Olin Fregia

Olin Fregia is a writer, speaker and ordained minister. His writing experience spans a variety of backgrounds from television journalism and advertising copywriting to college chaplaincy. A native of Beaumont, Texas, he worked at the CBS-affiliate as a reporter, anchor, and assignments editor. Hungry to create his own media, he published Mahogany Magazine, a small Ebony-style weekly magazine.

He authored From Faith to Faith, a history of one of the oldest African-American churches in Dallas, Texas, and produced a video history of the same name.  As a manager of the Dallas office of a New York-based advertising agency, he wrote award-winning copy for various clients. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications from Lamar University and Master of Theology degree from Dallas Theological Seminary. He served for twelve years as the chaplain of a Christian college, and he has been a contributing writer to Inklings & Inspiration writing blog.

Olin’s writing experience and “nose for a good redemption story” came to a nexus the fateful day he heard the testimony of Johnnie Roy Houston—a man who spent twenty-six years in jail for a crime committed by his twin brother. A Forgiving Fire is an “as-told-to” memoir that takes its reader on Houston’s journey of fate, faith, and the choice between sweet revenge or full forgiveness.

Residing in East Texas, Olin is involved in non-traditional nursing home and youth ministries and is a frequent men’s retreat speaker. Any opportunity to be on a tennis court is a heaven-approved sabbath for him.

 

Most Recent Project: A Forgiving Fire (Elk Lake 2020)

 

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