Singer Alice Cooper made a career out of “shock rock,” but he tells pastor Greg Laurie in a new interview that he’s also a Christian who wants to help teens in the Name of Jesus.
Laurie interviewed the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member at Cooper’s Solid Rock teen center, which was founded in 1995 to help troubled teens. It is a non-profit, faith-based organization based in Phoenix.
“We’re all Christian guys,” Cooper said of the men and women who founded and run Solid Rock. “And Lord told us to do it. So we just obeyed. That’s all.”
Cooper got the idea for Solid Rock after watching two teens exchange drugs.
“I watched a couple of 16-year-old kids do a drug deal on the corner and I went, ‘How does that kid not know he might be a great guitar player? Or that other kid might be a drummer?’ And it just struck me right then: Why don’t we open that, give them that alternative to go there?”
I recently conducted a fairly lengthy interview with Rock Icon, Alice Cooper. In this short clip, Alice talks about how his faith in Jesus motivates him to help younger people. pic.twitter.com/b5Z3oQARgV
— Greg Laurie (@greglaurie) May 16, 2019
Here’s another clip from my interview with Rock legend, Alice Cooper. Alice hit rock bottom and was wasting away from drugs. His wife Sheryl had left him and Alice realized it was time to turn back to Christ. Little known fact about him, his father is a preacher! pic.twitter.com/ZcolPQDOct
— Greg Laurie (@greglaurie) May 20, 2019
If Alice Cooper is really a Christian, why does he still perform as “Alice Cooper?” In this video, he gives the answer. pic.twitter.com/nuHeZX3ms5
— Greg Laurie (@greglaurie) May 22, 2019
I recently had the opportunity to meet the legendary Alice Cooper. What a nice guy!
He is a strong believer as well. I hope to interview him soon. Check out this video. pic.twitter.com/DL0cIRF24C
— Greg Laurie (@greglaurie) March 5, 2019
“You’re not ashamed to say that you believe in Jesus Christ,” Laurie said.
Cooper said he was not.
“People talk about Alice being a rebel,” Cooper said. “There was never a rebel, more of a rebel than Jesus Christ. You want to talk about a rebel. He was the ultimate.”
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SOURCE: Christian Headlines, Michael Foust