I am of Korean descent and was born in Maui, Hawaii, in 1923. I was the first Korean-American member of the Baha’i Faith. I am one of six children, and although my family was quite poor, we were well cared for and happy. My father was the only night watchman on a plantation and had [...]
I was born into a Catholic family, so when I was still a baby, I was baptized in a Catholic church. When I was six, my family moved to California because my father received a great job offer. It took me a couple of months to get used to California, but I quickly began to [...]
I initially stumbled on to the Faith while reading the introduction of the book SoulPancake. As Rainn Wilson gave a brief description, I felt called to learn more about the Faith and began doing some research. Everything I discovered spoke to me directly, particularly its emphasis on social justice. After requesting more information on the Baha’i [...]
Evanston, Illinois Baha’i since January 2010 I was born on the south side of Chicago into a family that was by then, non-practicing in any particular faith. My mother was raised Episcopalian, but was no longer attending her church regularly. My Father was raised Methodist, but as he grew older, he had many misperceptions about [...]
Became a Baha’i in Germany, 1989
Growing up in Germany, I first heard about the Baha’i Faith from my mother, who had a Baha’i colleague.
Baha’i since June 2007
By the age of 8, Melissa Knudtson concluded there was a God. Her parents were from a Christian background, but were noncommittal about religion and didn’t rear their children in a faith. The most religion she received was from going to church once a month with her grandmother.