I didn't really know where to make this post but since this is where I've spent all my time I thought I'd begin here. Many of you have gracefully answered my questions. Some even went a step further to encourage me and offer to answer questions through private messages. From the first day here I was immediately humbled by the open hearts of you all. At first I thought, "if only my Evangelical cohorts were as inviting".
I've been exchanging private messages and emails with members and priests. I've spent a month reasearching, reading, praying and fasting with one goal in mind; to find truth. Through all my research and reading I've decided to join the Coptic Orthodox Church. I've already contacted the priest of the community i'll be worshiping with.
Some of you do and some of you don't know that I've been an Evangelical my whole life and I am now "formerly" an Evangelical pastor. Right now I'm dealing with a lot of shame and guilt both for worshiping superficially my whole life but also to teach things falsely about the scriptures. I've asked for forgiveness for all of it and have began a new life. When I'm baptized in the church I can claim true victory.
Be in prayer for me as I work on witnessing this new truth to my wife, family and friends.
God bless you all....