Kanye West’s pastor says the rapper is “walking with God.”
Adam Tyson is West’s pastor, who has been helping the Chicago native orchestrate his “Sunday Service” across the nation. In an interview, Tyson detailed some of West’s newfound faith. “He is living and walking with God,” Tyson told “The Pure Flix Podcast,” mentioning that he has seen a difference in the rapper. “He’s in the Bible. He’s in prayer,” Tyson said.
Tyson leads the congregation of Placerita Bible Church in Santa Clarita, California, and said West no longer allows cursing around him and has confirmed that he only wants to do gospel music moving forward. Tyson said the two made a bond after meeting at his church back in May. During their friendship, Tyson said West revealed that he’d recently become a Christian. “[West said], ‘I was just under the weight of my sin, and I was being convicted that I was running from God, and I knew I needed to make things right, so I came to Christ — I came out of darkness and came into the light,'” Tyson recounted.
The pastor said the two’s first meeting was three hours long, and in their talk, Tyson went through the gospel and explained “that Christ came to die” for sinners and that “by repenting and believing in him we can have eternal life.” West reportedly told Tyson, “I told you I’ve been radically saved. I believe that message, and I want to get that message out to the world.” That’s when Tyson said he became committed to helping West find his way into the Christian faith. “[I told him], ‘As long as you’re professing Christ and living for him, I’m here to help you,'” he said.
In addition to Sunday Service, Tyson also hosts Tuesday Bible studies with West and his staff in Cody, Wyoming, where West now lives, according to CBN news. “He’s so excited about studying the Bible,” he said. “How can you say no?”