Osteen and Kanye are doing a Q&A during the pastor’s service, which started at noon. Osteen will reportedly ask West about his “journey to his faith” during an anticipated 15 to 20-minute interview, according to Texas Monthly. Osteen’s televised services are viewed by over 7 million people weekly and over 20 million monthly in more than 100 countries.
After Osteen got wind of Yeezy’s religious devotion, the pastor invited Ye to his megachurch in Houston, Texas. Osteen has largely been seen as a controversial figure for some of his beliefs and for-profit approach to religion.
In 2017, Lakewood Church faced criticism after Osteen reportedly didn’t make it available as an emergency shelter for Hurricane Harvey victims. One spokesperson said it was closed due to severe flooding, but Osteen himself claimed the church was never closed. Osteen has also been slammed by many critics for his stance on same-sex marriage, as he has continually said homosexuality is a sin.