Pastor Adam Tyson of the 400-member Placerita Bible Church in Santa Clarita, California made waves recently when he preached an unfiltered salvation message to thousands at Kanye West’s “Sunday Service” in Detroit.
On “The Pure Flix Podcast” Friday, Tyson revealed that West has been meeting with him weekly to study the Bible, and the rapper claims to have had a radical salvation experience about six months ago:
“The first time I talked to him 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 darkness into the light.”
West visited Tyson’s church several times and they began to meet up regularly. Tyson said their first meeting lasted a few hours:
“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 [West] 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.’”
Shortly thereafter they began a Tuesday night Bible study, which they continued even after West moved to Wyoming. He began flying Tyson out weekly to continue the studies.
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