Contact Us

Megadeth’s David Ellefson Is Studying to Become a Pastor

Larry Marano/Getty Images

For those of you who kneel at the altar of rock and roll, Megadeth‘s bassist David Ellefson will do you one better. He is studying for his Lutheran ordination at the Concordia Seminary in Clayton, Missouri. “Most people want to become a rock star,” said Reverend Jon Bjorgaard, pastor of Shepherd of the Desert Lutheran Church, where Ellefson worships. “David’s a rock star who wants to become a pastor.”

Religion has always played a large role in Ellefson’s life. “I came from a good family, not a broken home,” he told St. Louis Today. “That became a model for me, and I saw church at center of it.”

However, Ellefson soon jumped on the rock and roll train–he moved to Los Angeles, started Megadeth, and began to rock professionally. By the time he was 25 his life had become untenable. Ellefson entered a 12-step program, cleaned up, moved to Arizona to start a family, and returned to God. Last year he enrolled in Concordia’s Specific Ministry Program.

“Some people want to morph things together into one, but I have a hand in both worlds,” he said. “I love praise and worship music, and I love heavy metal.” Well said. Ellefson will be eligible for ordination after two years.

Watch Megadeth’s ‘Go to Hell’ Video


Watch ‘How to Read the Bible’ Video


Download Megadeth Songs
| Buy Megadeth Albums

Best of the Web

More From Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://noisecreep.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on Noisecreep quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Register on Noisecreep quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!