Orthodox Evangelizing with African-Americans

This was just posted on a Facebook group I am a part of and I only wish I could have been there myself. John is a Facebook friend, and I hope to meet him face to face someday. You can read his conversion story here, To Be Black and Orthodox: Part of My Story, and the story of his wife's converstion here, My Wife Came Home to Orthodoxy. John Gresham, Jr., President of the VA Brotherhood of St Moses the Black & Member of St. Basil Antiochian Orthodox Church, Hampton. Enjoy!     Orthodox Evangelizing with African-Americans … [Read more...]

My Wife Came Home To Orthodoxy!

by John GreshamWhat do you do when you want to become Orthodox, but your spouse is not on board? This question is a common one we deal with here at JTO, and very often it has glorious results. Our thanks to John and Brenda Gresham for allowing us to share and repost this excellent account of their own experience with this question!When I decided to leave the Baptist church and convert to Orthodoxy, my wife was understandably concerned. First, there was the loss of income we would suffer as I would be leaving my pastoral salary. I would have to be Orthodox for at least five years to be considered for ordination to the priesthood and even that … [Read more...]