On Friday, September 27th, Kanye West brought his Sunday Service Experience to the wonderful people of Detroit as people are awaiting his majorly-anticipated album ‘Jesus Is King.’ We heard crowd favorites like “Father Stretch My Hands” and “UltraLight Beams”, and also heard a really interesting reworking of Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car.” We even got Kanye to chop some samples live.
For the most part, this Sunday Service was what you would expect. All throughout the performance Choir Director, Jason White reminded the crowd and live stream viewers that we are here on assignment by God and that there is only one star of the night, that star being Jesus Christ.
Being a Michigander, this Sunday Service was super special to me. I was able to see people “Boss Up” on stage while praising the Lord (Bossing Up is an iconic Detroit dance created by Blade Icewood), and hearing a Clark Sister Tribute to bring the event to a close, but there was something different about this Sunday Service.
What’s dope about this is that the crowd was filled with believers and non-believers. To be honest, a lot of these folks were just Kanye stans who didn’t really know what they signed up for. I could tell by how many didn’t know the words to all these classic gospel jams. These people probably would have never stepped foot in a church but the Church came to their turf this time.