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Join the conversation as three pastors who are recovering fundamentalists talk about life, ministry, and their journeys.

Thank you!

Thank you for this podcast.  I did not grow up in the IFB church, however I went to TTU around the time JC was there.  It changed my life in so many ways.  The legalism got so engrained in me it was scary.  I'm so thankful for the honesty & Biblical truths that...

Senior Pastor

Hey guys. I stumbled upon your podcast while searching for a new one to listen to while running and have made it through every episode over the past couple of weeks! Sure appreciate your ministry here and thought I’d share my own story because it’ll likely be unique....

Freed from Emotional Bondage

My name is Melissa Guinn and Am more than happy to have my real name used. My story is somewhat different as I was raised in the IFB movement by my mother while at the same time having a father who for lack of a better word was agnostic. He occasionally came to church...

Why I Am Not a Fundamentalist

I grew up in IFB churches of various stripes in Georgia in the 70s, 80s, and 90s. I spent a lot of time worrying that I would get caught wearing shorts or listening to non-southern gospel music or that preachers would think my hair was too long or that I would be...

Recovering IFB PK woman

I intend to tell you my story of how I came out of the IFB. However it’s too long to share typing on my phone. So, when I get to a computer (which I don’t have at home) I will type it all out. Heck, I might just send it snail mail for “old times” sake... lol....

How IFB killed God in my eyes

I was born in 1986. Today I’m 33 years old. My grandfather was an IFB preacher for over 49 years. Let me say he was the most humble IFB preacher I ever knew and everyone recognized that. I can’t say a negative word about him. He truly only wanted to do Gods work and...

Why I left IFB

Ok, finally taking time to get around to this.  First off, thank you men so much. This has been such a blessing and a healing for a lot of bitterness that has taken root in my heart towards the IFB.  You guys have shown so much grace to the IFB and so much...

The Comeback

I grew up in the IFB. It never felt comfortable and after many conflicting instances, I left not only the movement but Christianity. My hatred of God stemmed from the IFB experiences. I was convinced that either God wasn’t real or maybe even hated me. About a month...

Not IFB but Missionary Baptist

I was actually turned onto your podcast by a preacher that helped us during revival at the Baptist Church I pastor in Alabama. I have enjoyed listening to your stories. While I did not grow up in an IFB church, I did grow up in the Missionary Baptist churches in the...

The Village

I'm a 72 year old recover(ed) fundamentalist. I grew up in and IFB church but wasn't converted until I was 28. I had been in the rock music business (radio, concerts, etc.) and after I was saved went into legalistic fundamentalism 100%. For 30+ years as a pastor and...
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