From mid-August to October 31st, the Clearwater, Florida, hospice and hospital chaplain Eddie Donnally will share his testimony of faith in prisons throughout the Lone Star State. Donnally, an ordained and endorsed chaplain by the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel, has lived a most unusual life. The former jockey was in bondage to crack cocaine, alcohol, greed, sex, shame and self-loathing but was set free in a California jail holding cell nearly 23 years ago and has been in full-time Christian ministry since.
Donnally has shared his testimony in a dozen Florida and Louisiana prisons and has been booked to share his unusual testimony in 30 by the end of October. Based now in Houston, he has spoken in six so far to some 1,000 prisoners, with at least 150 giving their lives to the Lord, and averages 40 at each event coming forward for prayer for healing, renewal and leading in their decisions to become ministers.
The former sexually abused youth who holds a doctorate in ministry has also taught his class on healing from sexual abuse to hundreds of inmates. As a jockey, he rode some 12,000 races and since retiring, has appeared on several national television shows, and has written three books. His biography, Ride the White Horse: A Checkered Jockey’s Story of Racing, Rage and Redemption was recently the No. 1 bestseller in the Christian Biography category on Amazon Kindle. He left his work at Suncoast Hospice and BayCare Health System to travel the thousands of miles needed to visit 30 Texas prisons.
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SOURCE: Charisma News, Eddie Donnally