World Renown Gospel Singer and Pastor Marvin Sapp is coming to Grambling on Thursday, March 7. Pastor will make an appearance at Lewis Temple CME Church.
Sapp will be preaching for Lewis Temple’s 135th Anniversary Special Worship Service. This event is for all the community of Grambling, and surrounding areas.
Not a singer that happens to preach but a Preacher called by God who is gifted to sing.Singing since age four he has shared the stage with many gospel notables and his gift is celebrated across musical genres.
He has enjoyed a decorated music ministry receiving Stellar Awards, Gospel Music Excellence Award as well as Grammy, Soul Train Music and Dove Award Nominations.
The title Here I Am for the gospel star’s eighth and latest album is more than a little ironic when one considers that “Never Would Have Made It” from his 2007 release Thirsty has been among the most ubiquitous gospel songs of the last three years – let alone all time.
According to Billboard, Sapp new single “Best In Me” has already matched the 2008 peak of his seminal “Never Would Have Made It.” The song – which has people talking and tweeting around the globe – jumps from #78 to #14 on the Hot R& B/Hot Songs Chart, which Billboard says is the largest position jump by a gospel track since the chart began using Nielsen SoundScan data 18 years ago and is the largest jump in four years among all genres.
The mega-selling “Never Would Have Made It” held down the #1 slot at Gospel radio for almost a full year; topped the Urban AC chart (the first to do so since Yolanda Adams’ “Open My Heart”); was a top selling ringtone and ring back, and propelled Thirsty to the top of the gospel charts for 27 weeks.
He has also been honored in his hometown of Grand Rapids Michigan. Recognized for his professional and philanthropic efforts, he has received the city’s highest African American honor, a Giants Award, as well as the Frederick Douglas award from the National Association of Negro and Professional Women’s Club.