Pastor Willie Alfonso grew up in Williamsburg to an abusive father. By the age of 11 he was kicked out of his home and forced to live on the streets and at times, with his uncle.
He was addicted to drugs and felt he had no future.
In his new book, "It's a New Beginning: How to Turn Setbacks into Comebacks," Pastor Alfonso reveals how he beat the odds and now helps inner city youth dealing with similar issues.
He is also the Chaplain to the Brooklyn Nets and Chapel Leader for the Staten Island Yankees and the Hispanic players of the New York Yankees.