Earlier this week, Kim Kardashian revealed her husband’s longstanding dream to start a church, and now, sources say, her husband is seriously considering the idea.
Kanye West recently took to the desert to present an Easter version of his Sunday Service, where he performed a few gospel hits, including his own 2004 smash, “Jesus Walks.” But now, upon the success of the Sunday services, which, according to Kim, started as a form of healing for ‘Ye and his famous friends, the “Yeezus” rapper is thinking about expanding his reach.
“He is extremely passionate about his faith and wants to share it more regularly with people,” a source close to West told PEOPLE. “He spends a lot of time studying and praying, and wants to share his journey.”
“Say what you want about Kanye, but he really does want to help people who need support,” the source continued. “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.”
Although West’s spiritual journey has sparked criticisms in the wake of the Easter service, as many have been unable to determine whether or not its genuine, the source confirmed that West’s intentions have been pure.
“It was completely sincere,” the source said of West’s Sunday Service at Coachella. “Everything about it was planned out because he wanted to encourage and minister to people.”
“He has talked about starting his own church, and what exactly that would be,” the source continued. “It wouldn’t be a 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.”
“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 said.