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Marty Angelo

He lived a life of luxury that came at a high price. Why his dream of making it big in the music business almost killed him.

 

 

TBN's Praise the Lord TV Show - 1985

 

CBN's The 700 Club TV Show - 1985

 

CBN's The 700 Club TV Show- 1986

 

CBN's The 700 Club TV Show- 2006

 

Daystar's Celebration TV Show - 2007

 

WXXT Phoenix Arizona Prison Outreach Show - 2009

 

Canada's 100 Huntley Street TV Show - 2010

 

TCT's I'm Just Sayin' TV Show - 2011

 

Online Eternal Planner TV Show - 2014

 

Turning Point USA Interviews - 2017 

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He thought he had it made...

 

Marty Angelo worked in the entertainment business from 1965 to 1980 as a musician, television producer, record promoter, disk jockey, restaurant and nightclub owner and personal manager for rock 'n' roll bands, Raven and the popular Top 40s rock group, The Grass Roots starring Rob Grill. He received his first professional breaks from "the late Jimi Hendrix" and "the late George Harrison."

 

Angelo also created, wrote and produced the '70s very popular dance television show, Disco Step-by-Step® and in 1978 was voted one of the Top 25 disco record promoters.  He promoted hundreds of hit albums, singles, and 12" disco 45s, receiving numerous recognition awards for his efforts. Angelo is featured in several documentaries, magazine articles, and radio/television productions.

  

Though at times Marty Angelo thought he achieved success, internally he always felt an emptiness in his heart. He sensed his life neither had real meaning nor true purpose. Nothing ever seemed to matter to him. Consequently, he lived a rebellious, sin-riddled out-of-control lifestyle.

 

Angelo was arrested in 1980 for two counts of possession of cocaine. Through this life-shattering event he experienced a "new beginning," a dramatic and electrifying conversion to Christianity. This miracle happened in 1981 prior to serving two-and-a-half years in a federal prison. God forgave Marty's sins, blessed him with everlasting life and filled the void in his heart with His Holy Spirit. His life finally mattered as he discovered God's true plan and purpose.

 

If God can change Marty Angelo He can change anybody...

 

Angelo helped many prisoners during his incarceration explaining to them that if God can change his life He can change anybody... including hardened convicts, drunkards and drug addicts.  Many followed his advice.

  

Marty was released from prison in 1984 and is living his life as an example to other ex-convicts and former drug-addicts and alcoholics who want to serve God and be used by Him for His glory.

 

For more than 30 years, Marty Angelo has worked with various ministries such as; Prison Fellowship Ministries, Teen Challenge of Southern California, The Fort Lauderdale Rescue Tabernacle (Faith Farm), and the Drug Abuse Foundation of Palm Beach County. Angelo also provided nine years of personal in-home health, medical, and spiritual care for his parents, "the late Dr. Martin and Marie Angelo."

 

Angelo is the author of the powerful life-changing biography-memoir entitled, Once Life Matters: A New Beginning.  His book reveals how God totally transformed his life of sin into a strong witness of His saving grace, mercy, and love. The book is offered free to prisons, jails, rehab programs, college campuses and troubled celebrities.

 

Marty Angelo is currently a full-time minister to prisoners, substance abusers, college students and troubled celebrities.  His nationwide ministry reaches out to prisons & jails, rehabs & support groups, colleges, high schools & churches and to various  celebrities. He is also the author of 10 books.

 

Angelo has appeared on numerous popular Christian radio shows and television programs (see complete list below) such as The 700 Club, I'm Just Sayin', Praise the Lord, Celebration and 100 Huntley Street.  His testimony was dramatized in 1987 on the popular nationwide radio program, Unshackled. His story was published in Voice Magazine and in various other print and internet media.

 

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Special Outreach Ministry to Troubled Celebrities... Celebrity Outreach


Marty Angelo's 15 years in the entertainment industry has given him a special burden for today's celebrities who are doing the same drugging, drinking and law breaking he did while living in the fast lane in the music business.

