Listener Stories

Welcome to our story archive wher you can read through actual stories submitted by actual listeners. Some stories have been edited at the listener’s request to remove identifying information. Feel free to leave a comment on any of the stories you read here.

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Stories From Our Listeners:

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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...

IFB to GARB

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...

IFB Church

I was raised in a Christian home by godly parents who taught me about Jesus from a young age. I was saved at the age of 4 and surrendered my life to preach at the age of 14. I worked in the bus route and taught jr church from that point on. I didn’t notice anything...

I am a true recovering fundamentalist

Hello RFP, I absolutely love the podcast. I wanted to share my story seeing I actually have a connection with Brian Edwards (but he probably does not remember me). I was saved in a true Independent Fundamentalist Baptist church. (Other than the name, which they had...