Surviving A Night With Rob Zombie And Korn

Waiting backstage for Brian Head Welch was surreal. One, because seeing the row of busses and trailer trucks took me back to a time where I walked between many a backstage venues. Two, the fact Korn has more than one outspoken follower of Jesus in the band is miraculous and wild beyond anything I would have ever dreamt up.
Chad Johnson

Chad is the founder of Come&Live!

Website: www.facebook.com/chadjohnson

Less than a minute before Korn took the stage, Brian was running frantic backstage to the yells of his stage manager trying to secure passes for my crew and I. “Brian, we’ve got less than 60 seconds. We need to go now!” Brian tosses me four shiny laminated badges to hang around our necks. I stuff them in my jacket pocket and walk on stage right behind him. Not once does anyone ask for our credentials but we felt official all the same.

This is the world Brian calls home - bright light shining in otherwise obscure darkness.

I wasn’t sure what to expect of Rob Zombie other than backstage he looked mostly normal and not so scary. I didn’t watch his set as that was the same time Brian was available for a video interview.

“Hey man, do you want to come join us for a meet and greet? It’s where I share my testimony, ask people to receive Jesus, and just hang out with my fans.” How could I turn Brian’s offer down? If you’ve seen the Darren Wilson, “Holy Ghost” documentary, than you’ve seen the part where Todd White goes out with Brian and Fieldy to pray for people at a Korn show. My meet and greet experience with Brian was pretty much that on a slightly less chaotic level.

Just like the documentary - I was utterly encouraged by how open Korn fans were to hearing - and responding - to the Gospel. Brian shared his heart, asked who wanted to know Jesus, and prayed lives would forever change. I’m guilty of making childish assumptions that certain types of people are more or less likely to respond to Jesus. Brian proved my bias way wrong.

God is moving wonderfully. Sometimes in the least likely of places. Please join me in praying for people like Brian who are Kingdom mischief-makers glowing in the dark.

Related items

  • What Routinely Blocks Your Hope?
    Have you ever sensed that you were being set up for something grand? Something way bigger than you could possibly pull off on your own?
  • Artist Interview: CrossFya
    Crossfya was birthed out of a passion for music and faith in Jesus. The three-piece lineup is a blend of DJ, rappers and singers from the UK. During their high-energy, live shows, they mix Future House, Trap and Dance music. In this Skype interview with founder/deejay Tim Cooke, aka "Lantern," we discover what puts the "fya" in Crossfya.
  • Change or Die

    A good friend of mine spent years learning how to play 80’s guitar solos. The only problem was they were going out of fashion. It was bad timing. For whatever reason, he refused to change his style, and so for years, he was alone and frustrated because he couldn’t find a band that wanted him.

    There is nothing sadder than getting stuck in a trend or music genre that is no longer relevant.

    I’ve seen the same thing happen in ministry.

  • Episode 66: Hillsong’s Carl Lentz Gets Grilled and a Terrible Discussion About Netflix
    Chad’s busy recording his audio book so what do we do? We record a podcast without him. In this episode, Ben, David and Luke look at a recent interview The View did with Carl Lentz (pastor of Hillsong NYC) where he was asked what his stance is on abortion and homosexuality. They discuss his answer, and the importance of pointing to Jesus and God’s love without compromising the truth of the Gospel. There are rants, disagreements and of course David’s Random Story!
  • I Don’t Do Paperwork!

    I am passionate about challenging millennials to get outside of the church and boldly share the Gospel. Each generation faces unique barriers to following God in a radical way. In every age, we are called to subvert the values of secular culture and confront the idols that are destroying people. There is perhaps no greater idol today than ourselves.

Come&Live!
Sign up for our newsletter and receive a FREE digital copy of "Revolutionary, Ten Principles That Will Empower Christian Artists to Change the World" by David Pierce.

Country
Please wait