 

No one warned Marty of the consequences of leading such a life nor offered him any alternative direction. He prays others will learn by his mistakes and seek a better life.

 

Angelo believes as a Christian he has an obligation to encourage troubled celebrities and others to try a better road to travel; one that leads to everlasting peace, happiness and a new life that truly does matter. He donates his services to celebrities using letters, books, faith-based rehab referrals and court appearances.

 

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PUBLISHED BOOKS

 

 

Once Life Matters: A New Beginning - 1st Edition

 

Once Life Matters: A New Beginning - 2nd Edition

 

Vision of New Jerusalem: Now!

 

Inspirational Insights: Christ in You

 

Lives that Matters: Letters from Prison

 

Addiction is NOT a Disease

 

Truth Be Told

 

Celebrity Outreach

 

We are NOT Living in the Last Generation, Last Days, or End Times

 

Coming in 2017:

The Names, Titles and Manifestations of God

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MEMBERSHIPS

 

International Network of Prison Ministries (INPM)

 

Coalition of Prison Evangelists (COPE)

 

American Correctional Association (ACA)

 

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MINISTERIAL LICENSES

 

International Ministerial Association (IMA)

 

Assemblies of God

 

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EDUCATION

 

Vision College

 

Berean University

 

Rhema University

 

The Full Gospel Bible College of Coatesville, PA

 

Dunklin Memorial Camp - Servant Leadership Training 

 

University at Buffalo

 

Rochester Institute of Technology

 

Bryant and Stratton Business College

 

Williamsville High School

 

Cardinal Farley Military Academy

 

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MINISTRY EMPLOYMENT

 

Faith Farm Ministries- Ft. Lauderdale, FL

 

Teen Challenge of Southern California

 

Prison Fellowship Ministries

 

Faith Farm Ministries - Boynton Beach, FL

 

The Drug Abuse Foundation of Palm Beach County

 

"The late Martin and Marie Angelo" - caregiver

 

Marty Angelo Ministries, Inc.

 

Once Life Matters Ministries, Inc.

 

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AWARDS

 

Lincoln Philemon Fellowship - "Untiring Service Award" - 9/29/1987

 

Prison Fellowship Ministries - "Outstanding Service Award" - 6/07/1989

 

Spiritual Concerns Committee of San Bernardino County - "Special Contributions Award" - 06/07/1989

 

Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office - "Untiring Service Award" - 09/29/1992

 

Drug Abuse Foundation of Palm Beach County - "Hero Award" - 10/20/1992

 

IHSCI - "Lifetime Achievement Award" - 3/28/2005

 

Legends of Vinyl - "Lifetime Achievement Award" - 08/27/2011

 

Shadow Mountain Prison Ministry - "Special Recognition Award" - 11/11/2011

 

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Special Historical Disco Projects - 2000-2005

 

From 2000-2005 "Disco" began to make a resurgence and numerous production companies made contact with Marty for various historical purposes only.  Here are some of the ones he agreed to participate in.

 

2000 - Donor - Disco Step-by-Step® - website. Creator - internet website.  All files were donated to the United States Library of Congress in 2005.

 

2000 - Donor - The Official and Original  - Disco Dj Hall of Fame™. Creator. Founder. Member. All files were donated to the United States Library of Congress in 2005.

 

2000 - Donor - The Official and Original - Hustle Dancers Hall of Fame™. Creator. All files were donated to the United States Library of Congress in 2005.

  

2000 - Donor - The Official and Original - Disco Hall of Fame™. Creator. All files were donated to the United States Library of Congress in 2005.

  

2000 - 2005 - Interviews - music related internet websites, NPR radio, television, newspapers, magazine articles, and documentaries.

 

2001 - Donor - Disco Step-by-Step® television show master videotape collection donated to United States Library of Congress - 2001.

 

2002 - Dj Appreciation Award - plaque received from various Buffalo, NY club Djs for being the first disco/club Dj in Buffalo, NY back in 1969-70. (photo). This award was presented to Marty at the Disco Step-by-Step® Television Show 25 year reunion party of former cast, crew, and dancers.  The event was held to benefit "the late Helena Paolini."

