It all began in a Gambino Crime Family neighborhood… but it didn’t end there.

From Mafia to Ministry

“It’s Never Too Late for a New Beginning.”

Over twenty-two years in the mafioso lifestyle of money, crime and drug addiction sent him to prison. There he discovered truth, faith and purpose and now speaks worldwide, candidly and passionately sharing his life story.

Twenty plus years of actively living the Mafia lifestyle was perfect for Robert’s addictive personality and in the beginning, he was good at it.  Prison time was just part of the lifestyle, however, using the drugs he once sold would take him out of the life he loved and put him in prison with no friends or family to rely on. This time was different, it drove him to the brink…    Video by Shance Ryan Brentham.

Today Robert lives by Galatians 2:20  I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”  Robert Borelli is a gripping author, an inspired, engaging speaker, and has appeared on television, radio and CBN’s 700 Club, among others.

“An anointed, God-inspired story of God’s grace and glory…[Robert’s] testimony transcends cultural, racial and denominational differences.  Call him.  Book him.  He will bless you and your people.” – David Fogarty, Pastor

“Robert is as unlikely an evangelist as Paul was an apostle….His simple culminating statement is, ‘If God can save me, he can save anyone.'” – Brian Swiggart, The Community at Lake Ridge 

“Robert’s testimony will help those who struggle with forgiveness, feel unworthy of God’s grace, and will inspire others to move forward in finding their ministries.” – Paul Mints, Lead Pastor

Engage Robert’s passion and life-changing story… Contact robb@robertborelli.com


Robert speaks to a variety of groups: mens, youth, womens, recovery, correctional, and other mission and outreach groups. Sign up Robert Borelli to speak to your group.

Chapel of the South Fork… Level Up Conference… Steak and Bake… Fellowship of Joy Crusade… Global Media Summit Dallas… Hollywood Prayer Network… Kingdom of Made Men… Venue 510… Band of Brothers Steak Night… Celebrate Recovery First Methodist Church… Roaring Lambs guest speaker… and others. For information contact robb@robertborelli.com

THE WITNESS by Robert Borelli and H. Scott Hunt is available now for purchase in Paperback on Amazon for $15.99 (link)  and as a Kindle Book for $4.99 (link).   

THE WITNESS is the compelling account of the hard and fast life of an “up-and-coming star” within the Mafia ranks, the downward spiral created by his addiction to drugs, and his spiritual rebirth spurred by the heart-wrenching plea of his little girl.

Raised in the heart of an aging Brooklyn neighborhood, Robert was a small but fiery, attention-deprived Italian boy, drawn to the lifestyle of those who drove Cadillacs, had pretty girls, and were always loaded with easy cash. He became a part of that world early on, running errands and selling illegal goods for local mobsters. His reputation as a fierce fighter grew, and by the time he was a young adult, he had made an impression on influential members of the Gambino crime family. In his early twenties, Robert was on his way to Mafia stardom, mentored by one of the most prominent wise guys in New York City.

As the face of the Mafia began to change, so did their illegal business ventures. Robert began distributing and using cocaine; his addiction led to his eventual fall from the ranks of the mob. He tried to get clean and start a family, but his addiction was too strong. Eventually, the drugs became a barrier between him and his loved ones, including his newborn daughter. After another failed attempt at sobering up in Florida, Robert returned to New York, where the cycle of addiction to cocaine overwhelmed him. He was constantly high, shamelessly homeless, and hiding out in crack houses until the day federal agents caught up with him.

He saw his life ending in one of two ways; either he would die overdosing, or the men to whom he swore allegiance would silence him first. Read this exciting, rewarding true story which is rated 4.6 stars out of 5 on Amazon.

We would love to get your comments if you have attended one of Robert Borelli’s presentations or if you have a question. If you would like to book Robert, a direct link is to email robb@robertborelli.com .  If  you would like to know more about Robert’s ministry or have other questions, please send us a message below. Thank you.