The Seacoast Podcast: Things You Won't Hear On Sunday

47 - The Rebirth of a Mafia Gangster

June 19, 2023 Seacoast Church
The Seacoast Podcast: Things You Won't Hear On Sunday
47 - The Rebirth of a Mafia Gangster
Show Notes

Former mafia man Robert Borelli talks about his life-story captured in his book, "The Witness: A Tale of the Life and Death of a Mafia Madman." Borelli  was an “up-and-coming star” within the Mafia ranks.  With his life falling apart from drug addiction and a broken heart due to a daughter wanting her absent dad to be present, a spiritual rebirth was initiated when he was behind bars.  Released under witness protection, he began his new life as a new creation in his new Savior. 

Lynne Stroy and Joey Svendsen ask Robert about this former life full of crime, whether he's currently in any danger due to past relationships with gangsters, and how Jesus saved him from a life heading toward disaster.  Joey may have asked him if he's entertained by movies like The Godfather, Goodfellas, etc.   

Before this wonderful transformation story, Tomelex Copeland, Campus Pastor of our North Charleston Campus joins Lynne and Joey to talk about diversity in the context of church family at Seacoast and why precious youth in the black community particularly, turn to gangs for community. 

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Lynne Stroy, co-host / Instagram
Joey Svendsen, co-host / Instagram

Executive Producer: Josh Surratt
Producer/Editor: Joey Svendsen
Sound Engineer/Editor: JT Price
Sound Engineer: Mike Ward

Music, theme song: Joel T. Hamilton Music

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