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


My wife and I took a group of teenagers to Bible camp each summer for years.  We brought a group of wonderful kids with a mix of church and unchurched friends to this camp after they had closed and re-opened with different leadership.  We were careful to ensure that...

I am also a Recovering Fundamentalist

I am also a "recovering fundamentalist". I was raised an the Independent Baptist Church in Germantown, Ohio. There were SO MANY WAYS that I was blessed being raised in this church and denomination but I can relate to MUCH of what you say! We had a Pastor and assistant...

Author, books on Amazon.com

My name is Cae Cordell, I am an author, retired teacher and minister of the gospel for 58 years.  I grew up in horrific poverty, sexual abuse and domestic violence.  Through God's love and my acceptance of Jesus I have become a survivor.  I have told my story in Red...


Hey you guys! What a breath of fresh air! I've been looking for a group of Christians who love the Lord Jesus Christ and the authority of Scripture while kicking against legalism and strict tradition. I grew up in the IFB church culture until I attended a General...

A call to missions but not IFB missions

I was raised in a heavily IFB church/school with a pastor that is very well know IFB pastor/singer who I won’t mention because y’all Temple guys will know exactly who I’m talking about and I do not want to slander him or his congregation. My wife and I are currently...

More Independent than the Independents

Hi, I am already recovered,   Growing up in a church that hosted a camp-meeting every year in Indianapolis, I wanted to be the big evangelist for notoriety only. I received my opportunity as a teenager to preach one of the morning sermons every year. That opened...

Deserted by the IFB

Hello guys! My name is Kirk. My wife's name is Kathy. We have 5 children. I met you at the Idea conference. I did not know that you existed, but I thank God that He has allowed our paths to cross. I not only thank God that I can share my story, but I feel it will be a...

Thankful for where I am now

Dear RFP family, I am thankful that I was raised in a Christian home. My "fundamentalist" journey began when I was 8 years old. My family started attending a church that held Dr. Jack Hyles in such high regard. My parents captained a bus route. My sister and I...

Recovering from Performance-Based Christianity

The RFP came into my life, like all things God does, right on time. Brian, Nate and JC have become consistent voices for me through the podcast and I will always appreciate their honesty, their heart for Christ, and their approach to these issues. I also thank them...

Thank you.

Hi! (Please don’t use my name.) junping straight into this to avoid rabbit trails like any good IFB pastor lol but I do have to start out with how much I relate to you guys. A fellow friend/pastors daughter recommended this podcast to me and I have never felt more at...
JC Groves

JC Groves


Nathan Cravatt

Nathan Cravatt


Brian Edwards

Brian Edwards


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