The evening at Lakewood Church started with the choir performing and Osteen speaking of his journey in life as a minister. Then, Kanye took the stage.
“He saved a wretch like me,” West sang off-key with his choir from the song, “Selah,” from his latest album.
He then rapped, reading his lyrics off a smartphone he held in his hand.
West has been vocal in recent months about his conversion to Christianity and how God has been guiding him. Sunday’s concert was open to fans of all faiths.
Tickets for the free concert were distributed through Ticketmaster and sold out within minutes Saturday, though some people were known to be reselling them for hundreds of dollars.
Earlier in the evening, the choir sang medleys of pop and Christian songs. Then, speaking to the crowd, Osteen opened up about the sudden death of his father, the church’s founding pastor, in 1999.
He said his darkest days launched his brightest time in life. “You got to keep moving forward.”
Osteen added: “You are anointed at being you. … Walk in your own shoes.”