Over the last few years, I estimate that well over two hundred people have contacted me to let me know that they have stepped from the Protestant Church of Christ to the Catholic Church of Christ, and they often communicate that this website and my books were instrumental in their journey. (I make no money from this apostolate; I give more to it than I receive.) Many of them, just as we find in the Sacred Scriptures, brought their families into the Faith, so the number of people influenced by this apostolate and who are coming into the Faith is quite a bit higher than I could ever know — especially since most people who read this site never contact me. Below is a recent email I received:
Hi there. Just wanted to let you know that I was confirmed and received First Holy Communion at the Easter Vigil. I love your website, and it’s still helping me. I’ve shared it with others as well.
Thank you! Lori.
Protestant Church of Christ friends, you are welcome to contact me. I’m happy to address your questions and help you understand that the real Catholic Church is very different than what your social circle has described. The churches of Christ greet you!
• "Your website is a troll." "You son of Satan."
-Scott J. Shifferd, Dean Road Church of Christ
• "Pax [(he thinks "pax" means "Pat" and not "peace")] cannot do us no harm and that why he wont fly to Martinsville not unless we foot he bill [to debate me on my television show]. . . . Really now I just want you to man up and bring your false doctrine to the airwaves but You and me know that wont happen because all you can do is play book writer and site master. You take that book momey Buy a plane tickey then we post it all on youtube how about that?"
-Johnny Robertson, founder of Church of Christ WDTBS Television Show
• "You are not a model of ethicality."
-Neal Pollard, Bear Valley Church of Christ; instructor at Bear Valley Bible Institute
• "Patrick Vandapool you will pay for your crimes against God." "You and your Church are condemned, better accept the Gospel and leave your Church before you die in your sins. you are an alien sinner!" "Your brainwashed." "Your site is a propaganda site." Your not a true Christian." "Your a fool... . I never called you a fool."
-John Riddle; "well tranned priest of the Lord's Church"
• "Are you an unmarried man under 25? Your writing style and wisdom match such a profile."
-Steve Rudd, Hamilton Church of Christ; founder of CofC propaganda website bible.ca
• "You have to be the most immature person that I've ever "met" in WordPress, and that includes the atheists, by which in overwhelming numbers show more common courtesy and respect that you. Are you 10 years old? ...if that's what your readers enjoy then it says as much about them as it does you."
-Eugene Adkins, Keltonburg Church of Christ