Reggie “Fieldy” Arvizu on the importance of an accountability partner!!!

Reggie “Fieldy” Arvizu on the importance of an accountability partner!!!

Published: May 17, 2013 Updated: Aug. 21, 2013 12:28 p.m.

Article Tab: Reggie Fieldy Arvizu, of rock band KORN fame, shares his personal story of how becoming Christian changed his life after a rock star lifestyle of drugs and partying. He visited the youth ministry of Mount of Olives Church, known as the R.O.C.K., May 9.

Reggie “Fieldy” Arvizu, of rock band KORN fame, shares his personal story of how becoming Christian changed his life after a rock star lifestyle of drugs and partying. He visited the youth ministry of Mount of Olives Church, known as the R.O.C.K., May 9.

The student and young adult ministry of Mission Viejo’s Mount of Olives Church – The R.O.C.K. – was paid a visit May 9 by Reggie “Fieldy” Arvizu, bassist for the rock band KORN.

Formerly tied up with alcohol and drug addiction in his past, South Orange County resident Arvizu spoke to the ministry about converting to Christianity and staying spiritual while touring the world with a rock band.

The R.O.C.K.

The R.O.C.K. is Mount of Olives Church’s ministry for teenagers, college students and young adults.

Activities: worship services, Bible studies, community-building activities and special events.

Meetings: 7 p.m. on Tuesdays for middle school students, 7 p.m. Wednesdays for high school students and 7 p.m. Thursdays for college students and young adults.

Location: 24851 Chrisanta Drive, Mission Viejo, directly across the street from Mount of Olives Church’s main campus


Arvizu also performed with The R.O.C.K. band and answered questions from the crowd about overcoming his struggles.

As he prepares to kick off a new world tour with KORN, Arvizu spoke with the Register about his faith.

Q. At what point in your life did you decide to make a change and focus on your faith?

A. In 2005 my dad passed away and a few days after his funeral, my stepmom asked if I wanted to accept Jesus Christ into my heart. I was so lost in the dark and after my dad died, I started questioning life and the things I was doing. I open heartedly asked Jesus into my life, not really knowing what that was, but did it knowing that there had to be something better in this life and I wanted it. Bottom line is: God was ready for me.

Q. What advice would you give to others looking to make a similar transition?

A. I would say to challenge God and ask him to show himself real to you. Even speaking out to him is a start. Dig into your Bible. Be curious about Him. You will have a better knowledge and understanding for what he wants for you if you start reading. It says in 2 Timothy 3:16 and 3:17, “All scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work.”

Q. How do you balance your dedication to your faith and touring with a band? Some may find those two can be hard to combine.

A. I bring my armor of God! I read my Bible daily and I find churches to go to in whatever city I may be in. I stay away from the party scene. Nothing good comes out of it. I also bring someone out on tour with me to keep me accountable. “As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend,” Proverbs 27:17.

Q. What’s the most positive thing that has emerged in your life since you turned things around?

A. I would say the comfort and confidence I now have when hard times come my way. When a “war” comes my way and I’m thrown into the “battlefield,” the holy spirit teaches and helps me stand strong and get through it with greater wisdom and understanding.

Q. You’re about to embark on a world tour, reunited with original KORN guitarist Brian Welch. How do you feel about these big plans?

A. I feel excited! It’s like we’re picking up right where we left off. It makes me wonder what God has planned for KORN’s future bringing him back.


An Interview with Fieldy of Korn

Published on Sep 17, 2013 caught up with Fieldy, bassist, of heavy metal band Korn to discuss his faith life, touring, and the new record, The Paradigm Shift, which hits stores on October 8th! Filmed on 9/14/13 at Monster Energy’s Aftershock Festival in Sacramento, CA. All Korn songs featured in this video are owned solely by the artist. Songs included: “Ball Tongue” from Korn and “Never Never” from The Paradigm Shift. Interview by Jacob Wilson, filmed by Jamie Howard.

Korn – Did my time

Uploaded on Jun 27, 2009

Korn – Did my time (Lara Croft Tomb Raider : The Cradle of Life SoundTrack)


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I wrote of series of four posts on the conversion to Christ of Brian Walsh of the heavy metal band Korn and that was because my son Hunter told me about Walsh’s Christian testimony. Then I stumbled on the Christian testimony of Reggie “Fieldy” Arvizu of Korn. This subject has always interested me and I have written about Lou Graham of Foreigner, and Kerry Livgren and Dave Hope and their similar experiences. In all of these cases they convert to Christianity and give their lives totally to Christ and then they are delivered from drugs.

Fieldy from Korn

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