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Houston's Biggest Rap Stars Help Local Pastor Take the Gospel to the Hood

There are a lot of pastors in Houston. Very, very few of them can rap. And only one of them is releasing an album this week featuring guest verses by Scarface, Bun B, Z-Ro, Paul Wall and Propain.

That would be Vaughaligan Walwyn, a married father of four and the pastor of Legacy Church, a 300-member congregation that meets at the Christian Temple Church on the city's southeast side. Walwyn grew up five minutes away from the place, stopping by on Tuesday nights to play basketball.

As he grew into a young man, however, it wasn't the church that called out to Walwyn. It was the music of the streets.

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Nathan Smith
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