Rich Wilkerson Jr.: Meet the Miami Hipster Pastor Who Married Kim and Kanye

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When two of the world's biggest fame monsters get hitched you'd think it would be nearly impossible for anyone else at their wedding to get any attention. Yes, this weekend's wedding of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West has a surprise breakout star: the pastor.

Meet Rich Wilkerson Jr., a junior preacher at Miami Garden's Trinity Church. Mostly he's caught the Internet's attention because a fair number of people want to do things to him that would make Jesus shudder. But it's not just his slick haircut and penchant for Kanye-style man "skirts" that's interesting.

See also: Miami Gardens Pastor Will Eat a Cockroach if Enough People Attend Church Tonight

He is an attractive lad.
"Wait, The Pastor That Married Kim And Kanye Is Super Hot," realized Buzzfeed. England's Metro declared him, "basically the hottest man ever." MSN called him, "hottest pastor ever!" Some British site went adorably British and asked, "Blimey! Have you seen how hot the vicar who married Kim and Kanye is?"

There are probably all sorts of people in those comments sections who likely need to get right with the Lord.

Of course, there are other basic facts to know. He's the son, obviously, of Rich Wilkerson Sr., a former TBN televangelist who has turned Miami Garden's Trinity Church into a non-denominational Christian megachurch. Junior is an associate pastor at the church and conducts services for young adults.

He once ate a cockroach to get people to come to service.
The rest of the media may be gagging over Wilkerson because he's sexy, but he first came to New Times' attention in 2013 for more journalistically sound reasons: He promised to eat a cockroach. No, seriously, he's known for promising to pull off stunts to get people to show up to the church's Tuesday night young adult program.

"If [eating] a cockroach will get them in there, then I'm willing to do that," Wilkerson told us in 2013. "I'll do just anything to get people to [have] an opportunity to meet Jesus."

He's also had his head shaved and has been Tasered live on stage.

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utrik
utrik

It'll stretch a mile before it tears an inch.

utrik
utrik

What a Black piece of shit. A 21st Century Bootlick.

Any Black Man who sleeps with the 'TASKMASTER'S"

daughter needs his head examined.

You're a disgrace to Black Men worldwide.

Gabriela Silvestre
Gabriela Silvestre

Erika Lucia Falla yooo look how fine the pastor who married kimye is mmmm yes pls!!! Lol

Mel Bartel
Mel Bartel

Shows me how much I know... Thought the preacher was the black dude... and was wondering why Leonard Decrapio was in the pic...

Ana V Gomez
Ana V Gomez

I have; once or twice with Pedro. He's a cool guy!

Rina DuBón
Rina DuBón

Ana were you aware of this? I'm sure you had been to his services before.... Wow

DRAKEMALLARD.0
DRAKEMALLARD.0 topcommenter

When it comes to bullshit, big-time, major league bullshit, you have to stand in awe of the all-time champion of false promises and exaggerated claims, religion. No contest. No contest. Religion. Religion easily has the greatest bullshit story ever told. Think about it. Religion has actually convinced people that there's an invisible man living in the sky who watches everything you do, every minute of every day. And the invisible man has a special list of ten things he does not want you to do. And if you do any of these ten things, he has a special place, full of fire and smoke and burning and torture and anguish, where he will send you to live and suffer and burn and choke and scream and cry forever and ever 'til the end of time!   But He loves you. He loves you, and He needs money! He always needs money! He's all-powerful, all-perfect, all-knowing, and all-wise, somehow just can't handle money! Religion takes in billions of dollars, they pay no taxes, and they always need a little more. Now, you talk about a good bullshit story. Holy Shit 


george carlin

Alex 'Flatline' Schemel
Alex 'Flatline' Schemel

Amazing pastor. Everybody on here bad mouthing shouldn't even comment. Him and his wife are both amazing when it comes to speaking the Word of God. So bounce with all that negativity

Dave Basora
Dave Basora

I don't give a damn about the pastor or the two assholes he married

Kenia West
Kenia West

Such an attractive pastor. I dont trust.

DRAKEMALLARD.0
DRAKEMALLARD.0 topcommenter


“Straight people do a dammn well good job themselves of ruining the sanctity of marriage! 'gays can't get marry because it ruin the sanctity of marriage but kim kardashian can?'



Why do people here in America make this kind of trash rich & infamous ? All she did was go south get pissed on. America has went down the sewer when thats all it takes to be rich & infamous.Being spoiled and stupid and whorish is supposed to be a bad thing, remember? Parents, if you don't teach your children that people like kim kardashian are supposed to be despised, where are they gonna learn it? You have to be the- [feels something in his stomach]  You have to be the ones to make sure your daughters aren't looking up to the wrong people.she IS a TERRIBLE role model for girls! Sex, greed, shamelessness, immorality, materialism...these are just a few of the things she and her family represent 
 

Only in America can people this stupid be allowed to reach such positions






Alex Sagot
Alex Sagot

Angel Acevedo Haa! Amazing. Love that guy!

John Wilson
John Wilson

What the fuck is a hipster pastor? Someone who tends to believers ironically? A keeper of the faith before it became trendy?

Dan Marino
Dan Marino

Until "insert scandal here" comes out.

Brittny Charity
Brittny Charity

His family runs Trinity Church - I've been to his sermons. That's wild.

zetsubunny
zetsubunny

He's actually a great pastor. Although this article might be a bit exaggerated, it is mostly true. He has a burning and passionate love for God and he's a respectable yet down to earth guy. I've been a member of Trinity for 18 years now and watching him progress from his awkward ministering stage to the powerhouse for God that he has become is amazing. Idk if you are Christian, but it doesn't matter because you should come to Trinity if you're in town, I can almost guarantee a good time.

zetsubunny
zetsubunny

I don't agree with Kim Kardashian and her ways and couldn't fathom the idea of my children idolizing her, but teaching a child to despise someone is also something I would not do. You may disagree with Christianity, religion or whatever, but whose place is it for anyone to judge someone else? You may disagree or disapprove, but scorning and despising, much more, teaching children this? What is that? Yes, ANYONE can ruin the sanctity of marriage, but the Christian faith disapproves of homosexual marriage not because of sanctity but because of God's inability to recognize the union. Just like everything else in life, your free will is what determines whether you follow a straight path or a crooked one. God didn't put anyone here to judge, but mortal opinions are what cause people to distort God's words into something unpleasant like hating people for being in the LGBTQIA spectrum or scorning those who practice things disapproved in the faith. That would be wrong, but just like misinformed or proud people who judge others, there are Christians who do the same. We're all sinners and we're all human. If Kim and Kanye get married and screw up they'll only have God and themselves to answer to. Their business is their own just like your privacy is yours. The more you talk about them the richer you make them. Don't shoot the messenger but hey, your choice.

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