Beyonce now owns her own house of God, specifically a century-old abandoned New Orleans church that cost around $850,000 to buy. Beyonce’s newly-acquired church was built in 1990s, but it hasn’t been operational for quite some time. According to TMZ, the original owners and its prominent members passed away and nobody really took up the responsibilities in their absence. That’s where Beyonce Knowles came in. The musician stepped up and paid the bill for the church, and we wouldn’t be surprised if she would also do some renovations to accommodate its newest chapter.
Though it is unclear how involved the former Destiny Child band member will be in its forthcoming day-to-day operations, especially considering how she predominately lives in L.A, but we imagine Beyonce’s name will draw in a crowd. Some practically consider her a goddess already. Also, Solange Knowles reportedly lives near the church, too. So maybe the Knowles sisters will be helping each other in this newest church-running operation? We’ll have to wait and see. In the meantime, this church isn’t the first time Beyonce has drawn a crowd in the name of God.
In San Francisco earlier this month, Grace Cathedral held a Beyonce Mass, which was reportedly attended by more than 900 people. During the service, there were several Beyonce songs and Destiny’s Child tunes belted out during the sermon.
Reverend Yolanda Norton had the idea to base the mass around the pop icon, explaining: ‘When we talk about womanist biblical interpretation, Beyoncé felt like a natural fit.’
‘If we look at the trajectory of her person and her relationships, we can see so many issues black women face and how it can affect how we interpret the text,’ he said.
Meanwhile, speaking of Destiny’s Child, the singer was recently reacquainted with her old group during a recent performance at Coachella. Queen B’s reunion earned a lot of buzz online, and anyone who even thought about saying anything negative about the performance was immediately shut down. That’s the power of Beyonce’s fanbase, and they will likely fill up every pew in her new church, especially if she’s planning to attend a few sermons in the midst of its revival.