Known for his gospel music, Marvin Sapp is an American musician and producer. He is the founder of the Lighthouse Full Life Center Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He was born on January 28, 1967 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA. His mother was Malinda Sapp, who was an administrative pastor of the Lighthouse Full Life Center Church. She passed away on September 9, 2010 from complications of colon cancer.
Marvin Sapp has been active in the music industry for decades. He is a three-time Dove Award winner. He is a composer, musician, songwriter, and record producer. He is also the senior pastor of the The Chosen Vessel Church in Fort Worth, Texas. He has released nine albums. His most successful album is the Gold album, which has sold over 712,000 copies. He has also won all seven Gospel Stellar Awards.
Marvin Sapp has been married to MaLinda Sapp. She passed away on September 9, 2010. Marvin and MaLinda had three children. MaLinda Sapp was an administrative pastor at the Lighthouse Full Life Center Church, and she passed away from complications of colon cancer. Marvin has been raising his children as a single father. He has not remarried since 2010. In a 2017 interview, Marvin Sapp said that he would like to remarry. He also discussed his beliefs.
Marvin Sapp joined the gospel band Commissioned in 1991. The band released three albums over the years. After leaving the group, Marvin Sapp went on to begin a solo career. The album “Number 7” was his debut album. The album did not enter the Billboard chart. However, his third album was published in 1996 as “Irreplaceable Love”. The album reached a high position in the Billboard Gospel Top 10.
Marvin Sapp started using marijuana at age 16. He later started using pills at age 16. He was also addicted to substances. His first album did not enter the Billboard chart. He later dropped out of Aenon Bible College. His second album was produced by Fred Hammond. The album “Thirsty” was also produced by Marvin Sapp. It was the album that reached the top position on the Billboard Gospel Top 10. In 2007, Marvin Sapp released his seventh album titled “Thirsty”. It also became the album with the highest number of copies sold. He has also won two BET Awards. He has been awarded an honorary doctorate degree from the Aenon Bible College and the Friends International Christian University.
Marvin Sapp is currently working on a new label. He has been interviewed by the Rolling Out and has discussed his family, beliefs, and future aspirations. In 2022, a biopic about his life will be released on TV One. In addition to his music, Marvin Sapp is an award-winning pastor. He founded the Lighthouse Full Life Center Church with MaLinda Sapp. He has also been honored with many honorary doctorates.
Marvin Sapp is an American singer, composer, musician, songwriter, and record producer. He is best known for his contemporary worship music.