 

2002 - Advisor/Promotion - Paramount Pictures dance related movies DVD releases (Grease, Saturday Night Fever, Stayin' Alive, Footloose, Urban Cowboy, and Flashdance).

 

2002 - 2005 - Advisor/Video Clip Contributor - Experience Music Project’s exhibit: Disco: A Decade of Saturday Nights. This exhibit opened at EMP's Seattle, Washington headquarters in 2002 (photo) and traveled to the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan in 2004 and the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts in 2005 (photos).  EMP has since retired this exhibit.

  

2003 – Associate Producer, Interview, Video Clip Contributor - VH1 television production: When Disco Ruled the World.  Photo

 

2003 - Advisor/Promotion - ABC Family television show, Dance Fever. Photo

 

2004 - Advisor - Dance Music Hall of Fame.

 

2004 - Associate Producer - PBS Television's: KC and the Sunshine Bands Presents:  My Music: Get Down Tonight – The Disco Explosion.  Photo

 

2005 - Advisor/Coordinator - Robert De Niro's Tribeca Film Festival salute to the movie, Saturday Night Fever.

 

2005 - Advisor/Video Clip Contributor - CBS "Sunday Morning" news show. Segment entitled: Disco Daze. Photo

 

2005 - Associate Producer, Interview, Video Clip Contributor - Passport Production’s disco documentary: Disco: Spinning the Story.  Photo

 

2005 - Interview - Buffalo Spree Magazine.

 

2005 - Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Hustle and Salsa Competition (IHSC).

 

2005 - Disco 2005: The Year in Review.

 

2011 - Lifetime Achievement Award from the Legends of Vinyl, Inc.

 

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BOOK MENTIONS

 

The Longest Cocktail Party: An Insiders Diary of the Beatles

 

Don't Bother Knockin... This Town's A Rockin...

 

Disco Fever, the Beat, People, Places, Styles, DeeJays, and Groups

 

Disco Dance (The American Dance Floor)

 

Paris: Icon and Entrepreneur

 

Silent Records: disco history - (disco, DJ, disco, deejay)

 

Experience John Travolta

 

Jane Birkin Biography

 

Steve's Dead Rock Stars

 

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MEDIA

 

Radio and Television - YouTube Playlist

 

Speeches, Church Services, Talks - YouTube Playlist

 

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Television

 

AOL Television 

Canada's "100 Huntley Street"

CBN's "The 700 Club" (3x)

CBS - "Sunday Morning"

CNN's TruTv - "In Session"

Daystar's "Celebration"

Gospel Tube

I'm Just Sayin' Show 

Larry King Live

Life Story

MTV

Prison Outreach Radio and TV Show

Storyology

Trinity Broadcasting's "Praise the Lord"

VH1

YouTube

 

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Radio

 

Adrienna Turner Radio Show

Alive in Christ Radio Show

Bill Martinez Live Radio Show

Bob Dutko Radio Show

Breakfast with Bacon Radio Show

Christian Authors on Tour Radio Show

Christian Recovery Radio

Cleveland Rhodes Radio Show

Crossroad Connection Radio Show

Cyrus Webb Radio Show

David Allen Radio Show

Desi Radio

Drew Marshall Radio Show

Exceptional Conservative Radio Show

Frank Murphy - FM in the AM

Frank Pastore Radio Show (3x)

Freedom on Deck Radio Show

George Wilder Jr. Radio Show

Gianni Hayes Radio Show

God Stories Radio Show

Hagmann Report Radio

Hairy Tics Variety Radio Show

Inside Scoop Radio Show

Intentional Living Radio

Itunes Podcast

James Lowe Radio Show

Jesse Peterson Radio Show

Joey Reynolds Radio Show

Kingdom Crossroads Podcast

Larry Stevenson Radio Show

Lifeline with Kurt Goff (2x)

Morning Live Powerfully Radio Show

Neil Boron Radio Show (4x)

Not Just Talkin' the Talk Radio Show

Once Life Matters Radio Show (25x)

