From left, Kim Kardashian West, North West, Kanye West and Joel Osteen answer questions after the 11 a.m. service at Lakewood Church, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, in Houston. "Now, the best artist that God has created, is working for him", The Houston Chronicle reported. He was referencing himself, USA Today wrote.
'I do know God's been calling me for a actually lengthy time and the satan has been distracting me for a actually lengthy time, ' West said when he took to the stage in a lovely gloomy suit.
"Jesus has won the victory".
Last month, West released "Jesus is King", a Gospel-themed album that's been described as Christian rap.
General admission tickets were posted on Ticketmaster on Saturday morning for free on behalf of the Houston church and were fully distributed within seven minutes, Don Iloff, spokesman for Lakewood, told CNN.
Osteen's Lakewood Church is one of the largest single congregations in the USA, with its service center at the former Compaq Center, the former home of the Houston Rockets.
Kanye's speech comes following the growing popularity of the rapper's Sunday Services, which began with West, wife Kim Kardashian, their family, and his choir, but has since become well known across the globe, with celebrity guests regularly partaking in the service.
West has been travelling around the U.S. holding his Sunday Service concerts since January, including at the Coachella festival, an outdoor shopping centre in Salt Lake City and at an Atlanta-area megachurch.
The son of the late Billy Graham said he prays "God will keep his hand on him" because "there's going to be a lot of people that want to use him and manipulate him". The rapper put on two unannounced concerts Friday at the Harris County Jail-one for about 200 men at a lockup, then one for a smaller audience of female inmates at the main jail. During the event, Kanye will take the stage with Osteen for a short interview about overcoming adversity and his faith journey. "We are a Christian country", the artist reportedly said.
Though the church was filled with people there were plenty of controversies online by those who didn't feel Kanye should attend the service. "We're all on the same team".
'You realize, or now no longer it is nothing I'm able to state to the younger Kanye by strategy of words.