Kanye West designs book cover for pastor Rich Wilkerson, Jr
Kanye West designed the cover of the next book by pastor Rich Wilkerson, Jr. of Trinity Church in Miami, where Christian hip-hop artist Marty of Social Club attends and Cheno Lyfe also pastors.
“I know Kanye as my friend; we talk about Jesus,” Wilkerson told People. “And that’s the whole point: God doesn’t care about scandals; he cares about people. So it makes sense for Kanye to design the book cover. It makes a statement.”
Wilkerson’s book will be titled Sandcastle Kings.
“It uses a passage in Luke to talk about faith and Jesus,” he said, “and how there are things — self, others, religion and the world — that can get in the way of your faith.”
Wilkerson was the pastor who married Kanye and Kim Kardashian last year.
Kanye is a really good friend,” Wilkerson told People. “We chat every week about different things: clothes, design, music, architecture, Jesus. He’s an amazing artist and designer, and with my first book coming out, I thought it would be fun for him to design the cover … I asked him if he wanted to do it, and he was all about it. He was really enthusiastic.”