Outlook Report Radio Show

Prison Outreach Radio and TV Show (5x)

Real Believers Radio Show

The Journey Radio Show (15x)

Turning Point USA

United News & Information Radio Show

Unshackled Radio Show

Vital Connection

Wiley Drake Radio Show (6x)


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Newspapers, Magazines, Websites, Blogs

 

ABC News, Access Hollywood, Alipes News, All Things Deep, Ask the Experts, Associated Press, Austin American-Statesman, Authors Den,

 

Baltimore Business Journal, Beaumont Enterprise, Bible Glory, Biblical News and Review, Book Publishing Industry Today, Boston Globe, Brooklyn News, Buffalo News, Business First of Columbus, Business Journal of Greater Milwaukee, Business Journal of the Greater Triad Area,

 

California Drug Rehab, Christian Headlines, Christian Life News, Christian News Tweets, Christian Signal, Cincinnati Business Courier, Contact Music, Connecticut Post,

 

Denver Business Journal, Denver Post, Edinburgh Days Out, Entertainers Resource Directory,

 

Entertainment Today, Everyday Christian Living, Examiner, Ezerin'Com Communication Agency,

 

Faithful News, Faith News Network,

 

God Rev, Good News Daily, Google News, Gunther Portfolio,

 

Help Drug Addicts, Hire Life Science, Holly Scoop, Hollywood Today, Huffington Post,

 

India Infoline, Inside Journal, Inside Scoop, IT Industry Today, Jailhouse Journal Magazine,

 

Jossip,

 

Kansas Free Press, KGO-TV ABC-7 (San Francisco CA), KTAL-TV Channel 6 Shreveport,

 

Las Vegas Business Press, Leesburg Today/Loudoun Business, Los Angeles Daily News, Los Angeles Times,

 

Manchester Matters, Media-online.ru, Mega News Network: Entertainment, Mercury News, Methadone Recovery, Ministry Watch, Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal, MSN News, myMotherLode.com,

 

NBC News, New Mexico Business Weekly, New York Times, News Info Guide, News Time, Newsblaze, News Week Daily, North Bay Christian News,

 

Ok Magazine, One News Now, Opinions,

 

Pacific Business News, Palm Beach Post, Perez Hilton, Pasadena Star News, Pittsburgh Business Times, Press-Enterprise, Prison Living Magazine, Pulse Entertainment,

 

Radar Online,  Readers View, Red Orbit, Recovery Helper, Rehab America, Religion Today, Religious Resources, Reuters, Rolling Stone Magazine,

 

Sacramento Bee, Sacramento Business Journal, Salon Magazine, San Antonio Business Journal, San Antonio News, San Diego News, San Jose Business Journal, Santa Cruz Sentinel, Seattle Post Intelligencer, Seattle Times Society and Lifestyle, SF Gate, St. Louis Business Journal, Stamford Advocate, Star Pulse, Star Tribune, Student Operated Press (The SOP),

 

Taiwan News, Tampa Bay Business Journal, TecTrends, Teen Options, Telegram, The Jewish Journal, The Prison Insider, Ticker Technologies, Times Herald, TMZ, Treatments for Addictions, Trends Buzz, Triangle Business Journal,

 

US Magazine,

 

Village Voice,

 

Washington Times, WDC Media, Webindia123.com, Wichita Business Journal, Wichita Christian News, WN Network, World Christian Newsroom, Wow Hollywood,

 

X1 News,

 

Yahoo News,

 

ZeeNews (India)

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"Once Life Matters: A New Beginning"

 

 

 Read Marty Angelo's life-changing experiences in his book

 

 

He lived a life of luxury that came at a high price. Why his dream of making it big in the music business almost killed him.

 

Available Online  - BUY NOW

 

There is a newer edition of this item:
Once Life Matters: A New Beginning - 2nd. Edition

 

All proceeds go to offset the cost of printing, shipping, and handling thousands of donated books to prisons/jails, rehabs, college campuses, and to troubled celebrities.

 

Marty Angelo's book is available online at Amazon.com and in Kindle format

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