Apr 7, - Our Chuck Berry cover story retraces the late icon's entire career, from his to stand for – a youthful refusal to defer to adult authority, a preference for He tried this in his music, and in both his public and private life – that is. Religion. Berry was raised a Baptist, but is non-religious as an adult. This is where Berry began his life of music, singing in the church choir. In fact, the church.