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Leader of 'Set Free Soldiers' Releases Compelling Memoir; but Can America's Most Controversial Pastor Win over His Outlaw Image?

Phillip Aguilar describes himself as “an outcast in the beginning; a Soldier in the end”, turning a life of a drugs and violence into one of Americas boldest ministries and the formation of the ‘Set Free Soldier’ Christian motorcycle club. In ‘Forgive Me Father For I Have Sinned’, Aguilar makes his entire story public for the very first time, clearly defining his mission and recounting the injustice he and his comrades have suffered because they decided to be different to the norm. This inspirational and uplifting read is available now.


Anaheim, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 11/14/2014 -- While Phillip Aguilar is admired by thousands for his saintly ministry and work as the nation’s most unconventional Pastor – his appearance and former life of crime causes the small-minded in society to brand him as an outlaw, cult leader and even a criminal. In his gripping new memoir, Aguilar bares all in an effort to set the record straight.

‘Forgive Me Father For I Have Sinned’ will compel both Christian and secular audiences to not only admire the work of this great man, but change their own outlook on life.


Cult leader? Sinner? Outlaw? Saint! You be the judge as you travel down the dangerous road of life with Dr. Phil Aguilar, aka The Chief! This tattooed from head to toe man rides his Harley Davidson motorcycle and is the leader of a group called the 'Set Free Soldiers." He has planted a unique brand of Set Free Church’s from Beijing China to Gold Coast Australia. He pioneered one of the world’s largest inner city Missions in America, turning gang members into Pastors. So-called experts have labeled him a charismatic cult leader in the likes of Jim Jones or David Koresh. Christians have shot at him on sight, the police say he is an Outlaw, yet many say he is a mighty man of God. Phil Aguilar once considered a menace to society, changed his way of living from during an encounter with God at Chino State Prison. Phil Aguilar became the most controversial Preacher in America after the raid on his home in August 2008. There were close to 300 armed swat team members, 5 city police departments, FBI, DEA, helicopters, canine unit, flash grenades and a tank to arrest members of the Aguilar family for attempted murder and street terrorism. The detectives came looking to put Phil Aguilar away for life in prison, believing him to be a gangster like John Gotti or Al Capone. This book will touch lives of every family member as you see all the injustice that was done to a group of people who decided to be a little bit different.

“When I first set foot in prison, I became acutely aware that I had lost everything and everyone dear to me,” explains the author. “So I gave my life to God, founded Set Free Worldwide Ministries and formed what must be the planet’s most unique motorcycle club. But we have a mission – to preach and prove that beyond our rugged exteriors lay hearts that will do anything to live by the word of God.”

Continuing, “My outward appearance has always worked against me; causing people to form quick opinions that far contrast the saint within. My book tells the entire story, but I’ll leave it to readers to form the final conclusions as to who I really am.”

Since its release, the book has attracted a string of rave reviews. Rev. Diamond comments, “It will make you laugh, Mad, Cry and Love The true God and His Beloved Son, Jesus Christ. One man’s life journey through all the trials and tribulations of his life. I cannot recommend it more highly. If you are struggling to know God, if you have been wounded by life. If you want to read the testimony of a true “Christian" Read this book. I am pleased to call this man a friend and Pastor.”

Jane adds, “This book is about Pastor Phil Aguilar, one of the hardest, hardcore bikers that you would hardly believe to be a Christian by 1st impression. I have met Pastor Phil and he is a down to earth Christian that puts the Lord 1st before anyone and anything. This book is so powerful because it shows just how powerful God is and how much he loves us. If he can turn this man into a soul-winning preacher, he can make great changes in your life too. This book is hard to put down, once you start.”

“I am Phil Aguilar aka The Chief. I am the Pastor of Set Free Ministries, a sinner saved by the Grace and a child of God. I am a Professional Forgiver, a student of the Art of Life and the Leader of The Set Free Soldiers Motorcycle Club. I am a Husband of 38 years to my Beautiful ‘Saint Sandra’, A Father, a Grandfather and a Great-Grandfather. I am a Brother, a Friend and the Director of Broadway Treatment Center in Anaheim, CA. (http://www.broadwaytreatmentcenter.com)

I once was a Dope~Dealer but now I’m a Hope~Dealer”

“This man (Phil Aguilar) is the closest thing to Jesus that I’ve ever encountered in all my years in ministry”

Jan Crouch ~ Owner, TBN

“Set Free Christian Fellowship is a beacon, a model for the rest of us to imitate. In my opinion, the work of this body of redeemed sinners in Anaheim’s the closest thing to Jesus’ own ministryin the last 1,900 years.”

Dr. David Biven, Jerusalem

‘Forgive Me Father For I Have Sinned’ is available now: http://amzn.to/1wfW630

About Phillip Aguilar
The author lives in California.