Joey Perez - Operation I AM FREE


Will you help donate books that radically change lives for prisoners, gang members, drug addicts and youth?

Requests are pouring in for donations of Evangelist Joey Perez' powerful books for prisons, gangs on the streets, schools, and juvenile homes. The first book is I LIVED TO TELL ABOUT IT (Available in English and Spanish): 

This autobiographic book tells how a vicious demon-possessed gang leader and drug lord known as "King," the head of one of the largest, most violent gangs in Philadelphia in 1970, the 250 member "Mid-town Zulu" gang, after hearing a voice telling him to kill 17 people, was set FREE in a very supernatural way by the power of the Lord Jesus Christ.

During a miraculous conversion, God called Joey Perez by name three times like thunder, and he saw his life as on a movie screen before his eyes and how he was saved from death over 300 times by God.

This led to more supernatural events and his radical conversion to Christ and he shared his story in his books. Joey Perez has been shouting I AM FREE ever since all over the world as an international Evangelist/Author/Pastor and founder of Worldwide Evangelistic Ministries.

“Whom the Son sets FREE is FREE indeed." John 8:36.   Operation “I am FREE!”

Just a $10 Donation sponsors a FREE Book for a prisoner, gang member or youth that has led many to accept Christ!  Joey Perez can reach those we cannot reach!

All donations are 100% Tax-deductible and a receipt will be emailed to you. 

When you click on the DONATE NOW link above, you will then see two options: 

1) You can give a ONE TIME donation.

2) You can also click "Give this amount monthly" so it is a MONTHLY AUTOMATIC RECURRING DONATION that will assure that more books be given FREE to prisoners, gangs and youth throughout the world each month and will support Joey Perez's expenses to travel and speak there.  


Evangelist Joey Perez shared his testimony in five services in a prison, State Correctional Institution Benner Township in Bellefonte, PA.  Out of approximately 2000 inmates, over 750 attended the five services and countless inmates accepted Christ as their Savior! 650 Books were given away! 


As you well know, gangs, violence, mass murders and drug addiction are considered major problems in this country today and they are all on the increase.  Operation I am FREE is a call to supply the book, I LIVED TO TELL ABOUT IT, the miraculous story of Joey Perez's deliverance from gangs and violence by the Lord Jesus Christ, and his follow up books, to every prisoner in this nation, every gang member, juvenile, drug addict and student before they end up in prison! 

In addition to his autobiographic book, there are many requests to also donate Joey Perez's two other life-changing, faith building books,  MYSTERIES OF ANGELS, "They Were Always There!": 

This book details his many supernatural, personal encounters with ANGELS, and the powerful miracles of God working on the streets and in his ministry since his salvation.

And now prisons, schools and juvenile homes are requesting his third, NEWLY RELEASED BOOK, POETRY FROM THE HEART, Inspiring and Encouraging Words for Those in Need:

This is a book of poems that have been prophetically written by Joey Perez that touch hearts, comfort and set people free that are going through various trials. It is a great follow-up to the first two books and many prisons especially are requesting this book now. 
This ministry also gives away FREE Bibles. 

So now there are 3 books by Joey Perez your DONATIONS will supply directly into the hands of prisoners, gang members, those suffering from drug addiction and youth. 

If you would also like to PURCHASE BOOKS for yourself or others, please go to  SEE STORE.  

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Because of the overwhelming impact his books have had on prisoners and youth, (SEE LETTERS BELOW) there is a request for thousands of books for 22 prisons, juvenile homes and schools and the list continues to grow. 

TOTAL BOOKS REQUESTED:  6835 (of just one book, multiply that by three to give away all three books and it is close to 21,000 books needed). 


