Marvin Sapp

Marvin Sapp is an American gospel singer, songwriter, and pastor, born on January 28, 1967, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He gained prominence as a member of the gospel group Commissioned before launching a successful solo career.Marvin Sapp joined the gospel group Commissioned in 1990, replacing Keith Staten as the lead singer. With Sapp as their lead vocalist, Commissioned released several albums, including “Number 7” (1996) and “Time & Seasons” (1999). Sapp’s powerful voice and dynamic stage presence helped elevate Commissioned to new heights of success in the gospel music industry.In 1996, Marvin Sapp released his debut solo album, “Marvin Sapp,” followed by “Grace & Mercy” (1997). However, it was his third solo album, “Thirsty” (2007), that catapulted him to solo stardom. The album featured the hit single “Never Would Have Made It,” which became a crossover success, topping both gospel and R&B charts and becoming one of the longest-running No. 1 gospel singles in history.Following the success of “Thirsty,” Marvin Sapp continued to release chart-topping albums, including “Here I Am” (2010), “I Win” (2012), and “You Shall Live” (2015). His albums have received critical acclaim and numerous awards, including multiple Stellar Awards and Dove Awards.


In addition to his music career, Marvin Sapp is also a pastor. He founded Lighthouse Full Life Center Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he serves as senior pastor. Sapp’s ministry and music are deeply intertwined, as he often incorporates messages of faith, hope, and inspiration into his songs and sermons.Marvin Sapp is regarded as one of the most influential figures in contemporary gospel music. His powerful vocals, heartfelt lyrics, and unwavering commitment to spreading the message of faith have endeared him to audiences around the world. He continues to inspire and uplift listeners with his music and ministry.Overall, Marvin Sapp’s contributions to gospel music and ministry have left a lasting impact, and he remains a beloved figure in both the gospel music industry and the Christian community.

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