Music is the toughest gig to get. My suggestion is to "market" himself as a soloist with 'soundtrax' and visit local or regional churches and accept whatever offerings he may get. Selling cd's only works if you have something to sell. Everyone says to do this, not realizing that most artists lose a ton of money every year doing it. Stop buying recording equipment and buy PERFORMING equipment (a good portable sound system, digital music source, microphone).
If he is bent on making a recording, make a 4-5 song cd he can sell for about five bucks. People will buy those all day. Don't fill a cd with 'throw-away songs'. Many artists have about one good song, and 9 mediocre ones and have to charge 15-20 dollars.
Network a bunch of churches and give the pastors as references. (I sang at the Gospel Warehouse, and pastor Bob recommended I call you...)
Try this and be blessed
I agree with what several others have said; I'd look into writing and selling an ebook. It can be created in a relatively short amount of time if you already know your topic fairly well, and it doesn't cost you money to produce and market. You can put up multiple ebooks on your site, make them available for sale, and relax a bit while money comes in from folks as they discover them.
The best post I've read on basic ebook creation is this one by ProBlogger Ali Hale (though she gives hers away for free, you wouldn't have to, obviously.)
Here's her advice, and it's spot-on: