Miracles and Mistakes on My Way Back to KoЯn | Conversation with Brian "Head" Welch [Podcast] | Doug Addison
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Miracles and Mistakes on My Way Back to KoЯn | Conversation with Brian “Head” Welch [Episode 15]

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Do you know anyone who struggles with addictions? Have you been wounded by parents … or been bullied or even suicidal? Hope and freedom are waiting for you!

My special guest in this week’s Spirit Connection podcast has lived all the above. Brian “Head” Welch, of the metal band KoЯn, was a successful rock star in the stranglehold of drug addiction until a radical encounter with God changed his life forever.

Brian still tours the world sharing his radical story and simple message: God will love you into the freedom of being yourself, as long as you keep the relationship going and never, ever quit.

Whether you’re feeling hopeless or are “living your dream” but still feel empty inside, you won’t want to miss hearing Brian’s story in this podcast!

In this episode, we talk about miracles, music and what to do when you keep messing up. Brian also answers these frequent questions and more:

  • How intense was your struggle with drugs?
  • Why did you quit the band?
  • What was your wild encounter with God?
  • Why did you finally rejoin KoЯn?
  • How do your fans react to your Christianity?
  • What about Christians who feel judged because of tattoos and piercings?
  • How are you concerts different now that you know Jesus personally?

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22 thoughts on “Miracles and Mistakes on My Way Back to KoЯn | Conversation with Brian “Head” Welch [Episode 15]

  1. Marta says:

    Doug, my brother and nephew are in jail for drugs right now. I know this podcast was sent from the heart of God for me and my Mom to give us hope and, I mean this, our daily Bread. We have been right at this same place many times but THIS time it just feels like we are going to see some kind of breakthrough. Hearing Brian again helps me believe and hold on to the fact that “Jesus is pursuing my brother & nephew”. Thanks for having Brian on today. Bless you both forgoing after the wounded! Love and hugs to you guys and all who minister with you!!

      • Wilbert Accardo says:

        Thanks Brothers doug, and Brian and sister Nikki, what a powerful message. The Lord laid on my heart to share with you the website sidroth.org. You can go into the TV archive in the shirt. Too powerful messages to bless the Christians who are listening to this program and a great words that came from the Lord through brother Brian first of all Billy Brim powerful message on the power and the blood of Christ the best I’ve ever heard. Also Robert Henderson brings a message on prayer intercessory prayer which is outstanding taking a purse to the courts of Heaven. God bless you all and your ministry and thank God for his money worth in the lives of his people and bring others to price for our lives. Love in Christ Jesus with our prayers, will and Connie

        • Admin Nikki says:

          Thanks so much Wilbert! I love Sid Roth and have watched some of his interviews. I will look at both those you mentioned. Thanks again for sharing.

          Bless you!

          -Nikki, InLight Connection

  2. Gayle Wildman says:

    So good! Encouraging and exciting about reaching the sons and daughters who have been pushed away. Break off that religion and go for the relationship. Intimacy with the Lord. Yay! Thanks for praying! Love it. Blessings to you!

  3. Norma F says:

    Ahhh!!! This jewel of a man…, I friggin love his heart, and what I love the most is that he does not get caught up in the hype, He is not drawing value from his platform but from His savior. So many people in Church platforms are drawing value from their “gifting” or “ministry”, they become rockstars in the church and then we see them fall apart, because they are not conformed to the Love of God but too impressed with their gifting; sadly, their hearts are not rooted and grounded in Love, but this rockstar became like Jesus. He is secure in his identity in Him, We need more believers that know who they are, and release the raw love of Jesus to a world that is bankrupt in love. I love this human.

    • Admin Nikki says:

      Yes, we love Brian too. He is such an inspiration. Thanks for posting!

      Bless you!

      -Nikki, InLight Connection

  4. Henriette says:

    One of the best conversations I’ve heard so far; very close to what I’m doing and have been doing till now though with far less popularity. I believe I have one of the naturally less religious mindsets I’ve come across and am thoroughly interested in learning of Brian “Head” Welch’s experiences in breaking religious mindsets. Thank u so much, Doug Add., u’re priceless for me

    • Admin Nikki says:

      Thank you Henriette! Yes, Brian is such an awesome guy, we really like him around here :).

      Bless you!

      -Nikki, InLight Connection

  5. Tim says:

    It’s Amazing how much I needed to hear this, it’s as if I woke up from my nightmare last night and much of the circumstances that were in my dream was touched on by Brian. I have struggled with drugs since the age of 12, I am now 37. I’ve been off illicit drugs since the birth of our daughter 9 yrs ago, but I still have issues with my prescriptions. Something Brian said, ‘ I am not comfortable unless I am on my medicine ‘. My entire life has been a struggle to make sure that I don’t feel. Though I am married with 2 children, live in a beautiful home, and own a successful business, I am rarely at peace inside. My life was never “supposed to be ” anything else but prison and an early death. (According to my parents and Family members. Which was a safe assumption, because I was truly inviting death to do it’s thing…. 7 years ago I went to a Church with a friend and the second I walked in God pulled out all of the fear and resentment from deep within. I was crying uncontrollably but it was a relief to feel . My true life started that day. The past two years I have been in a really painful season, feeling disconnected from the God, Church and even my family.
    Brian, thank you for sharing your testimony, I really believe God had EVERYTHING to do with me being able to see this in my email. Testimonials of God’s Love and Abilities to create beauty out of sadness is ALWAYS powerful! It’s relational and that is how He created us. Keep it up brother, you have done more for the children of God than many who hold titles in a Church. God bless you, and God bless Doug Addison and his ministry.

    • Admin Nikki says:

      Hey Tim, thank you so much for sharing your story. It seems to me like you have a big calling on your life the enemy has wanted to stop for a while now. God must have some really awesome things in store for you! Keep track of your dreams, God may be trying to communicate to you something important about your destiny. Here is a helpful article on nightmares https://dougaddison.com/2015/08/what-to-do-when-you-have-a-nightmare/.

      Bless you Tim! Your awesome!

      -Nikki, InLight Connection

  6. martha flowers says:

    This is such a timely word of encouragement Doug.. MY son is currently in a faithbased rehab drug program.. I needed ( as a parent) to hear this Thank you so much brother for having Brian on here! IT is wonderful to hear of the faithfulness of our GOD!

    • Admin Nikki says:

      I’m so glad this podcast blessed you Martha. God hears your prayers for your son.

      Bless you both!

      -Nikki, InLight Connection

  7. Pat says:

    I have way too much that I could say about this interview blessing multitudes now and for the days, weeks, months and years to come, so the Holy Spirit asked me to publicly agree with the prayer that Brian prayed to give it an extra push! “God, I am in agreement with heaven and every word that Brian prayed and we thank YOU that your answer is YES and AMEN to ALL things in Jesus. Amen!” Deliverance is coming so powerful to testify to the underestimated value of what God means when He says that it is THROUGH GRACE that you have been saved! Go and be gracious to others so that they too, can be saved by my KINDNESS!

    • Admin Nikki says:

      Haha! Love that Lisa! Yes, Brian is such a might man of God. We love him around here. Thanks for sharing!

      -Nikki, InLight Connection

  8. Abigail says:

    I found Doug’s explanation about the cloud that Brain mentioned over his head was encouraging. Thanks!

    • Admin Nikki says:

      Thank you for listening Abigail. I’m so glad you were encouraged by the podcast.

      Bless you!

      -Nikki, InLight Connection

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