Since West embarked on his Sunday Service journey, the events have evolved into major pop culture moments, drawing participation from Brad Pitt, A$AP Rocky, Tyler, the Creator, and many more industry faces. As it turns out, however, the idea had pretty humble beginnings.
“Kanye started this, I think, just to heal himself,” Kardashian explained. “It was a really personal thing, and it was just friends and family. He has had an amazing evolution of being born again and being saved by Christ.”
Dubbing the events a “musical ministry,” Kardashian outlines the sessions as a Christian service where they “talk about Jesus and God.” While it’s not a proper church, West does invite guest pastors from time to time.
“For the most part, it’s just a musical ministry,” she says. “[West] doesn’t have his 501(c)(3)” — registered nonprofit organizations exempt from federal tax — “yet to make it an official church, but it is for God and it is a Christian church. It started off healing for him and it’s become something that he really wants to share for everybody else.”