Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Published 1993 March 30 in the Santa Cruz Sentinel.
A memorial service is set for Friday for Lonnie Frisbee, a Pentecostal minister who lived in the Santa Cruz area in the 1970s and founded ministries here. Widely known as the "hippie preacher" for two decades, Mr. Frisbee died March 12 at his Newport Beach home of a brain tumor. He was 43. Mr. Frisbee was a leader in the Jesus movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s and gained international attention from his ministries to young people. He was a native of Santa Ana who moved to Santa Cruz in 1972 from Costa Mesa. Mr. Frisbee first gained attention at age 16 when he began preaching in the Haight Ashbury district of San Francisco. His unorthodox ways, long hair, beard and bare feet gained him the title "the hippie preacher." In Santa Cruz, he helped establish a church, several discipleship homes, and a Christian commune on Soquel Avenue known as The Land that existed from 1975 to 1985. He preached often at the New Life Center. He moved from the area in 1977 but returned frequently, most recently in January. In the 1980s, Mr. Frisbee traveled to South Africa to aid in the founding of churches. He also started an orphanage in Brazil. Mr. Frisbee was recently was on staff of the Set Free Christian Fellowship, in Anaheim, a radical outreach ministry to the dispossessed. Mr. Frisbee is survived by his mother, Jeanette Graham of Banning; and brother Stanley Frisbee of Costa Mesa. A funeral was held March 17 in Garden Grove. The memorial service will be 7 p.m. Friday at Lighthouse Christian Fellowship, 4525 Soquel Drive, Soquel.
This newspaper obituary is interesting because it brings to light a few facts that were previously unknown to me. Santa Cruz is located on the northern side of the Monterey Bay area in California. Also, it also reports that Lonnie had done some ministry work in Santa Cruz, and that he was for a time on the staff at Phil Aguilar's church in Anaheim. I am still in the process of trying to track down more details, but at this point I believe that the "New Life Center" may possibly be connected with someone named Steve Stiles.
Thursday, July 12, 2018
Regarding The Third Book "Set Free"
I have sent this email to Info@LonnieRayFrisbee.com. It is addressed to the ghostwriter, Roger Sachs. I never got a response back, and so I am publishing it here for everyone to read:
Dear Roger Sachs,Lonnie Frisbee's autobiography has now taken more than 25 years, and it is still not finished. The third and final book, "Set Free," is still not out. This has taken long enough, and I am getting sick and tired of the endless delays. The third book is probably the most important. Sure, there is always something that can be added to make it "perfect," but there comes a point when the book simply needs to be published. If we keep waiting for complete perfection, it will never happen. A book that is not published can never be read and is therefore useless, no matter how perfect it might be. Lonnie wanted his side of the story to be told. Please, get out of the way and let him finish telling it.
Please, publish the third book of Lonnie's autobiography, "Set Free."
Pretty Please. Most respectfully.
It has been more than 25 years since Lonnie passed away. Why is it taking so long to publish his third and final book? What is causing the delay? It is getting to be very frustrating waiting, especially when there are no explanations.
You and I are not getting any younger. We may not be around on this Earth much longer.
At this rate, with all the (unexplained) delays, I will end up arriving in Glory Land before the third book is ever published. In that case, I will just have to ask Lonnie himself about what's in his third book. I am sure he would be glad to explain what happened during the years 1984 to 1993. I have many unanswered questions.
Can you at least give an "estimated time of arrival" (ETA) on when the third book will be released?
Was there anyone in church leadership that didn't eventually stab him in the back? Did Lonnie ever have any friends who, in the end, did not throw him under the bus? I hope the third book will answer these question.
The latest word is that the third book should be out before the end of this year. I don't know if I should believe this or not.