‘American Idol’ Rock ‘n’ Roll Star Cade Foehner Reveals Battle He’s Facing as Christian in Hollywood

Cade Foehner, a top 10 contestant on season 16 of “American Idol,” has been using rock ‘n’ roll to win over America’s vote but says he’s found it difficult to share Christ in Hollywood.

Foehner is the only contestant in the competition who has brought his style of rock ‘n’ roll to the singing competition. He won over judge Katy Perry during his solo performance of Jimi Hendrix’s “All Along the Watchtower.” It was after that presentation that he also revealed to America that he’s a Christian “minister.”

Now he’s sharing what’s been the hardest part of being a Christian evangelist in Hollywood.

“I’ve been playing music for a while, but I started out in church. The first time I ever played in front of anybody was in the praise and worship band. That’s always played a part in developing me as a musician,” Foehner told The Christian Post in a recent interview.

He says that church is where he first learned how to play the guitar and sing. With lots of practice under his belt, it’s evident from watching the program that Foehner isn’t shy about giving his all on the stage.

The 21 year old, however, says he wants his music to be a way that he’s able to reach the masses with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

“I found myself interested in biblical theology and that’s actually my major in college, biblical theology. In doing rock ‘n’ roll music, the whole purpose of any kind of music [for me] is to evangelize and to tell people about the Lord,” he continued. “So I just want to know as much as I can about what we believe.”

“Being on ‘Idol’ and trying to do evangelism here in Hollywood, it’s a harder area to be in than where I’m from, ‘cuz I live in the Bible belt, so evangelism isn’t so hard there,” he told CP. “But here (Hollywood) you meet some opposition just in your heart itself.”

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Source: Christian Post