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Tuesday 21st June 2005

Brian "Head" Welch launches Head Home orphanage in India.

THE EX-GUITARIST of notorious mainstream rockers Korn, Brian "Head" Welch, who recently shocked the music world by leaving the band after his Christian conversion, flew to India to launch an orphanage for India's refugees. Welch spoke about the initiative, called Head Home, "Throughout all of my life I have always had a heart for people that are hurting especially those that have no one to help them. My eyes have been opened to children on the street and I feel like for me that is who I want and need to help."

Head has linked up with new manager, Steve Delaportas of Fortitude Films, to develop his musical career, launch his upcoming documentary on his life and partner with Welch in the Head Home projects. Delaportas has provided funding and assistance to successfully help orphans country wide in India with the company Good News India. This company helps house, train and educate some 1600 school aged children throughout India. With Delaportas' track record of success already in India, Head will be focussing his Head Home to help children of all issues such as the leper communities to help introduce the leper children back into the community, help children where their parents have sold them into brothels, to other impoverished situations."

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Reader Comments

Posted by Brian James in Edgewood, NM @ 22:13 on Jan 17 2013

Brian, My testimony about drugs is simular to yours. Jesus saved me at an altar in Roswell, NM 42 months ago and took my addiction to meth and turned me around. I am a pastor in Edgewood, NM. I am doing a ministry called CHOIS Recovery meaning Choosing Holiness Over Intential Sin. Sin is a choice and serving God is one also , we either for Him or against Him.

Posted by dewayne williams in myra, texas @ 06:22 on May 2 2009

Brian i just wated to tell you welcome to the flock. i love what God has done to you in you and through you.
i want you to know that i prayed and pray that all of korn and other favorite bands would come to Christ. right after i got saved while in grayson co jail in sherman texas i then realized you all were as lost as i was and were probably in the same things i was and were hurting like i was. watching all that we love crumble away before our eyes and still clinging to what was helping us make it crumble.
once i was out of jail and rehab and home i found a christian rock station (power fm). one day while listening i heard them annouce that brian welch of korn had come to Christ an quit korn. i dropped to my knees and praised God and leapped and praised Him again. how awsome is our God Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
may Gog bless your ministry you have in india and all tha you do for Him. and continue to bless you.

your brother in Christ,
dewayne williams

thankyou for sharing your story. i know it will inspire many for just hearing has inspired me.

Posted by Marcy in New Mexico @ 18:49 on Nov 20 2007

Does anyone know the company that travles to India and does this work that Brian worked with? Email me Oceanblue_6@excite.com

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