Carlos Santana sees next career as minister

LOS ANGELES Fri Oct 3, 2008 8:59pm EDT

Carlos Santana performs on the stage during this year's ''Connection'' concert, an admission-free event organised annually by Hungary's telecommunications provider T-Mobile in Budapest, June 28, 2008. REUTERS/Stringer

Carlos Santana performs on the stage during this year's ''Connection'' concert, an admission-free event organised annually by Hungary's telecommunications provider T-Mobile in Budapest, June 28, 2008.

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Carlos Santana is on tour and has an album coming out, but in an interview with Rolling Stone posted online on Friday the rocker said he sees himself one day heading up a church in Hawaii.

Santana also told the magazine about the pain of recently going through a divorce from his wife of 34 years, Deborah.

The 61-year-old rocker described in the interview how his faith has helped him get through low points in his life, and that he would like to start a church in Maui, 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," he said to 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."

Santana started his "Live Your Light" tour on September 6 in Auburn, Washington. The 23-date tour ends on October 12 in Concord, California.

His two-disc album "Multi-Dimensional Warrior," a compilation of Santana songs from his 40-year career, comes out on October 14.

(Reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis: Editing by Jill Serjeant)

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