Mr. Gage,

I just wanted to share some things with you after reading All My Friends Are Dead and Pulpit In The Shadows. It’s the people who has been through the things a convict has that makes a difference in their life. I am a prisoner of Christ now, no longer a convict of the world. I just wanted to say thank you for caring for people in need of someone to listen sometimes.
–Santa Rosa Correctional Institute, Milton, Florida

Dear Evangelist Freddie Gage

I am one of many inmates here at J. Ruben Lon Detention Center in Conway South Carolina. I was an evangelist from the time my mother birthed me. I have been running for a long time. In trouble, out of trouble; In jail, out of jail. God has had His hands on me all my life.

I really thank Him for being so good to me. He has saved me many times. I can write a book about the things I have done in my life that I know He does not approve of. I am 43 years old now and I am saved. He didn’t have to do it but He did!

I am so glad that he sent his only begotten son, Jesus Christ, to die for me. I sin, repent, sin, backslide, fighting a lot of indecent actions, drugs, drinking and other things. But he saw me and saved me.

I remember one night driving down the highway, drunk. When I woke up I was on the other side of the road. There was a car coming toward me. I whipped my car back to my side of the road just in time. I thank God. I can recall many times I could have been dead in my grave and on my way to hell.

Today, I have been saved about three weeks and I feel good again. I want to remain like this, and carry His word. If it is His will. My nephew is in here also for killing someone. We have a Bible study together and I help him as much as I can.

Please Mr. Gage, pray for us and everyone in the whole building. We need prayer. We read your book “All My Friends Are Dead”! Man I tell you there are some real sad stories.

May God Bless you and your family.

God Loves You!

We Love You!

We Need Help!

-J. Ruben Long Detention Center, Cownway South Carolina


Dear Mr. Freddie Gage,

I am writing to let you know about my situation and how I feel. I am facing 10 to life on Federal drug charges right now and I am only 23 years old. This is my second drug case with the Federal government. I was 19 when I went to Federal prison; Got out, and now, right back in on the same stuff.. DRUGS!

I pray to the Lord to give me one more chance, but I know that GOD has given me so many chances that He might turn his back on me this time. I hope and pray that GOD will be with me no matter what comes my way. I am putting my parents through a lot of stress over my messed up life. I feel cursed. Nothing seems to be working for me in my life. I keep back sliding, so I guess I’ll get punished for it.

I have a beautiful little girl that is two years old and a lovely wife. I hope I can get a second chance so I can be there for them, because God knows they both need me.

I am getting right with God and trying my best to stay with the word.

Please keep me and my family in your prayers. May God bless you.

-Federal Prison