Scott Hahn, Protestant Minister Convert (born in 1957)

Scott Hahn (born in 1957), Presbyterian Minister Convert

Dr. Scott Hahn was born in 1957 in the United States of America, has been married to his wife Kimberly since 1979, and with whom he has six children. An exceptionally popular speaker and teacher, Dr. Hahn has delivered numerous talks nationally and internationally on a wide variety of topics related to Scripture and the Catholic faith. Hundreds of these talks have been produced on audio and videotapes by St Joseph Communications. His talks have been effective in helping thousands of Protestants and fallen away Catholics to (re)embrace the Catholic faith. 

The author of “Rome Sweet Home”, he and Kimberly both converted to Catholicism 

Hahn is currently a Professor of Theology and Scripture at Franciscan University of Steubenville, where he has taught since 1990, and is the founder and director of the Saint Paul Center for Biblical Theology. In 2005, he was appointed Chair of Biblical Theology and Liturgical Proclamation at St Vincent Seminary in Latrobe, Pa., by Pope Benedict XVI. Dr. Hahn has also written numerous articles in lay and academic publications, and many books including:


  • A Father Who Keeps His Promises (Servant Publications: Ann Arbor, MI 1998),
  • The Lamb’s Supper (Doubleday: New York, 1999);
  • Hail Holy Queen (Doubleday: New York, 2001).

He is co-author (along with his wife, Kimberly) of Rome Sweet Home: Our Journey to Catholicism (Ignatius Press: San Francisco, 1993). Scott Hahn entered the Catholic Church in 1986, at the Easter Vigil.


He was ordained a minister in 1982 at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Fairfax, Virginia, and had ten years of experience in leading Protestant congregations, before becoming Catholic. He was a professor of theology at the Seminar Chesapeake when he made the big step. Scott Hahn has written beautiful pages on the Virgin Mary since his entry into the Catholic Church. When asked why converts to Catholicism often have such an intense devotion to the Blessed Virgin, he replied: “I can only speak for myself. I discovered the Catholic Church as not only the family of God, but as my family too. Mary is not only the mother of Jesus, but my mother too. That's a wonderful discovery to make so late in one's life. So maybe we're making up for lost time! Or maybe we have a special affection for the practices that are distinctive to the ancient Christian faith -- the practices that we missed in our own upbringing.”



Adapted from (Scott Hahn: If We Ignore the Mother, We Can’t See the Child (Zenit, Dec. 25, 2002).