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Friday 20th July 2012

Jesus Christ Superstar's Jeff Fenholt talks about his conversion

THE AMERICAN singer Jeff Fenholt, who played Jesus in the original Broadway theatre adaptation Jesus Christ Superstar, has been interviewed in the August issue of Mojo magazine where he spoke about his Christian conversion after years of drug abuse and alcoholism and an encounter which he believed to be demonic. He recounted, "I'd interest a label and record some and then I'd get angry at the producer or whatever and quit. It was real self-destructive. One day, these carpenters who were working on a wing of my house said they wanted to pray for me. One of them was this guy Nick Disipio who had been in the Mafia. I told them that I wasn't into their God, but they came over and prayed for me. The first thing I felt was this horrible feeling like I was going to die, and then the next thing I knew, that "thing" that had hit me in the Boston Gardens, which had been with me for nine years, was gone. The because of that I prayed with them and I said that I wanted to accept Christ. My perspective is, if I had known Christ through Superstar I would have gotten through it a lot better." CR

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Posted by Jennifer Lewis in Lake City, FL @ 00:22 on Jul 23 2018

I had a book about Jeff's life and his conversion to Christianity. I loaned it and now would like to share it with my grandson. I do not remember the name. Are there any book copies available for purchase that give his testimony. I think I got it from TBN.

Posted by Laurie in Louisiana @ 08:15 on Nov 18 2014

Watching a rerun on TBN from 1989 with Jeff singing. What a great voice and a great testimony!

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