From a Left-Wing, the '60s Love Woodstock Generation, Radical, Liberal, Drugged, Hippie card carrying member of the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) to an on-fire Spirit-Filled Christian Conservative. How is that possible?
He lived a life of luxury that came at a high price. Why his dream of making it big in the music business almost killed him.
He thought he had it made...
Marty Angelo worked in the entertainment business from 1965 to 1980 as a television producer, record promoter, disk jockey, restaurant/nightclub owner and personal manager for rock 'n' roll bands.
Though at times Angelo thought he achieved success, internally he always felt an emptiness in his heart, sensing his life neither had real meaning nor true purpose. Nothing ever seemed to matter to him. Consequently, he lived a rebellious, sin-riddled out-of-control lifestyle.
A New Beginning...
Angelo was arrested in 1980 for two counts of possession of cocaine. Through this life-shattering event, he experienced a "new beginning," a dramatic and electrifying conversion to Christianity. This miracle happened in 1981 prior to serving two-and-a-half years in a federal prison. God forgave Marty's sins, blessed him with everlasting life and filled the void in his heart with the Holy Spirit. His life finally mattered as he discovered God's true plan and purpose.
If God can change me He can change anybody...
Angelo helped many prisoners during his incarceration explaining to them that if God can change his life He can change anybody... including hardened convicts, drunkards, and drug addicts. Many followed his advice.
Marty was released from prison in 1984 and is living his life as an example to other ex-convicts and former drug-addicts and alcoholics who want to serve God and be used by Him for His glory.
For more than 30 years, Angelo has worked with various ministries such as; Prison Fellowship Ministries, Teen Challenge of Southern California, Faith Farm Ministries of Southern Florida, The Drug Abuse Foundation's Palm Beach County Sheriff's 'Drug Farm' program, Marty Angelo Ministries, and Once Life Matters Ministries.
Marty is currently a full-time minister to prisoners, substance abusers, and troubled celebrities. His nationwide ministry reaches out to prisons & jails, rehabs & support groups, schools & churches and to various celebrities.
Special Outreach Ministry to Troubled Celebrities...
Angelo's 15 turbulent years in the entertainment industry has given him a special burden for today's celebrities. Many are suffering the same consequences from abusing drugs and drunkenness that he experienced while living in the fast lane in the music business.
No one within the entertainment business back in the late '60s and '70s was warning others of the high cost of leading such a sinful life. There was not much information available on how to change. Therefore, Angelo prays that today's entertainers and others will learn from his mistakes and seek a better life through his special outreach efforts. He also prays and asks others to pray that God will do "whatever it takes" to reach many of this generation's long list of troubled celebrities.
Marty believes as a Christian he has an obligation to encourage troubled celebrities and others to try a better road to travel; one that leads to everlasting peace, happiness and a new life that truly does really matter. He donates his services to celebrities using letters, books, faith-based rehab referrals and various court appearances.
Marty Angelo is the author of 10 books.