A bad decision in June of 1977, at the end of his junior year in high school, found Gene McGuire of Lake Winola, Pa. facing a life sentence in the Pennsylvania prison system. Suddenly his hopes, dreams, and career aspirations began to spiral downhill quickly. Gene found himself face to face with this sentence after the brutal slaying of a bartender at a local bar. What made it especially hard: He didn’t commit the crime. The second-degree murder charge carried a life without parole sentence.
Over the years of incarceration, McGuire attained an exemplary record in prison. Approximately ten years into his sentence, McGuire met a pastor by the name of Larry Titus, who took a special interest in him and it was during this time that McGuire made the decision to invite Jesus Christ into his life. His spiritual life helped him to become a servant, ministering to hundreds of inmates throughout the years. He was also becoming accustomed to rejection by the Parole Board time after time, but he believed that God would release him one day.
That day came on April 3, 2012. Upon his release, McGuire moved to Texas and became involved with Kingdom Global Ministries. He has become an ordained minister, sought after speaker throughout the nation, and serves as a Chaplain for Babe’s Chicken Dinner House restaurants. McGuire appeared on Pat Robertson’s 700 Club and has spoken to a wide range of audiences. He is the author of the book, “Unshackled, From Ruin to Redemption.” It has become a well-read book by thousands.
Gene McGuire will be sharing his life’s journey at Mansfield University in Mansfield, Pa. on Friday, April 26 in Straughn Auditorium. Prior to his presentation will be a concert by a Christian band, “Commandment 11” of Simpsonville, S.C. beginning at 7:30 p.m. People from everywhere are invited to come and share in this upcoming event. There is no cost as Recovery Revolution and Knoxville Yoked Church Celebrate Recovery are underwriting it.