Kanye West and his daughter North at Lakewood Church. | Photo: Lakewood Church
The Strength to Stand Student Bible Conference recently announced that Kanye West will be next month’s conference’s new headliner.
Christian Comedian John Crist was initially set to headline the January conference, but in November he was “removed due to moral failure,” Fox News reports.
As a result of the allegations, not only did Crist cancel the remainder of his comedy tour, but his Netflix special “I Ain’t Prayin’ for That” and his upcoming book “Untag Me: The Subtle Art of Appearing Better Than You Really Are” were put on hold. Crist also lost his spot as a headliner for the Strength to Stand Student Bible Conference.
Replacing Crist as the youth conferences headliner is, musician and outspoken Christian, Kanye West.
Strength to Stand Student Bible Conference leader Scott Dawson released a statement in a YouTube video announcing the change.
“I realized that, although this is a worldwide megastar, he was a brother in Christ,” Dawson said.
“He told me his testimony. He told me his struggles, what he was still going through. He said he’s been delivered, but he’s on a growth journey with Jesus.” Dawson then confirmed that West would be headlining.
According to the conference’s website, West will be performing at the January 18-20 conference in Pigeon Forge, Tennesse. Also performing on those dates is popular worship band, Hillsong Young & Free.
Reportedly, since announcing West’s involvement in January’s event, the conference has sold out.
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Source: Christian Headlines