According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Megadeth's bassist Dave Ellefson is an online student in the Specific Ministry Program at Concordia Seminary.

"Most people want to be a rock star," said Jon Bjorgaard, pastor of the Lutheran church in Scottsdale, AZ, where Ellefson and his family are congregants. "David's a rock star who wants to become a pastor."

Ellefson grew up attending Lutheran services in his native Minnesota, but when he moved to L.A. and joined Megadeth, he was lured into the rock & roll lifestyle. At 25, he entered a 12-step recovery program and reconnected with his faith. When Bjorgaard asked the rocker to start a contemporary worship service, he began performing for the church.

Ellefson commented: "For a Christmas service, I remixed some classics, not quite in a Megadeth fashion, but in a pretty heavy rock fashion. Some people want to morph things together into one, but I have a hand in both worlds. I love praise and worship music, and I love heavy metal."


Source: stltoday.com
Band profile: Megadeth
 
Posted: 29.01.2012 by Cuca Beludo



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K†ulu - 29.01.2012 at 11:23  
Wow! Did not know he was a Christian. Great to hear that: good luck with the service, man! This is still very surprising and interesting...
LeChron James - 29.01.2012 at 11:54  
Huh, well there that is. Good for Dave, I guess.
vezzy - 29.01.2012 at 12:08  
Mr. Ellefson, you have inspired me to seek my dream of becoming a priest of the Church of the Invisible Pink Unicorn. I thank you dearly for opening my eyes.

Nah, seriously, if the guy wants to do it, leave him be.
Valentin B - 29.01.2012 at 12:11  
This is fucking weird and random as hell.
moe5512 - 29.01.2012 at 13:01  
Important news this is...
Zaphod - 29.01.2012 at 13:07  
Aw man... I used to like this guy.
Cill O' Connor - 29.01.2012 at 14:06  
I still find it strange how he and Mustaine were able to turn around after years of witchcraft and other occult worship and become such devout Christians. Oh well, so long as they don't start praising Jesus in their songs I don't really care.
Xim - 29.01.2012 at 14:25  
Yeah as long as Megadeth doesn't become some blatant Christian metal band I won't mind. But if you take some bible passages you can make some very metal sounding lyrics.
Unhealer - 29.01.2012 at 14:47  
Written by Valentin B on 29.01.2012 at 12:11

This is fucking weird and random as hell.


This world is fucking weird and random as hell
Arcticus - 29.01.2012 at 15:58  
This was in Terrorizer magazine about 3 months back...
Carl Berg - 29.01.2012 at 15:58  
What. the. f*
Cryzpin - 29.01.2012 at 15:58  
Written by Unhealer on 29.01.2012 at 14:47

This world is fucking weird and random as hell

And that make it SO interesting!
Boxcar Willy - 29.01.2012 at 16:16  
O.o
Unhealer - 29.01.2012 at 16:36  
Written by Cryzpin on 29.01.2012 at 15:58

Written by Unhealer on 29.01.2012 at 14:47

This world is fucking weird and random as hell

And that make it SO interesting!


My thoughts exactly
@gent_-_orange - 29.01.2012 at 16:38  
Quickly scanning over the headline I thought it said Luciferian for some reason. That would have been funny if just to piss of Mustaine.
StephenTheBoss - 29.01.2012 at 17:18  
Written by LeChron James on 29.01.2012 at 11:54

Huh, well there that is. Good for Dave, I guess.


LOL
Yea I'm not too keen on this, But I don't give a fuck about Megadeth so...
Apothecary - 29.01.2012 at 17:26  
Written by Xim on 29.01.2012 at 14:25

But if you take some bible passages you can make some very metal sounding lyrics.

