John W. Gile? Yes John W. Gile! Why? He is the President of the Alabama Chapter of the Christian Coalition. If you remember the Christian Coalition was established by Pat Robertson after his failure at a bid for the Presidency of the United States. For more information on Christian Coalition: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_Coalition http://www.cc.org/ and the Alabama Chapter : http://www.ccbama.org Well why? Here it goes. John W Giles was born and raised a Southern Baptist. On Easter of 2004 John W Giles rocked the state of Alabama by becoming a Roman Catholic. President of a Baptist Dominated Organization converting to Catholicism! This act of treason burned at the core of my being. A devout Bible Only Beleiving christian joining a Pagan if not Satanic cult! There was not a day that passed that John W. Giles did not cross my mind, always ending in the inevitable question: WHY? Until....April 14, 2006 (Good Friday)....I could no longer keep going without an answer. So I called him at his office. Spoke to the secretary why I was calling, she immediately patched me thru to him. I asked him why? He gave me an answer in the which consisted of a trinity of words: "GOD", "JERUSALEM", "HISTORY". He then proceeded to tell me, If I wanted details then I should first read his conversion story. He emailed me the link to it. He said if I still have questions after reading his story, he would be more than happy to schedule a one on one. I thanked him for his link and ended the conversation. I went there and printed it out and read it. A very pious story. Very compelling. An unfortunately for my mind, very true. As a result I called him back asked him about some books on Christian History. I purchased these. And started reading. I also at the beginning of June enrolled my self at Huntington College(methodist/presbyterian oriented) and Faulkner University (Baptist oriented) and am taking Christian History at both. Two different text books with two different slants. These books have quotes from the Early church fathers. The author of each book has cafeterized what quotes to include and what quotes to leave out depending upon the slant. I know this because I have a book that contains all the quotes and commentaries by the early church fathers. I am becoming feared by both Professors, because I am asking those uncomfortable questions and providing ECF quotes to backup the questions. My Pastor has formal training. When I started asking him what he learned in College/Seminary, he clams up and get uncomfortable especially when I mention the early church fathers. In my opinion he knows the truth, but refuses to preach it. I am also reading the other conversion stories....much to my chagrine. After John W. Giles conversion, the Christian Coalition made a motion to hold an election of a New President. John gave a copy of his conversion story to each voter and asked them to read it in it's entirety before actually voting. He won the reelection. John's conversion story is titled: "My Christian Journey from Jerusalem To Rome" John W. Giles conversion story is here: http://www.chnetwork.org/gilesconv.htm If you comment on this thread, please only do so after reading the entire story. Good day and God bless.