Holy Spirit Shifts Grandson of Actress Shirley Jones From Cocaine Back to Christ

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Jack Cassidy was 17 years old when he was selected to be a contestant on The Voice. He was in his element and convinced he could win it all.

But when Cassidy was cut from the contest, his dreams were dashed, and his life was soon hanging in the balance.

"I did one line that night that was—that was too much," says Cassidy. "And I felt my whole body start to shut down and go cold. And my heart started uncontrollably pounding out of my chest."

Cassidy is the grandson of actress Shirley Jones. He grew up in a musical family with his dad, Patrick, and his uncles, former teen idols David and Shaun Cassidy.

"Growing up in the Cassidys was interesting. It was ... definitely its own unique experience," Cassidy says. "My parents tried to keep me very grounded and really instilled what was important, which is just normal family life and love. Mom sent me to a church camp called Forest Home. She thought me and our family needed Christ because we were going through some rough stuff. And she's like, 'Hopefully my kids can find Jesus.'"

That summer he encountered the unconditional love of Christ at camp and gave his life to Jesus.

"I just said yes, but from there my prayer became a prayer for evidence," Cassidy says. "Over the next few years, I just got flooded with those evidences. Jesus showing up in very miraculous ways in my life—and giving me peace in the midst of chaotic circumstances. It just definitely affirmed for me that there was power in the name of Jesus."

In high school, Cassidy was a talented singer and worship leader. When he was 17, he was selected to be a contestant on The Voice. He was thrilled to have a platform to share Jesus.

"I had never done anything in the music business before," Cassidy says. "And, you know, trying to succeed on that show, or when that show was definitely the goal, it was like, 'Oh, I definitely belong here.'"

"I was working with other artists and working with the coaches, and it was like, 'This is—this is where I fit in. This is who God created me to be.'"

Cassidy's time on The Voice took him to the top 12. But his dreams of winning it all were dashed when he was voted off.

"I let that show get the better of me, and I just got caught up in—in that world," Cassidy says. "So when things returned to a state of normalcy, it was a much bigger fall. I guess I was chasing that high again. And I was allowing myself to let my Christian guard down, and went to a lot of parties and interacted with a lot of worldly type things which was temporarily soothing the depression and the fall from that show that I was experiencing."

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