1) Graterford SCI, PA - 650 Books
2) Christopher Dock High school, PA- 360 Books
3) Benner Township SCI, PA - 300 Books
4) Youth Study Center, PA- 125 Books
5) House of Correction, PA - 250 Books
6) CFCF Prison, PA - 250 Books
7) PIC (Phila. Institutional Correction), PA - 300 Books
8) Phila. Detention Center, PA- 400 Books
9) Rockview SCI, PA - 450 Books
10) Century Penitentiary, FL - 300 Books
11) Atmore Penitentiary, AL - 300 Books
12) Elmore Penitentiary, AL - 300 Books
13) J.O. Davis SCI, AL - 300 Books
14) Jefferson SCI, FL - 350 Books
15) Bayamon SCI, Puerto Rico - 400 Books
16) Vega Baja SCI for women, Puerto Rico - 250 Books
17) Ponce SCI, Puerto Rico - 300 Books
18) Rio Grande SCI, Puerto Rico -300 Books
19) Guayama SCI, Puerto Rico - 200 Books
20) Guayama SCI, Maximum Security, P.R. -300 Books 21) Aguadilla SCI, Puerto Rico- 250 Books
22) Hogar Crea, Puerto Rico (Gov't rehabilitation for men)- 200 Books
To see more about the ministry: WATCH the Worldwide Evangelistic Ministries Video, Evang. Joey Perez sharing his story, shouting "I am FREE!" on the streets, plus Channel 10 News coverage:

WATCH part of the powerful Joey Perez story unfolded in this
DOCUDRAMA below, the vision is for an upcoming movie:

Click here for Evang. Joey Perez's bio


Below are just a few of the powerful testimonies of changed lives for Christ just through the book I LIVED TO TELL ABOUT IT. 

1) Brian's Story

My name is Brian.  I just wanted to say thank you, because you sir, have given me so much motivation and inspiration towards so much hope to change my life completely. I’m from Indiana and now I’m in Clearwater FL. I’m locked up again facing a sufficient amount of time.

But anyway I never picked up a book in my life with the intention to read it completely until last week, October 8, 2008. When I was coming back from the shower, I spotted a book placed in the giveaway pile outside of my cell that caught my attention. The name of the Book was called I Lived to Tell About It, by Joey Perez.

So I picked up the book and decided to read it. It was so interesting that I just couldn’t place it down, because it was like reading about my personal life. It gave me more hope for myself, because if you could change after all that you been through, and if God can forgive you then maybe he can forgive me.

I have always wanted to change but I couldn’t. And now I’ve lost everything and everyone that I loved so dearly. So now I’m by myself, going through all this hectic time in my life. I am a 27 year old man, who feels like a lost kid and don’t know where to start to change or even if I can.

So I feel that I needed to contact you to say thank you for publishing your book. Sir you have helped me and many others I’m quite sure of. Sir you don’t know me but you are my friend.

Sincerely Your Friend Indeed,

Clearwater Prison

2) Raymond's Story

Dear Mr. Perez,  

My name is Raymond. I’m 22 years old… I’m sitting in jail, waiting to go to trial. I have a fiancée, Tiffany, and we have a beautiful daughter named Brianna. I’ve been in this jail for six months. I was recently given your book, I LIVED TO TELL ABOUT IT. 

I received your book two days ago, and I haven’t been able to put it down. There are many things that you and I have been through. Your book has touched my heart. I also grew up with my mother who lost me, my older sister Cindy and my younger brother Jason, due to drugs. I was sent to a foster home at age 9.

There I became a person I would never thought to have become. I would sneak out, go do drugs and steal… I only could do wrong things. I would be moved from one home to another. Once every year I was placed in shelters.

I joined a gang at age 13. I did pretty much the same things you did. I’ve done things I’m truly sorry for. I stayed in foster homes until I was 18, at which I found my mother. I moved in with her and finished high school.

Nobody would have imagined me graduating. After I graduated high school, I decided to join the Army, maybe that would straighten me out, it did. While in the Army, I did things I was told to do. I was sent to Iraq. I did a year over there, came back and couldn’t stand myself. I asked God to come into my life, as I accepted him as my Savior.

