Dr. Gene Neill, Founder | Press Release
Prison Ministry Press Release on Dr. Gene Neill
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More Than One Life
Dr. Gene Neill
was a professional race car driver, and served honorably in the United States Marine Corp
in the Far East during the Korean War.
He majored in Philosophy in undergraduate school and graduated with a Doctorate in Law, cum laude, from the University of Miami School of Law in 1961.
Neill served as a Public Defender in Miami for three years and was then appointed an Assistant State Attorney in the Special Prosecution Division of the Dade County State Attorney's Office in Miami.
In that capacity, he prosecuted many of the organized crime and Mafia figures in the East Coast underworld, and later became a very successful criminal defense attorney.
But when he
was forty, Neill
became deeply involved in organized crime and was sentenced to serve fifty years in a Federal penitentiary.
Indictments under which he
was sentenced included large-scale narcotics distribution, possession of machine guns, major insurance frauds and related conspiracies.
But in a dimly-lit little underground isolation cell, in the maximum security section of a Federal penitentiary, he
had a dramatic conversion experience.
And after a total of two years and thirteen days in prison, he
was miraculously set free.
Neill became a full-time prison minister and evangelist in great demand around the world, holding crusades and meetings in churches and prisons in over 40 countries.
is the author of the best-selling book, "I'm Gonna Bury You!", published in five languages, and has been seen and heard many times on international Christian television and radio media.
Not long after his
release from prison, Neill
spent three months ministering in the "underground churches" of the former Soviet Union where he
was arrested three times by the Soviet Secret Police.
was invited to Havana, Cuba, to an international conference on crime, where he
met and talked with Fidel Castro.
did a speaking tour of the Prisons of Israel at the invitation of their Ministry of Police.