Carlos Santana, the award winning guitarist, says he wanted to become a church minsiter when he retires from music.

Santana, 61, told Rolling Stone magazine he would eventually like to start a church in Maui, Hawaii.

He also described how his faith has helped him get through the difficult times in his life.

"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.

The musician is currently in the middle of his Live Your Light tour which ends on 12 October in Concord, California.

But despite his continued musical success, Santana said he wanted to move on.

"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," he said.

04/10/2008 19:36:37