California Pastor Says He’s Discipled Kanye for Weeks, Affirms His Conversion
The rapper, who grew up with a former Black Panther father who became a Christian marriage counselor, knew about God but ran from him.
“[T]he first time I talked to [Kanye] the first Sunday in June, he told me, ‘I got radically saved five weeks ago,’” Tyson shared. “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 first became acquainted with West after he attended his church, Placerita Bible Church in Santa Clarita, California, several times. In early June, West stayed after the service to talk with the senior pastor. Ever since, the pair have met weekly to discuss the Bible.
“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,” Tyson said. “And [West] was like, ‘Hey, man. I told you. I’ve
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