Franzese, Michael

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Michael Franzese

Michael Franzese, a former “Prince of the Mafia,” is now a man on a mission. Determined to use the experiences of his former life for the benefit of others, Michael’s compelling testimony explodes from a deep passion to inspire others to make positive changes in their lives against intimidating odds. Michael’s amazing story and engaging delivery has brought record attendance to events all over the country.

Michael Franzese was “one of the biggest money earners the Mob had seen since Al Capone” and the youngest individual on Fortune magazine’s list of The Fifty Biggest Mafia Bosses, ranking #18, just five behind John Gotti. Today, Michael is a follower of Jesus Christ, dubbed “The Born Again Don” and a man on a mission. The story of his conversion is a testament of God’s willingness to reach into the heart of any man, regardless of their past or the present condition of their lives.

Michael’s testimony describes his very own Damascus Road experience, from his early days in the Mob and rise to power to God’s leading him to do the unthinkable: quit the Mob and follow Jesus. Determined to use the experiences of his former life for the benefit of others, Michael’s compelling testimony explodes from a deep passion to inspire others to make positive changes in their lives against intimidating odds. Michael’s amazing story and engaging delivery have brought record attendance to events all over the country. He candidly explains how he survived dozens of grand jury appearances, three major racketeering indictments, five criminal trials, seven years in prison and a Mafia death sentence. His unique perspective and direct approach captivates all kinds of audiences, from teens to athletes to business execs to the average seeker trying to make it on his/her own in the world. Michael’s theme always hits home: “You can’t escape the long arm of the law—and you sure can’t escape the longer arm of the Lord.”

Michael’s compelling story of transformation is featured in his autobiography, Blood Covenant, and in the upcoming book especially for seekers, The Good, the Bad, and the Forgiven. He has also appeared widely in both Christian and secular high-profile media, including The 700 Club, Life magazine, Vanity Fair, Sports Illustrated, GQ, The Today Show, the prestigious “The Eleventh Hour” for PBS and many others.


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