I met my fiancée in late 2005. Then I was slipping. I did cocaine at a party one night, and I paid a major price. I was drug tested the next day. I was kicked out of the Army… I moved home to Texas and started working with my step-dad. He owned a brick company. I did that for awhile…, but thenTiffany and I moved to Florida…

My daughter Brianna was born January 17th, 2007. While having problems with my fiancée. The state of Florida took my daughter from me in July 2007. I was arrested in February 2008. I’m having a hard time mentally and spiritually. This is the only time I have really been in jail. I’ve been arrested before, but never spent time in jail. I haven’t gotten any clue as to when I’m getting out. I haven’t held my daughter in almost a year because of this.

I just finished your book this morning. I wanted to write to you and tell you Thank You. Your book has showed me how much I have been turning my back on God. There were parts in your book, like when you accepted God, that June 7th, 1979 night. I cried because I need to start letting God show me the way.

I wanted to thank you, and ask you to pray for me. Pray for my family, Tiffany and Brianna. Your book touched my heart. Thank you very much. It had to be God who placed your book in my hands.

Thank you and God Bless!

Pinelles County Jail


Dear Mr. Joey Perez,

I wanted to say thanks so much; I went to a concert where you were preaching almost eight years ago. I remember you standing in front of the crowd explaining your story so amazingly. I was shocked that someone could go through all of that and still not believe that Christ existed.

When you did a call for all of the people who wanted to accept Christ into their life, I remember this burning passion in my soul telling me to stand up and go towards you. I know normally I would be so nervous to go in front of so many people, but I was led up there and was the first one up there. I didn't realize that till my mom told me that I was. All I looked at was your face and your eyes and how much they glowed as I walked forward followed by so many people.

After accepting Christ into my life, you handed out your book, I LIVED TO TELL ABOUT IT.  I didn't really know what to do with it, so I handed it to my mom who put it on my book shelf when we got home. Then about a year later again I was there again where you were speaking in front of a lot of people and I ran up to you thanking you and saying you led me to Christ.

Again your eyes lit up and you seemed to recognize me from the year before. You went in front of everyone calling me up, and you asked me to tell them what I told you, but I was nervous and unable to do that.

So you told them, saying, "This young girl came running up to me a minute ago thanking me with all of her heart for talking at a Jesus Fest right here about a year ago where she accepted Christ." As you spoke, all I could remember was how excited you were when I told you that you helped me realize Christ.

The reason I am writing you is because I really for the first time read through your book that I got almost eight years ago. I read it through and it surprised me how much your story inspired me. It was amazing because when I first heard your story I didn't realized how much your story inspired me.

I just wanted to say thanks so much! You inspired me to talk to people about my religion. You are a hero in my life, and I couldn't ask you to do anymore for me. You turned around my life. Thanks again!

I know I am going to remember you for the rest of my life, you were the one who helped me be born again, that is so much more than I could ask ANYONE for. You are an amazing guy, and I understand you went through a lot in your past, but I think the thing about you that inspires me the most is how you aren't letting your past stop you from telling other people about Christ, and how you were able to overcome your past.

I'm fighting through that battle now, trying to let my past to remain behind me. (But I know I can do it with God.) So thanks again, for EVERYTHING... (Everything you have done for me and for countless others.) I will pray for you, and I know God will continue to use you to talk to many others through your amazing story. You truly are my hero and I couldn’t ask for a better hero in the world.

Love a grateful girl,

4) Rachel's Story

Dear Pastor Joey,

My name's Rachel and I'm 17. I read the book, I LIVED TO TELL ABOUT IT, in my English class.  It was the last book I had to read to pass my class and when I read on the back cover what it was about, I didn't want to read it anymore because I completely lost my faith and I thought that God would never save me. I went back to my teacher to ask her if there was any other book that I could read but she said no.

As I read the book it began to touch my heart and after I finished it, it gave me some hope that maybe God could save me. My heart still needs a lot of work, but please keep me in your prayers.

It really brings me hope again to know that I can be saved. I was raised in a Christian home for most of my life but it started to kind of slip away from me when my mom left my dad and my brother started doing drugs.

