Pastor Rich Wilkerson Jr. Shares Why He Chose Kanye West to Design His Book Cover

Rich Wilkerson and wife, DawnChere, with Kim & Kanye
Rich Wilkerson and wife, DawnChere, with Kim & Kanye

Pastor Rich Wilkerson Jr. explains why he chose mainstream rapper Kanye West to design the cover of his overtly Christian book, in a recent interview with

Wilkerson’s first book, Sandcastle Kings: Meeting Jesus In a Spiritually Bankrupt World, hit shelves on Nov. 10, 2015. In his book, the young pastor explains why all the material success in the world will not make someone happy or fill the void in one’s heart.

Known around the world as the pastor who conducted the wedding ceremony for Kanye West and his wife, Kim Kardashian, Wilkerson took his celebrity friendship a bit further by asking the “Jesus Walks” emcee to illustrate his cover.

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“I think the content of the book is what I believe to be life changing – the greatest message in the world, which is the gospel. it’s not my message, it’s Christ’s message and we’re just carriers of it but because the content is so rich, I wanted to make sure the cover had some sort of pull in. I wanted it to be great,” Wilkerson said to Rapzilla.

“The church throughout history has always called upon some of the world’s greatest artists in their time period whether they were believers, non-believers, whether they agree with their message or not,” he continued. “And I just feel like for 2016, Kanye West, whether you like him, love him, hate him, it wasn’t about endorsing his lifestyle, he’s a very influential artist.”

West has publicly stated that he trusts Wilkerson to advise him. The controversial rapper said that Wilkerson encouraged him to use a mock Jesus during his Yeezus Tour.

“He (Kanye West) happens to be someone who does love Jesus and I just said, ‘Man would you design the cover of the book?'” the minister told Rapzilla.

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SOURCE: The Christian Post
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