I was born in New York and raised in the Catholic faith. I went to church, but it really did not make a difference in my life. I knew Jesus Christ died on the cross to forgive us of our sins. I had no real relationship with God. I joined the Air Force and got married in 1981. Other than being married in church, I had not thought about God. Then in 1987, my dad died. It was the first time I had to deal with death. At the wake, I knew that was the real him laying there. I knew it was just a physical shell. The real spirit and soul was someplace else, but where?
I started my search going back to Catholic Church. I remember seeing a comedy movie called "Defending Your Life". It was supposed to show what happened after you die. I know now there were many things wrong in the movie, but for me it was a starting point of seeking God. Then one morning I turned on an AM station and heard, Chuck Smith and The Word for the Day. He described the bible in a simple way.
I still was not sure how to know him. Another speaker came on named Greg Laurie. He preached on" How to Know God and Make Him Known". He preached the gospel, and how to accept Jesus Christ as my savior and be forgiven of my sins and know I am going to heaven. On October 30th, 1994 I made that decision. October 1995, my wife accepted Jesus at a Harvest Crusaded in (By Greg Laurie and Calvary Chapel Ft Lauderdale) at Spring Training Yankee Stadium.