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UPDATE: Heavy metal conversion

Former Korn guitarist to share experiences; Jeremy Camp also featured







■ 6 p.m. Sunday featuring message from musician
Brian “Head” Welch and musical performances by Jeremy Camp, Adam Cappa, Echoing Angels, Common Ground and the ROC Church worship band

■ Moved to Bellefontaine High School because of threatening weather

■ Tickets are $25

■ Available at Shine FM Website,, various local businessess and at the door








To the outside world, musician Brian “Head” Welch’s life seemed the epitome of success several years ago when he was the well-known lead guitarist with the metal band Korn

He and his fellow band members traveled the country packing stadiums for their concerts, sold millions of records, including about 10 million copies sold of their album Follow the Leader, and earned Grammy Awards and numerous other accolades.

Playing the guitar since age 10, the Bakersfield, Calif., native had known some of his band mates since he was in his teens and they formed the band when he was in his early 20s.

“There’s a high when you go on stage. You see all of these people loving you and loving your music,” he said in a video interview for the “I Am Second” movement at 

Despite being at the height of his fame and living out his dreams, Mr. Welch was experiencing a deep rift and an emptiness in his life, which was intensified by an addiction to drugs and alcohol.

One day in 2005, Mr. Welch’s friend read to him the words of Matthew 11:28, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”

This Scripture passage would forever change the musician’s life.

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