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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 



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, politicians, troubled celebrities, and to various members of the military.


Marty Angelo is currently a full-time minister to prisoners, substance abusers, troubled celebrities, college students, politicians, and to various members of the military. 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.




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.







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 late 2018:

The Names, Titles and Manifestations of God





International Network of Prison Ministries (INPM)


Coalition of Prison Evangelists (COPE)


American Correctional Association (ACA)






International Ministerial Association (IMA)


Assemblies of God






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






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.






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




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.






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






Radio and Television - YouTube Playlist


Speeches, Church Services, Talks - YouTube Playlist






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


Prison Outreach Radio and TV Show


Trinity Broadcasting's "Praise the Lord"








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)



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,




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)



"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, troubled celebrities, politicians and to various members of the military.


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


 Marty Angelo’s Once Life Matters Ministries, Inc. reaches out to prisons/jails, rehabs, college campuses, troubled celebrities, politicians and to members of the military.

For more information please see http://www.oncelifematters.com

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