The best way to receive a blessing is to bless someone else right?
Kanye West is a man of faith, and he’s also eccentric, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that his pastor, Rich Wilkerson Jr., is a hipster type, who’ll preach in a bar if he has to.
During a recent New York Post feature, Wilkerson revealed that Kanye blessed him with a pair of adidas Yeezy Boost 350 sneakers.
Just now, Wilkerson’s walking in Kanye West’s $200 sneakers, a gift from the rapper. (“The other stuff I can’t really afford yet,” says Wilkerson, who drives an Audi. “Maybe he’ll be gracious and give me a shirt or something.”)
The handsome pastor and Kanye hit it off when Yeezy showed up to hear Wilkerson’s sermon a few years ago in Florida.
“We became friends,” says Wilkerson. “He’s a guy who’s taking big risks and he’s a guy who tries to follow his convictions, and there’s a lot there to admire.”
Wilkerson even asked Kanye to design the cover for his book of faith, “Sandcastle Kings.”
Wilkerson Jr. may even have Ye on his new reality show, Rich in Faith, premiering December 9 on Oxygen.