Kanye West’s Christian experience has been in the forefront for the past couple of months. The Grammy Award winning rapper, producer, and fashion designer has been adamant about the transformative work in his life as a result of his relationship with Christ. West has been performing Gospel music in churches and special Sunday services with his choir.
In a recent podcast, West’s pastor, Adam Tyson, who he met in June, said this about West: “[The] first time I talked to [Kanye] the first Sunday in June, he told me, ‘I got radically saved five weeks ago.’ I said, ‘Kanye, what happened five weeks ago?’ He 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 the darkness into the light.’”
Tyson also said that, “I spent about three hours just going through the gospel, making sure he understood clearly about the atonement of Jesus Christ, that God is holy, that we are sinners, that Christ came to die in the place of sinners, that by repenting and believing in him, we can have eternal life. And [Kanye] was like, ‘Hey, man. I told you. I’ve been radically saved; I believe that message and I wanna get that message out to the world.’ [I told him], ‘As long as you’re professing Christ and living for him, I’m here to help you.’”
Good to hear Kanye!