Carlos Santana performing in Budapest, 28 June 2008/stringerCarlos Santana wants to become a preacher and open a church in Hawaii. “I’m going to stop playing when I’m 67 and work on what I really want to do, which is to be a minister, like Little Richard,” the 61-year-old Mexican rock guitarist told Rolling Stone.

“I’m not sick of what I do, but I find that God gave me the gift of communication even without my guitar and with the ability to get people unstuck with certain sections of the Bible having to do with guilt, shame, judgment and fear.”

Here’s the Reuters news story and the Rolling Stone interview. He mentions his Catholic upbringing in Mexico but his reflections on God are not exactly something he learned in catechism class.