am very happy to see this story and hope it spreads. Converts make enthusiastic faithful Catholics and Protestant clergy who convert will make excellent priests.

My friend Alex Jones converted after being a Pentecostal preacher for decades. He is now a deacon in the Archdiocese of Detroit and I would love to see him become a priest!

I hope to see this happen more and more.

Read the story here.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Chris August 28, 2008 at 4:07 PM

I thought that only Anglicans and Lutherans could transition into the married priesthood. Learn something new everyday.

Esther Morash September 12, 2008 at 3:23 PM

I would love to see when a minister from the Protestant Churches come to be with us they can still be a minister in the Catholic Church. I don’t want to see new seminarians be married but those that come into the church that are pastors they should be able to minister us. May we look closer at this and we will find a world of wealth. Giod Bless each one

Reverend Joe Allen August 17, 2009 at 10:41 AM

I am a Baptist minister for 39-yrs., although originally born into a faithful
Catholic family, and I stayed with the Church for 17-yrs. I was still young
and at the time the Baptist Church was an “easy” way to serve God. The Holy
Spirit has been leading to become a priest for 10-yrs. and just as the hymn says
,” Oh love that will not let me go,” each day I sense The Spirit’s calling to serve
Our Savior more and more. With my experience in the ministry, what are requirements for me to be an ordained Catholic Priest? I have accomplished
my education (seminary) online in 1983. I love God and His Church. I have an
honary PhD and Master of Divinity from various ministries.
I am married for 38-yrs to my only wife, Wanda, who is 100% supportive of me.
My favorite verse is:” Psalms 37:’:4 My home phone is 1 814-410-2536.
I reside in Johnstown, Pa. With God’s Blessing I thank you as I await an reply.
Rev. Joe Allen,PhD.

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