Veteran rock musician Alice Cooper shared recently that he volunteers as a substitute Sunday school teacher at his local church.
The 66-year-old “Poison” singer made his mark in music during the rock ‘n’ roll era as “The Godfather of Shock Rock” mainly due to his gory stage shows which featured ghastly props including guillotines, electric chairs, fake blood and boa constrictors.
Five decades later Cooper, born Vincent Damon Furnier, still performs under his world-famous stage name but in far-less shocking settings, perhaps to honour his Christian faith.
“I teach Bible study, I’m sort of a substitute,” jokingly adding “if nobody shows up, I’m the bottom-of-the-barrel guy.”
The singer is the son of a lay preacher and was raised in the church as a child. Although he has always been a believer, he once acknowledged that he wasn’t a Christian during his rock star years “because I wasn’t living the lifestyle,” according to the Independent UK.