Fr. Greg Boyle, S.J.
Fr. Greg Boyle is a Jesuit priest and the founder and Executive Director of Homeboy Industries. As a pastor working in a neighborhood with the highest concentration of gang activity in Los Angeles, Greg Boyle created an organization to provide jobs, job training, and encouragement so that young people can learn the mutual respect that comes from collaboration. Homeboy Industries also provides tattoo removal, anger management and other mental health services. Greg Boyle is author of the best-selling book Tattoos on the Heart, from Free Press, a Division of Simon and Schuster. Recently (December 2010), his book ranked 2nd on the LA Times Best Seller list just below the autobiography of Keith Richards.