his near-death experience, Howard Storm [www.howardstorm.com]
, a Professor of Art at Northern Kentucky University,
was not a very pleasant man by his own admission.
He was an avowed atheist and was hostile to every
form of religion and those who practiced it. He
often would use rage to control everyone around
him and he didn’t find joy in anything. Anything
that wasn’t seen, touched or felt, he had
no faith in. He knew with certainty that the material
world was the full extent of everything that was.
He considered all belief systems associated with
religion to be fantasies for people to deceive themselves
with. Beyond what science said, there was nothing
else. But then on
June 1, 1985, at the age of 38, Howard Storm’s
had a near-death experience due to a perforation
of the stomach and his life was since forever changed.
His near-death experience is one of the most profound,
if not the most profound, afterlife experience I
have ever documented. His life was so immensely
changed after his near-death experience, he resigned
as a professor and devoted his time attending the
United Theological Seminary to become a United Church
of Christ minister.
Storm is presently happily married to his wife Marcia
and is Pastor of the
Covington United Church of Christ in Covington,
Ohio. During his past time he has maintained his
passion for painting but now, unlike in his past,
he paints with a God state of mind which raises
his paintings to a whole other level. On this website
Pastor Storm shares a unique look at his paintings
and the effect Jesus Christ has on his daily life
and on his paintings.
The following is the
account of Pastor Howard Storm's near-death experience
reprinted by permission.