King of Pop accepts King of Kings weeks before his death
According to gospel act Mary Mary, Michael Jackson, became a Christian three weeks before his death.
“Last night we received some good news from Terri McFaddin-Solomon who is good friends with Sandra Crouch,” the duo said in a post on their Facebook page.
“Three weeks ago Sandra and Andre’ spent some time with their close friend, Michael Jackson. Michael asked Andre` to play, ‘It Won’t Be Long and We’ll Be Leaving Here.’ Michael then prayed with Sandra and Andre and accepted Christ into his heart. Now he’s singing in the heavenly choir! Our hearts rejoice!”
Jackson visited Crouch to discuss using Crouch’s choir for an upcoming studio album.
“Michael always had a respect and curiosity for spiritual things,” said Crouch via his Facebook page.
“During our meeting, not unlike many other creative/music meetings we’ve had with him the past, we sang together, prayed together and had a wonderful time.”
Jackson, who died June 25 of cardiac arrest, grew up as a Jehovah’s Witness and has been linked at various times throughout his career to the Nation of Islam, Judaism and New Age spirituality.
Over the years, some of his spiritual advisors have included Deepak Chopra and Rabbi Shumley Boteach.
In 2008, various publications, including the London Telegraph, reported that Jackson converted to Islam in a private ceremony in Los Angeles.
Jackson’s burial will take place Tuesday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
–Tiffany Orr, the Underground managing editor