About Lee Stanley
Lee Stanley is a writer, producer, director, and licensed Protestant minister who had been nominated for ten Emmy Awards and has won five. He is the recipient of numerous national and international filmmaking awards, a two-time winner of the CINE Golden Eagle Award, winner of awards at the WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival, and the winner of the prestigious Christopher Award for the positive impact his films have on the American family. Lee’s work has won him the respect and endorsement of the White House, the U.S. Department of Justice, and civic leaders nationwide. He has been honored with a Certificate of Appreciation from the U.S. Attorney General and has been the guest speaker at the National Conference for Attorney Generals.
Lee produced the number one box office hit Gridiron Gang, starring Dwayne Johnson, for Sony Pictures, based on his Emmy Award-winning documentary special of the same title.
Lee is best known for the Desperate Passage documentary series where violent juvenile prisoners were released solely into his custody for ten-day, at sea expeditions aboard the filmmaker’s fifty-eight-foot sailboat. This documentary series was nominated for thirty-three individual Emmys and won thirteen.
This book is Lee’s profoundly moving, brutally transparent journey through life both before and after he was broadsided by an unexpected encounter with God.
“If you are not exactly who you claim to be,” Stanley cried out, “then I will drop you like a bad habit!” Lee took on the motion picture and television industry, the judicial system, the world’s largest probation department, the public school system, social workers, counselors, and child psychologists and discovered, after a roller-coaster ride of trials and tribulations and miraculous victories, that the Heavenly Father keeps his word—when you have the guts to trust in him.
Lee is the president of his own production company, Stanhaven Productions, and is the founder of Wings Foundation, a nonprofit organization that served Los Angeles County’s probated youth. Lee is an accomplished yachtsman, certified scuba diving instructor, skier and photographer, and he currently enjoys his weekly boxing matches. Lee and his wife, Linda, have been married for thirty-three years. They have three sons and one daughter and reside in Southern California when not cruising in various oceans aboard their long-range motor yacht, Stanhaven III