The Church of Jesus Christ (also called the “Bickertonite Church” or the “Rigdonite organization” because of its strong links with William Bickerton and Sidney Rigdon) was originally an offshoot of the Latter Day Saints (LDS). In the early days of the LDS movement, Sidney Rigdon’s influence was said to be as great as Joseph Smith’s. William Bickerton, who was originally a Methodist, became part of the LDS movement after Smith’s death. He was considered to be a follower of Rigdon.
At ages 11 and 12, Alice Cooper (then Vincent Furnier) was very involved with the Bickertonite Church of Jesus Christ. This allegiance fell sharply away as he became less Vincent Furnier, and more Alice Cooper. As Alice Cooper, he became more and more involved with a new “trinity” – that of the proverbial "sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll." In his own hindsight wording: I used to celebrate moral decay, the decadence of it… I was totally in agreement that every guy should sleep with every girl and drink as much as