“It’s All True” Dave’s Visit to Heaven

dave-breidenbachA massive heart attack nearly took Dave Breidenbach’s life on April 27th, 2016. As he was rushed to the hospital, his heart stopped for several minutes. While EMTs desperately tried to save his life, Dave experienced what he believes to be heaven: a calm, warm and welcoming place. He relates that, in an instant, all the beliefs of his Christian faith were completely confirmed, leaving him with a certainty that “my faith will take you to Heaven.” A lifelong parishioner of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Tiffin, Ohio, Dave wants to inspire all believers to hold onto their faith because “Heaven is worth it.”

What exactly is the faith that Dave saw confirmed during his near-death experience? Read the Creed here.


As an introduction to Dave’s witness, Fr. Joseph Szybka, pastor of Tiffin St. Joseph Church, explains the theology behind his experience. Fr. Joe speaks of the belief in heaven, hell and purgatory, what each place is, and how souls arrive at each.

The theology and witness talks, given on November 20th 2016 and collectively known as “End-Time Beliefs and a Promise of Life,” are part of a speaker series hosted by the parish. Visit their website here.


  1. Hello: I worked with Dave many years ago at Tiffin’s National Machinery Company but haven’t seen Dave in many years~ I too am “a Believer” and was both intrigued and then very happy to hear Dave’s testimony! Just last night, (before seeing Dave’s video) I sat looking at a star filled sky and “thinking about my Faith” and just “how much” I did-or-didn’t believe my Faith to be based in “the real truth”. I believe now that I’m [even] more strengthened~ -Stan Poe / Bettsville, Ohio

  2. Dave this is your long lost older cousin Diane, I had a conversation with your Mom today and she told me about your talk and Katie’s web site. Beautiful web site love film and the arts. totally beautiful talk. when I see you I need to give you a hug. your are truly blessed.

    1. Hi Diane! Thanks for reaching out. We passed your message along to Dave, he says thanks and that he would love to meet up sometime – and he’ll take his hug then. 🙂 Thanks again for checking out the website, feel free to come back anytime.

      All the best, Katie (Dave’s daughter)

  3. Hi Dave, thank you so much for sharing your incredible story! You really are a wonderful speaker and you have such a great sense of humour! i would just love it if you could contact me directly as I have a spiritual webisode series on Spirituality and our first season focuses solely on NDE’s. We would be honoured if you would consider being a guest on our show and we would love the opportunity to discuss it with you. You can reach me directly (I hope it’s ok to drop an email here… ?) at realstories@earthtotheotherside.com. Thank you! And… p.s. if this is inappropriate to post like this… our apologies!

    1. Hi John! Thanks for your comment! We’ll pass your message on to Dave. We are happy to share your contact info with him as well. Your post is currently public, would you like us to screen your email address out of the comment so it is not publicly available?

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