From Methodist Minister to Public Relations Director for American Atheists, Teresa MacBain

Teresa MacBain became a non-believer after more than 20 years of ministry throughout the deep south. Her ministry experience begin early in life, serving along side her father who was a Baptist minister. She taught in Christian Schools for many years, served as a worship pastor, associate pastor and ultimately senior pastor.

Teresa received her B.S. in Christian Education at Samford University and her M.Div at Duke Divinity School. Teresa also holds the distinction of being the first female graduate of The Clergy Project, a private, invitation-only “safe house” community of current and former ministers who no longer hold the supernatural beliefs of their religious traditions. The Clergy Project was started by Dan Barker, Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett and Linda LaScola.

Today, Teresa joins Carol for a frank conversation about what led her to ultimately understand there is no God, “coming out” to her family and finally, breaking it to her congregation.  It’s a frank, open discussion that explores the difficult journey from blind faith to free thinking and the challenges that line that path.

From having her coming out be a headline news story on the local station to being locked out of her own church, Teresa has an amazing story to tell – and she’s here to share it her uniquely calm fashion.  This is a story you won’t want to miss.

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