Like Trouble
The Voyager - 29.01.2012 at 17:35  
I don't care about his beliefs or anyone else's for that matter. Keep this stuff to yourself.
a MasT - 29.01.2012 at 18:04  
Wow
Cynic Metalhead - 29.01.2012 at 19:20  
It's because of Mr Dave's related stuff out here...so it's a big deal. Huh?!
RavenKing - 29.01.2012 at 19:25  
He can do whatever he wants in his personal life and have his own convictions. I have no problem with it. However, we really don't need to know.
Personally, I don't give a fuck at this kind of detail.
Lethean - 29.01.2012 at 19:35  
Reading this over and over to find out if I comprehend it wrong, but no the world is getting more crazy, lol !!!
Windrider - 29.01.2012 at 19:39  
What the fuck?
"he entered a 12-step recovery program and reconnected with his faith."
Sounds sick as hell. To recover from what?
I guess I dont have to like this, do I? If it comes to the question, I'll stick with catholicism anyway... They are more crude, cunning and treacherous, which is cool.
Lit. - 29.01.2012 at 19:39  
Hmmm... I did not see that coming.
Truemetaljope - 29.01.2012 at 19:46  
Always thought religious people despise rock and metal "devil's music" being evil. Yet they in play bands of the said genres... hypocrisy I say.
selken - 29.01.2012 at 19:53  
Written by Arcticus on 29.01.2012 at 15:58

This was in Terrorizer magazine about 3 months back...

Well, I'm not a staff member but in MS defense, you could have submitted this back then
I_Die_Often - 29.01.2012 at 20:02  
LMFAO!!!!
He is from Minnesota like me, Lutherans are everywhere here!!!
Not a very devout bunch in MN for the most part I must say... go to their church, get a warm fuzzy feeling and go home, never give it a second thought until next Sunday...
...whatever Dave...
Fat & Sassy! - 29.01.2012 at 20:11  
What do you mean, I don't believe in God?

I TALK TO HIM EVERYDAY. >:[
3rdWorld - 29.01.2012 at 20:11  
Written by Guest on 29.01.2012 at 17:43

We dont want to start hearing jesus loves u and wants to save your soul crap in new Megadeth songs

Are U fucking kidding me, what could possibly go wrong with that?? Megadave doing "O Lord O God How great thou art!!!"
3rdWorld - 29.01.2012 at 20:31  
Written by Guest on 29.01.2012 at 20:24

then that doesn't make them Megadeath., thats so "Megasave/cure".

Thats assuming if they ever were Mega-Awesome/Listenable recently. And thats a big no no.
Andreas - 29.01.2012 at 20:34  
Written by Truemetaljope on 29.01.2012 at 19:46

Always thought religious people despise rock and metal "devil's music" being evil. Yet they in play bands of the said genres... hypocrisy I say.

I'm a faithful christian. Yet I love metal music. Not all christians say metal is the devil's music, so you can't say these guys are hypocrites.
Ozman - 29.01.2012 at 20:56  
Written by Windrider on 29.01.2012 at 19:39

What the fuck?
"he entered a 12-step recovery program and reconnected with his faith."
Sounds sick as hell. To recover from what?


It says 12step recovery program so it's clear he recovered from alcoholism
errorcode99 - 29.01.2012 at 21:24  
He just uploaded this on his facebook page, it's real!!!

Lethean - 29.01.2012 at 21:43  
Written by errorcode99 on 29.01.2012 at 21:24

He just uploaded this on his facebook page, it's real!!!
what a funny smile!
ScreamingSteelUS - 29.01.2012 at 22:05  
Well, this was entirely unexpected. I am happy for him, though. It's good to see that after all those years of addiction, debauchery, and whatnot people can still turn themselves around. Good on you, Dave.
Frodd - 29.01.2012 at 23:07  
The number of fucks I give cannot be divided by itself.
Ernis - 29.01.2012 at 23:33  
Written by Truemetaljope on 29.01.2012 at 19:46

Always thought religious people despise rock and metal "devil's music" being evil. Yet they in play bands of the said genres... hypocrisy I say.

Hello, I'm a religious person and I don't think that just metal and rock can be "devil's music." Actually, I could say some pop music is more evil than some rock/metal bands.

Being honest... how can a music genre itself be evil? I'm sad for you if you know religious people who consider certain genres evil...

Written by Zaphod on 29.01.2012 at 13:07

Aw man... I used to like this guy.

C'mon mate, it's not like he's getting a sex-reassignment surgery or something!

Written by Guest on 29.01.2012 at 17:43

u have to care if you really a fan. We dont want to start hearing jesus loves u and wants to save your soul crap in new Megadeth songs

As a religious person I can say that I don't want to hear neither "Satan rules!" nor "Jesus loves you!" in the lyrics of the songs I listen to. The reason for it is that these kinds of lyrics usually sound incredibly cheesy and are often (but not necessarily) accompanied by low quality music.

