‘Pilgrimage: a community event’ is Jan. 16-18

Special to The Message

As Catholics, we all love a good conversion story; someone who has wrestled with the truth’s of the Church’s teachings and came out passionately preaching the good news! 

Former Protestant pastor Keith Nester will share his conversion story in three Evansville presentations, scheduled for Jan. 16-18. “Pilgrimage: a community event” has been organized by three local parishes – Holy Redeemer, Resurrection and St. Joseph, Vanderburgh County – and by the Diocese of Evansville Cursillo Movement. 

Nester will speak at 6 p.m. nightly at Holy Redeemer on Jan. 16, Sacred Heart Church on Jan. 17 and Resurrection on Jan. 18. There is no charge to attend any of the talks, and exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will be a part of each evening. Holy Redeemer will host a community meal catered by El Patron at 5 p.m. Jan. 16. For more information on the meal, visit https://www.holyredeemerchurch.org/keith-nester-pilgrimage.html.

About Keith Nester

In 2017, after a 20-year-long discernment process, Keith resigned his full time ministry position and entered the Catholic Church. He now shares his passion for communicating the truths of the Catholic faith in a clear, engaging and impactful manner at parish events. He is also active on YouTube, reaching out to share these truths to the world. 

His first Catholic encounter was with a future co-worker, who simply shared his passion for Catholicism and did so joyfully. Their ongoing conversations and shared love for Christ proved to keep fueling Keith’s fire for the Catholic faith, which ultimately led to his conversion. 

On Oct. 8, 2017, Keith entered the Catholic Church. He says, “Since becoming Catholic, life has not been easy. I have lost friends, money, security, stability and more. But what I have gained has been more valuable than I could ever have asked for. My life’s mission now is to help others on their journey of faith.”