After the success of his Coachella worship, Kanye West is now considering starting his own congregation.
The Jesus Walks rapper, 41, is said to be ‘extremely passionate about his faith’ and wants to create a permanent place for his weekly event.
The Yeezus rapper has been hosting his own private version of what he calls Sunday Services near his Calabasas home since for the start of the year.
But this past Easter weekend, Kanye attracted huge crowds to a Coachella-hosted version of the service.
TMZ reported that over 50k people flocked to the 9AM devotional, which was described as a non-denominational affair.
According to Daily Mail, the success of his event has prompted the star to think about a future for his faith-based celebrations.
‘He is extremely passionate about his faith and wants to share it more regularly with people,’ a source said, adding that Ye ‘spends a lot of time studying and praying, [so he] wants to share his journey.’
Another insider said a congregation has always been part of Ye’s vision.
‘Kanye has always said that his vision has always been for people from different backgrounds — races, ethnicities, beliefs, politics — to come together to worship God and love other people.’
The source was adamant that I Love It Rapper’s intent is pure, continuing: ‘Say what you want about Kanye, but he really does want to help people who need support.’
‘He understands brokenness and the need for healing, probably more than most people. He believes in the healing powers of music, but also believes that God can step in and heal people’s brokenness and their issues,’ the source said of the sometimes trouble talent.
Describing the format of the service, the insider said: ‘It wouldn’t be the traditional, 3-hymns-and-a-sermon thing. Instead, it would be a way to point people to Jesus through the arts and through a community of people who love and care for each other. He also wants his kids to be raised in faith, and the best way for him to do that is to live out his faith.
Kim Kardashian spoke about the services during an interview with Elle earlier this month, telling the magazine: ‘It’s honestly more like a healing experience for my husband. It’s just music; there’s no sermon. It’s definitely something he believes in Jesus and there’s a Christian vibe. But there’s no preaching. It’s just a very spiritual Christian experience.’