A GenRef Podcast: Interview with Rosaria Butterfield & Ken Smith

I will give thanks to the LORD with my whole heart; I will recount all of your wonderful deeds.

-Psalm 9:1-

Stories of conversion are a wonderful thing.

Through them God’s grace is set on display.  Here we see the mysterious workings of the Spirit.  God shines in a person’s heart the light of the knowledge of the glory of Himself in the face of Jesus Christ.  As a result, the person is transformed, mightily and to the core.  And while we do not behold this miracle directly, we certainly witness its effects.

What a wonder it is!

Recently Barry York and I had the distinct privilege of getting to hear firsthand one such story of God’s grace.  It’s the account of Rosaria Champagne Butterfield.  And it is nothing short of astonishing.

Rosaria could not have imagined she would ever wear the name “Christian.”  And yet, through a simple and rather unexpected letter from Pastor Ken Smith, a tide of events was set in motion.  Her world was soon turned upside down as she found herself meeting with Pastor Ken and his wife, Floy, grappling with the One whom she had so pointedly rejected, Jesus Christ.

In this podcast, we’re pleased to have both Rosaria and Ken on the phone.  Listen as they recount this tale with warmth, honesty and insight.  You will especially enjoy hearing how this pastor and his wife ministered to Rosaria before, during, and after her conversion.

For more information, the reader should consider visiting Rosaria’s website.  There you will find an interesting Q & A section where she grapples with a number of tough issues.  Also noteworthy is her testimony which can be found at Christianity Today.  This has been the most-read article ever on their website with about 1 million views.  Truly amazing!

Podcast MP3

Podcast Timeline:

Introduction: 0:00 – 4:00
Rosaria’s conversion story: 4:00 – 24:40
Various Questions to both Rosaria and Ken: 24:40 – 1:02:00


  1. alcoramdeo March 12, 2013 at 8:41 pm #

    Thank you for keeping Rosaria’s testimony to the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ before us– one which may be the most powerful yet this century.
    …and viva la podcast!

  2. Jennifer Whosoever January 11, 2016 at 2:26 am #



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