On Sunday, the rapper-turned-gospel artist will host an 11 a.m. Christian worship service at the FPL Solar Amphitheater, which seats 7,500.
The Super Bowl-day event comes on the heels of a one-and-a-half-hour service in December in which West joined longtime friend and pastor Rich Wilkerson, Jr. in front of a packed audience — including hundreds of thousands of followers online.
“He’s been a faithful friend who has encouraged me, who’s believed in me, seen things in me that I didn’t see in myself,” Wilkerson, who officiated Kim Kardashian and Kanye’s wedding, said.
“I know in this new season you’re in, there’s sometimes a whole lot of criticism,” the VOUS church pastor added. “I hope you know that all the people here at VOUS church, we love you; we’re praying for you…I believe God is lifting you up for such a time as this.”
“Kobe, We love you brother,” he wrote in a tribute on Twitter. “We’re praying for your family and appreciate the life you’ve lived and all the inspiration you gave.”
The Sunday Service Choir released its first album, “Jesus Is Born,” on Christmas Day.