About 3 years ago I overdosed on drugs and died in the hospital. I saw hell and realized it wasn't where I wanted to go. Through time I forgot about God and my heart became hard, but somewhere in my heart there was still some soft spots.

Your book really touched my heart and God does work in some very mysterious ways. Thank you very much for putting me in your prayers.


5) Colonel Chris Baker

During the academic school year of 2007/2008 I was an administrator at West Philadelphia High School, an urban school. I had heard of Rev. Perez and his ministry, and the work that they had done. I helped to sponsor Rev. Perez’s program where he spoke to six large groups of students at “West” within a three day time frame. Each session lasted 50 minutes.

During these sessions Rev. Perez spoke about his personal story. The program and the story was something to which many students could relate. Through the many tragedies of the stories there was a beacon of hope and encouragement.

What made Rev. Perez’s program the most impelling was that Rev. Perez actually lived the stories and was from the same types of neighborhoods and environment as his audience and the students. Students identified with the experiences, the violence and the obstacles of daily life.

Below is feedback from one of the many students that expressed their feeling about the program, and how Reverend Perez book impacted their lives. Students were extremely enthusiastic, rushing home to read the book, especially after his very fine program.

The student’s name is Naketa, a student at West Philadelphia High School:

“I really like the book, I LIVED TO TELL ABOUT IT.  It had me not wanting to put it down. I read it in school, on the bus, in my room and outside while hanging with my friends.

I am only sixteen years old and the book made me cry, because just seeing all the things he did and went though with his family, then he began to see things and hear things. He came to my school and told us about his life, I have to tell you it made me cry. Thanks Mr. Perez, I really look up to you.”

I highly recommend Reverend Perez’s program and book for every high school and middle school student, especially those students in urban areas. The impact this story had on these students is tremendous.

Colonel Chris Baker
West Philadelphia High School

6) China's Story

Dear Mr. Perez

Hello! My name is China…and I’m 14 yrs. Old at Mast Community Charter School. About two years ago, I met you through Pastor Eustace. I have just finished reading your extended version of I LIVED TO TELL ABOUT IT. This book was immensely enjoyable, even for someone my age. You also mentioned turning book into a movie, it would be one I would certainly watch.

Your book is completely detail oriented. You make it seem like I’m there to witness everything. When you gave your account of the Attabury Job Corps, I felt as though I saw and did everything you did. Repeatedly, I experienced this feeling. Everything I read was exactly like that.

There are multiple events in the book that stick out the most to me. Such as the time you got saved. When the devil tried to tempt you multiple times, you resisted. You pushed the thoughts from your mind. You also rebuked the people who tried to lead you away from God.

Another time was then you saw the screen of your entire life. It played the times you were shot, but never hurt. When you were stabbed, but not wounded. That has got to be impeccable. These are two favorite parts.

Though I never really experienced what you have, I am a little like you. I have things built up in me that I have to release. Sometimes I hate random things, just as you did. Unfortunately, when you were younger you didn’t have a Bible like I do. Also like you, I struggle to forgive. People in my life have also done me wrong. I try and try, but sometimes it never goes away.

Mr. Perez, I would like to say that you are an amazing author! You draw the readers into your life story. It opens their eyes and gives them a new perspective and outlook on life. By sharing what you been through, it helps people to see what is out there. (Specifically for someone who lives in Philadelphia.)

Mr. Perez, you are one of my heroes. You navigated your way out of such a street life. And I hope to meet you again one day.


Thank you in advance for supporting our ministry and may the Lord richly bless you!

Evangelists Joey and Damaris Perez,
Worldwide Evangelistic Ministries, Inc. 
Pastors, Kingdom Highway Church

Email: [email redacted]

W.E.M. Mailing address: P.O. Box 51277, Phila. PA 19115 (If you prefer to mail a check) 

Kingdom Highway Church
7313-23 State Road, Phila., PA 19136
PH: [phone redacted]

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