Beyonce’s charitable efforts may have been questioned by the likes of Harry Belafonte, but her longtime pastor Rudy Rasmus sings a completely different tune. According to the Houston church leader, Mrs. Carter has been instrumental in his ministry.
In an interview with local news station KHOU, Rasmus shares that Beyonce dropped $7 million on a housing complex that now provides homes to 42 previously homeless people.
“She’s doing great things, matter of fact, phenomenal things,” Rasmus said in support of the singer. “[She] has a global platform and is doing some amazing work. And I’m glad she’s a friend of mine.”
Rasmus, who also officiated Beyonce and Jay Z’s wedding, dispelled rumors of trouble in paradise between the couple, saying that he gives validity to things “based on conversation with the person.” He also recalled Bey’s pre-stardom days of singing in his church.
“She’s an incredible human being, has an incredible heart, and has been extremely helpful in our mission, in our ministry here,” he said.
Watch Pastor Rudy Rasmus discuss Beyonce below.