Jay Bakker is the 21-year old evangelist bent on converting the "headbangers" into bible thumpers. His ministry is called "Revolution."
"Revolution" started in Phoenix, Arizona in the early 1990's. It was targeted at kids on the edge. Kids like Jeff Fortson.
". ..Like all these kids out here, kids that are branded the outcasts, we're looked down on for the way we look or the way we dress," says Fortson. "It's time to get out and reach those people."
In Phoenix, Bakker helped build Revolution's Sunday service attendance to 150 each week. Now he's starting in Atlanta. However, he's not exactly starting from scratch.
Jay Bakker is the son of the Rev. Jim Bakker. He was 11 -- a chubby cheeked kid on a couch -- when Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker's multi-million dollar television ministry disintegrated.
"You can't watch Saturday Night Live or Jay Leno or anybody else, because they are making fun of your parents, and laughing about divorce -- something that is very painful to you. ..and you're watching the rest of america laugh about it," says Bakker.
Jay Bakker went from prince of the P.T.L. to pauper in no time. A congregation furious with his dad dropped him overnight.
He turned first to drinking and drugs. After drying out at a bible college, he turned to God.
Now he sees his mission as attracting kids like Stephen Missouri, whose own wanderings ended when he found revolution.
". ..They don't judge you by how you look, but the way Jesus does. ..by your heart...by who you are. ..and the content of your character," says Missouri. "That is why I choose Revolution."
But why did Jay's father Jim come to Revolution?
"I know most pastors would be aghast.. they would just go into cardiac arrest if they walked into this scene. I say we've got to hear from these kids. They've got something to tell us," says the senior Mr. Bakker.
Right now, father and son can work together on rebuilding the family business with a new clientele.
Reported by Jim Axelrod
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