A Minister Who Turned Gangster

A Minister Who Turned Gangster

by Mr. Samuel Gilbert

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When Sam Gilbert was born into a family that made a name for itself through its Christian evangelism, everyone thought that he would just follow in their footsteps. Instead, his rebellious spirit, distrust of the education system, and his keen ability to recognize that, in spite of God's existence, something was very amiss with his creation when it came to race relations led him down the path to self-destruction. This collection of essays follows Sam as he makes revelations about the current and past conditions of Black people in America. An insidious disease has worked its way deep into the mindset of many citizens of the country. All that Sam wants to see before he passes on is a cure so that we can say that all men truly are created equal. This book will inspire a reader of any age and color to analyze his or her relationship with and understanding of humanity and God.

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BN ID: 2940148663737
Publisher: Page Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 10/11/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 210
File size: 363 KB

About the Author

In 1946 five-year-old Samuel Gilbert was the star of the Gilbert Gospel Preachers and Singers touring the country with the biggest names in gospel music, including Mahalia Jackson, Mr. Alex Bradford, the Roberta Martin Singers, and the five blind boys of Alabama and many others.

But just as Samuel reached the height of his fame his group disbanded and 12-year-old Samuel moved to God-forsaken Brownsville of Brooklyn, New York. It was “kill or be killed” on the streets of Brownsville. Young Samuel fights for his life and joined the Roman Lords, one of the deadliest gangs in New York City.

Samuel swiftly ascended to the rank of war counselor. Still attending church seven nights a week, Samuel earned the nickname “Preacher.” A hoodlum by day and minister at night, Samuel served God and Jesus, and for his troubles found himself abandoned by his family and broke at the age of 19.

Desperate to survive, in the year 1960 young Samuel picked up a gun and embarked on a career of armed robberies and selling drugs. Also known as the “Boy Wonder” in his ministries, Samuel became a craftsman in robberies and very knowledgeable of the Bible; he became an evangelist on the run from the law who was armed and dangerous.

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