He was a runaway, gay, drug addict until Jesus changed him. Now, he’s a pastor.


Paul GualtieriMolested a few times when he was a child, Paul Gualtieri dabbled with homosexuality as a largely unsupervised 13-year-old in Palm Springs.

It wasn’t long before he found himself in his bedroom proclaiming his destiny: “I’m gay. I’m a homosexual,” he said out loud with no one around. It was a pivotal moment of his life. “There’s power in confessing both good and bad things. When I declared I was gay, I gave a right to a spiritual force in my life.”

When he was 13, he ran away to Hollywood and threw himself headlong into the partying and gay lifestyle. “I just got sucked right into it,” he recalls. “I thought it was great.”

He was too young to be admitted to the gay bars but prostituted himself to support a lifestyle that included drugs like Quaaludes, coke and meth.

“I just ran rampant,” he says. “I had different boyfriends. We would panhandle every day to buy drugs and pay our hotel.”

He slept at anybody’s house who’d have him, in Plummer Park and in the “Hotel Hell,” once posh lodgings for movie luminaries that became decrepit and abandoned on Hollywood Boulevard. Read the rest of the story.

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16 responses to “He was a runaway, gay, drug addict until Jesus changed him. Now, he’s a pastor.

  1. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    GOOD NEWS FOR SURE!!!!! 😀

  2. Glory to God! His grace is all we need.

  3. mrsmariposa2014

    Our God is so amazing! He can do what the world considers impossible!:)

  4. Pingback: He was a runaway, gay, drug addict until Jesus changed him. Now, he’s a pastor. | A disciple's study

  5. Praise God! What a powerful testimony. Thanks for sharing!

  6. God is so amazing what He will forgive us of, and how many time He will knock on your door waiting for you to answer. I am thankful that you finally answers His knock.

  7. Amazing testimony!

  8. This is truly an amazing transformation! God and His works embodied in this pastor and good man. Thank you for all of your likes on my posts!

  9. Love this! God’s power is greater than any bondage of the devil! Praise God!

  10. Its amazing how powerful this testimony is. I cant say this enough, im so greatful to have him as a dad. Hes such a hard working man, all while doing gods work. its funny how people say that “you were born that way” i think thats the most retarded thing possible lol. Just look at how many children he has. God is awesome!

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