Free tickets to rapper Kanye West’s Jesus Is King “Sunday Service” concert at Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, are being scalped online for hundreds of dollars ahead of the touted event expected to draw “huge crowds” in what is to be the biggest installment of the event yet.
“Selling 4 Kanye West x Joel Osteen Sunday Service tickets at Lakewood Church 300 each 1000 for all,” one account listed as @takingpayment announced on Twitter Friday.
Several other accounts were also promoting the sale of the tickets to the event, a spokesperson from Lakewood Church told The Christian Post on Friday, adding that the tickets are free and won’t be available to the general public until 10 a.m. Saturday through Ticketmaster.
“This is a FREE event, but attendees must have a mobile e-ticket. A FREE general admission mobile e-ticket can be obtained through TicketMaster.com or the TicketMaster App beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16,” the spokesperson said in a statement.
“Anything other than Ticketmaster would be fraudulent,” the spokesperson added.
It was noted that approximately half of the tickets for the just under 17,000 seats available for the concert at Lakewood Church were being made accessible to church members through a special pre-offer that requires a code.
The concert is expected to begin at 7 p.m. but the doors to the church will open at 5:30 p.m. while concertgoers can start lining up at 4 p.m.
“The evening Sunday Service will include musical performances with Kanye West and his choir. It will be streamed Live on Facebook.com/JoelOsteen, YouTube.com, LakewoodChurch.com, the Lakewood Church App, and sundayservice.com,” the statement from the church said.
West is expected to share his conversion testimony at the non-ticketed 11 a.m. service at Lakewood Church on Sunday where he will chat with Osteen before the megachurch pastor’s regularly scheduled sermon.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Leonardo Blair