Gene Neill has lived more than one life. Aspiring law student, successful criminal lawyer, rich and influential, Gene Neill got caught in a high crime dragnet. They threw the book. . .and more. . . at him.
As Christ promised, He delivered Gene Neill in his troubles. . . not from them.
Today, as a minister on a church staff, the author is a popular and widely travelled speaker. He, his wife and four children, reside in Florida.
Here is just a short into from his biography:
Dr. Gene Neill was a professional race car driver, and served honorably in the United States Marine Corps 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.
He 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. Subsequently, he did a speaking tour of the Prisons of Israel at the invitation of their Ministry of Police.