It's sort of hilarious to see some people react to it as if he came out as a homosexual or something. All this "Oh God, I would never have thought. Well it's his private life, what can we do."
Iron Nostarion - 29.01.2012 at 23:47  
Moving backwards, eh? o.O This won't reverse your age, y'know. Probably will make you die earlier.
Void Eater - 30.01.2012 at 00:02  
Well I want to be the bassist of Megadeth. Surely there can be a way that this will work out for both of us, capiche?
Black Conundrum - 30.01.2012 at 00:16  
Written by Truemetaljope on 29.01.2012 at 19:46

Always thought religious people despise rock and metal "devil's music" being evil. Yet they in play bands of the said genres... hypocrisy I say.

Well that's quite a close-minded statement in itself. Someone who is religious can still enjoy metal music and vice verse without being a hypocrite; I know from personal experience. With a large group of people, such as Christianity, there will be diversity. One of these examples of diversity would be different personal philosophies or world views. There are people that are both religious and into metal; there are people who are into one but not the other; then there's the group that doesn't like religion or metal. So, assigning a large group such as "religious people" to one opinion about something non-religious is misguided.
LeChron James - 30.01.2012 at 01:10  
Written by StephenTheBoss on 29.01.2012 at 17:18

LOL
Yea I'm not too keen on this, But I don't give a fuck about Megadeth so...

Yeah, his desire to be a Lutheran pastor doesn't affect me either way. I'm just glad he isn't some crazed Evangelical christian, cuz they're (generally) bad news.
Carl Berg - 30.01.2012 at 01:37  
Written by Fat & Sassy! on 29.01.2012 at 20:11

What do you mean, I don't believe in God?

I TALK TO HIM EVERYDAY. >:[


Win.
Arcticus - 30.01.2012 at 02:27  
Written by selken on 29.01.2012 at 19:53

Written by Arcticus on 29.01.2012 at 15:58

This was in Terrorizer magazine about 3 months back...

Well, I'm not a staff member but in MS defense, you could have submitted this back then

Fair enough, but to be honest, I was surprised they included it in the magazine, just as I'm surprised it was posted as news here - I mean, who cares? It has nothing to do with Ellefson's musical career, and just provides fuel for the Mega-haters out there...personally I would rather have not known about this, but whatever. Guess I'll just ignore it
Lit. - 30.01.2012 at 02:51  
Written by errorcode99 on 29.01.2012 at 21:24

He just uploaded this on his facebook page, it's real!!!




Dude, even I can tell that's photoshopped and I'm not even wearing my glasses right now.
Burebista - 30.01.2012 at 02:52  
cool. He has his faith but at the same time he's not stereotyped.
Cuca Beludo - 30.01.2012 at 03:08  
Well, I imagine him at church, the "MegaFaith".
StephenTheBoss - 30.01.2012 at 03:42  
Written by LeChron James on 30.01.2012 at 01:10

Written by StephenTheBoss on 29.01.2012 at 17:18

LOL
Yea I'm not too keen on this, But I don't give a fuck about Megadeth so...

Yeah, his desire to be a Lutheran pastor doesn't affect me either way. I'm just glad he isn't some crazed Evangelical christian, cuz they're (generally) bad news.



Not familiar but I'll keep an eye out for them Oh wait, isn't that what my neighbour is?!!! NOOOOOO
Scuzzy McDouche - 30.01.2012 at 05:18  
That's a shame...
Stabby - 30.01.2012 at 07:43  
First Marty Friedman quits to to become Japanese and now this. MegaFail! I expect Mustaine to quit to become a Buddhist monk next.
3rdWorld - 30.01.2012 at 14:02  
Written by Lit. on 30.01.2012 at 02:51

Written by errorcode99 on 29.01.2012 at 21:24

He just uploaded this on his facebook page, it's real!!!




Dude, even I can tell that's photoshopped and I'm not even wearing my glasses right now.

Either you have a IQ lesser than 50 or never seen a photo in all you're life.I mean,isn't that pic is legit as fuk??!!

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