CHICAGO – Micahel Franzese is a mobster turned minister.
He was a captain in the New York mob and a made member of the infamous Colombo crime family. According to one report, he made more money for a crime family than anyone since Al Capone.
Franzese turned his back on a life of crime to embrace a higher power.
He brought his message of peace and hope to a notoriously dangerous part of the Cook County jail. The inmates in the notorious Division 9 are gang members, drug dealers and killers.
Michael spent 10 years in a place just like it, before finding his faith and turning his life around.
He’s hoping to inspire others to do the same.