Nicky Cruz was the subject of "The Cross and the Switchblade". He became a Christian after being in gangs in New York. He still goes around the country, talking to mainly teen…agers who are in gangs and talking to them about Jesus and how he changed his life and that God can do the same for them Answer Nicky Cruz was born in December 6, 1938 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He's early childhood was troubled for example when he was young and he's parents took no notice of him.They mentally abused him; his own mother would call him "Son of Satan", and his father was a witch doctor. The neighborhood in which he lived was one of the worst in Puerto Rico and Cruz was always getting into trouble. For this reason he was sent to New York to live with his brother. Answer Nicky Cruz born December 6th 1938 in San Juan Puerto Rico, is the former leader of the notorious New York city gang the Mau-Maus. He later became a world renowned religious minister. By the age of 18, Nicky had been arrested twenty one times and had been charged with almost every crime, form robbery to assult with intent to kill. He was raised be parents who practiced brujeria and were followers of spiritism. They mentally abused him, his own mother called him "Son of Satan" and his father was a witch doctor. The neighborhood in which he lived was omne of the worst in Peurto Rico and Nicky ws always getting in trouble. As one of 18 children born to witchcraft practicing parents, bloodshed and chaos were routine in his life. When he was 15 he was sent to live with his older brother in New York. However it didnt last long. Full of anger and rageNicky opted to make it on his own. He went into the streets and started stealing and mugging people until he was faced my the Mau-Maus. www.nickycruz.org is his very own website, and also go to wikipedia and type in Nicky Cruz, and you get all the info you need!
December 6, 1938
because he wanted to :L
Yes, he still has a preaching ministry. And is going to be 70 years old this saturday, (6/12/08)
Nicky Cruz turned christian because there was a man called david wilkerson. david was a preacher and he came to the New York where nicky hung aroung wiht his crew. the preache…r held a group for all the gang member, drug addicts to go and listen to him. nicky and the rest of his gang went to this meeting and then nicky heard the phrase "Jesus loves you" that stuck into his head for quite a long time. nicky thought to himself that someone actually does loe him because when he was younger his mother and father used to tellhim that they don't love him. when nicky relised that someone actually loved him he became christian and he started to run youth institutes for teenagers who were on drugs or in gangs and he would help them to sort all their troubles out
a former youth gangster, he is the author of several books such as Run Baby Run, and is a character in ( rthe Cross and the Switchblade, actually written by David Wilkerson. B…y the way, Cruz means Cross in Spanish so the name is of a religious bent.
Nicky cruz lived with his parents in San Juan, Puerto Rico but he was always getting into trouble so at the age of 16 he was sent to new york to live with his older brother
According to his biographical book "Run Baby Run" Nicky became a Christian in July of 1958.
Nicky as a child was brutally abused by his parents his mum was a devil worshiper and his father was a witch doctor When he was about 16 his mother and father sent him to l…ive with his older brother, who was married. He moved out of his brothers place just 2 months after, then he was holding people at knife point just to get money to pay his rent. Soon after he joined the vicious gang, called the Mau Maus, the leader was killed, then the deputy leader was taken to jail. The Gang decided that it was time Nicky was in charge, so they made him leader. 27 people we killed by the Mau Maus while Nicky was in the gang!! .
he was in the mau maus. they origin from NYC in the Bronx.
He preaches to the world about his beliefs and his life changing experience.
yes he had 4 girls
In Criminal Law
Nicky Cruz committed 21 crimes by an age of 18. These included Robbery, assault and intent to kill. Most crimes you can think of really.
He then helped others