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The Clergy--from born again atheists to born again believers

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A diverse panel of guests join a lively discussion about The Clergy Project in the Freethought Fridays and Varitey Show with Al and Deborah.   This is being filmed as part of a documentary.  Due to space limitations here, please visit GodDiscussion.com for more information.

Atheists Who Were Once Members of the Clergy:

  • Al Stefanelli, former Ordained Southern Baptist Pastor.
  • Dr. Darrel Ray, psychologist and former preacher, author of the best-selling book, The God Virus: How Religion Infects Our Lives and Culture, and founder of Recovering From Religion and the Secular Therapy Project.
  • Jerry DeWitt, whose 25-year  ministry began when he was 17. He pastored two fundamentalist congregations.  Jerry is the author of Hope after Faith.


Clergy/Leaders Who Still Believe in God, But Not According to  Dogma:

  • JasonX, a leader with The World Union of Deists, who served as an Eastern Orthodox priest before discovering a God of Reason, Not Religion.
  • James R. Brayshaw, former Pentecostal leader who was asked to leave when his research revealed that Satan does not exist.  James is the leading authority on Satan vs. the Bible.


Those Who Left – and Then Returned to the Ministry:

Bill Keller, President of Bill Keller Ministries, is an internationally-recognized evangelist who formed LivePrayer.com.  He “ran away from God” for 11 years, only to be called to the ministry again when he was sent to federal prison for insider stock trading.  He now ministers to millions, offering solace in times of despair to Christians seeking the comfort of prayer and faith.