Tyler Perry Holds 'Gospel' Christening for His Son With Oprah Winfrey, Yolanda Adams at His Private Backyard Church

( [email protected] ) Feb 17, 2015 10:55 AM EST
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Oprah Winfrey is the Godparent of Tyler Perry's son Aman. (Facebook/Tyler Perry)

Hollywood actor Tyler Perry and his partner, Gelila Bekele, had their 3-month-old son christened on Sunday in an elaborate event attended by various celebrities and Gospel singers.

In a Facebook post on Monday, the 45-year-old "Madea" actor shared photos from his son, Aman Tyler Bekele-Perry's christening, which was held in the backyard of his Beverly Hills home.

The event was attended by the couple's friends and family as well as Gospel singer and pastor Smokie Norful, who led the christening. Other attendees included Gospel singer Yolanda Adams, VaShawn Mitchell, and R&B artist Jennifer Hudson. Media mogul Oprah Winfrey was named as one baby Aman's godmothers along with actress Cicely Tyson and Oliver Ripley.

"These pictures are from our son's christening yesterday. Christening him in the Gospel," Perry captioned alongside the beautiful photos.

Christening of Tyler Perry's Son
The program for the christening of Aman Tyler Bekele-Perry. (Facebook/Tyler Perry)

Another photo revealed an empty church, which Perry explained was built in his backyard in honor of his late mother.

"I had this church built in my backyard. It's almost a direct replica of the one my mother grew up in. It was in her honor. I know she was with us in spirit. Thank you to all our family and friends for joining us," he wrote.

Tyler Perry's Backyard Church
(Facebook/Tyler Perry)
Tyler Perry's backyard church
Tyler Perry's backyard church modeled after the hometown church of his late mother. (Facebook/Tyler Perry)

Last month, Perry thanked God following the birth of his baby boy alongside a photo of his stunning nursery.

"I have traveled the world trying to find the peace that I have when I'm holding my sleeping son in my arms. God thank you! Amen for Aman. He's beautiful!!" he shared.

Perry, who often discusses his Christian values, explained prior to his son's birth that he was looking forward to doting on the child, whom he believes "God has allowed" to come into his life.

"You know, the greatest gift that I'm being given right now is the opportunity to give the little boy in me everything I never had. So that's what I'm so excited about. This beautiful human being that God has allowed to come into my life, for me to get to know, because they come in their own personalities and who they are, and just shepherd and usher him into whatever the child is supposed to be is what, I'm gonna do," he told Extra.

In the interview, the "Gone Girl" actor also shared his plans to slow down his work load in a bid to focus on fatherhood as he plans to be a hands-on father.

"I already have. I slowed down on film for a while and I'm just working on television, which allows me time to be home and slow things down, which is very important right now," he said.

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Tyler Perry and his girlfriend, Gelila Bekele, welcomed their son, Aman, in November. (Getty Images)
Tyler Perry's Son Christening
Yolanda Adams, Oprah Winfrey, and Jennifer Hudson attend the christening of Tyler Perry's son. (The Young, Black, and Fabulous)