Alice Cooper, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer known for his radical transformation from shock rocker to Jesus-follower, was recently seen rocking with his band the Hollywood Vampires, including Johnny Depp and Joe Perry.
Some Christians may question why Cooper, dressed in dark makeup, is performing his latest song, “The Boogieman Surprise,” considering Cooper calls himself a Christian.
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— Alice Cooper (@alicecooper) May 17, 2019
But Cooper says he’s proud to be a revolutionary, living his faith in the middle of the rock scene, telling Harvest Ministries Pastor Greg Laurie, “There was never a rebel, more of a rebel, than Jesus Christ. You want to talk about a rebel. He was the ultimate.”
Laurie recently interviewed Cooper at the rocker’s faith-based non-profit organization, Solid Rock teen center in Phoenix. Christian Headlines reports Cooper founded the center in 1995 to help troubled teens.
Cooper tells Laurie he made a career out of “shock rock,” but now he’s a Christian who just wants to help teens in the name of Jesus.
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
“People have the wrong concepts of Christians. They think we are supposed to sit around all the time. We like to rock and roll. I think you keep a better watch on your Christian life,” he said.
Cooper says Jesus saved him from cocaine and sin. And he is committed to helping others, once giving a Bible to Marilyn Manson. “They respect you because you’re you. You have this platform to reach people. People will listen to a guy like you,” Laurie said.
Cooper told Pastor Laurie that he considered changing his name when he left his lurid lifestyle behind.
He says his pastor told him, “Look where He (God) put you. What if you’re Alice Cooper but what if you’re now following Christ and you’re a rock star but you don’t live the rock life. Your lifestyle is now your testimony.”
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SOURCE: CBN News, Andrea Morris