Rock for Life Takes Pro-Life Ministry in New Direction With Move to California

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   May 25, 2010   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Rock for Life Takes Pro-Life Ministry in New Direction With Move to California

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
May 25
, 2010

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — The pro-life youth ministry Rock for Life has spent decades using the platform of Christian rock music to provide the pro-life perspective to the next generation of Americans. Separating from its supporting organization American Life League, RFL is moving out on its own and starting over in California.

The two groups ended their 11-year relationship last week as Erik Whittington, executive director of Rock For Life told LifeNews.com the group begins the next chapter of its life today.

“We are excited about this next phase in our ministry,” he said.

"There have been many changes throughout the years with Rock For Life but one thing stays constant: We will fight for the human rights of pre-born individuals through music, education and action," Whittington told LifeNews.com. "Our work will not, and has not ever been suspended. We have many things planned and look forward to announcing them throughout the summer.”

Rock For Life began as a one-time concert event in 1993 in Southern California to raise funds for a pregnancy help center and raise awareness regarding the travesty of abortion.

Sponsored by Bryan Kemper, who now runs the pro-life ministry Stand True, which sponsors the pro-life awareness day seeing students use red tape and red armbands, the event was a success and a new organization was birthed.

Following the success of the first concert including a story on MTV and a baby saved, Rock for Life launched several more concerts and joined the Lollapalooza tour throughout the summer of 1994.

In January of 1995 Erik Whittington joined forces with Bryan Kemper at the March for Life in Washington. Erik had been doing pro-life booths at concerts in Portland while Bryan was starting Rock fort Life in Southern California; realizing that their work was so similar they decided to combine their life saving efforts.

“I too am excited about this new phase of ministry for Rock For Life,” said Bryan Kemper.

He told LifeNews.com, “Music is a powerful tool that Rock For Life has used successfully to raise awareness, raise funds and save babies from abortion. I am looking forward to a renewed friendship and partnership between Rock For Life and Stand True Ministries.”

To celebrate this exciting change Rock For Life will be hosting a concert during the Survivors Pro-Life Boot Camp June 28th in Los Angeles, California.

Related web sites:
Rock for Life – https://www.TheRockForLife.com

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