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Gospel Music Star Pastor Marvin Sapp's Wife Malinda Loses Battle with Colon Cancer

By Emma Brady |

marvin sappIt’s a sad day in the gospel music world.   Pastor Marvin Sap has lost his wife of 15-years to colon cancer. 

Malinda Sapp passed away earlier today due to complications from the disease. 

Praise Houston first broke the news writing, ““It’s with our deepest sympathy that we inform you that Pastor Marvin Sapp’s wife MaLinda Sapp has passed on today after battling colon cancer.”

MaLinda had been diagnosed with Stage 4 Colon Cancer in 2009.  Following treatment, she was given a clean bill of health before her cancer recurred earlier this year.  Pastor Sapp had been calling for around-the-clock prayer for his wife from his fans in the gospel community.

The couple have three children – Marvin II, Mikaila, and Madisson. 

MaLinda’s was a limited licensed psychologist, licensed professional counselor and a college professor.  In addition, she supported her husband’s gospel career by serving as manager for Marvin Sapp and was credited as Executive Producer on many of his audio and video recordings.

Marvin Sapp is best known for chart topping Gospel songs “Never Would Have Made It” and “The Best in Me”.

Our deepest condolences go out to the Sapp family.

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86 thoughts on “Gospel Music Star Pastor Marvin Sapp's Wife Malinda Loses Battle with Colon Cancer

  1. Willena says:

    My prayers are with the family

  2. Josie Vasquez says:

    My prayers are with you and the family. God Bless

  3. Robmacmusic says:

    Sorry for your loss brother… Keep your head up…

  4. Veronica says:

    My prayers and condolences goes out to the Sapp Family.

  5. Natasha says:

    May God comfort you..

  6. Linda Huggins says:

    My prayers are with you and your family, absent from the body, present with the Lord. God Bless, and comfort you!!.

  7. HENRIE LOWE says:

    i am deeply saden by this great lost to our community…My Gods grace and love surround this family in there time of need.

  8. Carletta Banks says:

    The Lord is our Shephard I shall not want he make me to laid down in green pasture he leads me beside the still water he restored my soul he lead me in a path of rightousness for his name sake…yea tho I walk through a valley of the shadow of death I shall fear no evil for thy rod in thy staff shall comfort me. Thy prepare a table in the presense of thy emeies thy anoited thy head with oil thy cup runnth over surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

  9. Sigmund and Tina Morriar says:

    Pastor our prayers and condolences are with you today and in days to come. God Bless.

  10. Prophet Terry Diggs & Prophetess Diggs says:

    Pastor Sapp,
    We will keep you in prayer that the Father God through Jesus Christ will give you strength to make it through this time.

  11. Tammy Saffold-CFFC Milwaukee says:

    Pastor Sapp, we are praying for your strength during this difficult time!

  12. Lady Jacqueline Wooten says:

    My prayers are with you and the family. May God strengthen you and the Holy Spirit comfort you.

  13. Tonia Hughes says:

    Praying for you and your family. I can personally relate because I lost my spouse in 2001. Even in this circumstance, God is still GOOD. Sometimes his healing isn’t the way we want it to look. Just know she’s completely made whole now. Glory be to God!

  14. Dionne Williams says:

    I am sorry for your loss. May God bring comfort to you and your family.

  15. Debra Antley says:

    Pastor Marvin Sapp truly the family will be in our prayers, But God is still worthy

  16. Ramona E says:

    I am praying for the Sapp family. I know God will show you strength in this time of need.

  17. Fayette Harris says:

    With deepestsympathy. Remember put God first and the rest shall follow. My prayers are with the family. God Bless

  18. Veronica Long says:

    We are praying for the Sapp Family in the loss of their beautiful, wife, mother and daughter! May the sweet memories that you shared help you to endure during this time! My God will take care of you!

  19. tawanna says:

    Sorry to hear about your families lost, of a beautiful mother and wife. My prayers r with u and your family. The joy of the LORD is your strenght.

  20. Renee Millican says:

    Praying for you and your family. God knows and cares for you.

  21. Priscilla Roy says:

    We are praying for you and your children and all of those that are connected to you and your wife. We Love you so much and being part of the body, “When you hurt I do to” you will find strength because God has you in his hand.

    Love you and the connection.

  22. Rachelle says:

    My prayers for comfort & peace are with the Sapp family during their time of loss. “Earth hath no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal”.

  23. Gala says:

    My heart and prayers go to Pastor Marvin and their children for the lost of their wife and mother. Be comforted in knowing that to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord……….

  24. Shelia Burise says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We’re all just passing through.

  25. Robbie says:

    May God bless and keep the Sapp Family!

  26. FREDIA JOHNSON says:

    My prayers go out to you & your family. GOD will bring you through it all, & give you the strength to carry on. Malinda would love for you to continue your work for the Lord as you have.dont lose your focus he is always with you . Be blessed with much love.

  27. Batoya Clements says:

    GOD IS STILL GOD AND WHEN YOU ONLY SEE ONE SET OF FOOTPRINTS JUST KNOW THAT HE IS CARRYING YOU THROUGH THIS! YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ARE IN MY FAMILY PRAYERS!

  28. Kiki says:

    This is sad news. My prayers are with the family for your strenght and comfort.

  29. Angela says:

    May God provide you and your family strength wisdom through your time of need! I extend my sympahty and blessings!

  30. charity says:

    I’m sorry for your loss my GOD truly be with you and your family at this tough time!

  31. Jenetta says:

    Pastor Marvin Sapp your music has been such an inspiration to me over years. I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your wife. My prayer to God is that he will strengthen you as you go through these difficult times.

  32. Tina Williams says:

    God will never leave you alone; He is with you! Trust Him during this difficult season.

  33. Carol Griffin says:

    I’m sorry about your loss. My God give you and your family strength during this time. God bless.

  34. Charlie and Christine Sanders says:

    We send our condolences and prayers to strengthen you and your family. God be with you.

  35. Geneva B. says:

    Pastor Marvin Sapp, we here at the Kingdom of God Tabernacle here in Louisville, Ky are very sorry for your loss. No one can take the pain away but God and we know that she has wings now. I pray your strength in the Lord and may he keep his hand upon you and your family. God has you in the palm of his hand, Man Of God.

  36. whoozdamama says:

    Pastor Marvin, God will continue to help you make it and may the Holy Spirit comfort your heart. God knows and God cares; He will never leave your side!!!! He will give you a song to heal your heart that will heal MANY hearts!!!

  37. Carol Graham says:

    Mr. Sapp, My deepest love goes out to you and your family in your time of need. My God bless and keep his arms around you and you family at this time in you lives, and I will be sending prayers to heaven for you and your entire family

  38. Geraldine Lee says:

    TO THE FAMILY OF MARVIN SAPP OUR PRAYERS GOES OUT TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY MAY GOD BE THE GLORY.

  39. William O Miller says:

    I feel your pain, I lost my first wife on July2,1977. I will lift you inprayer.

  40. brenda says:

    Pastor Sapp, may our God bring you and you family comfort and may your precious memories bring you so much joy…. Our hearts are with you and your family!

  41. brenda says:

    Pastor Sapp, may our God bring you and you family comfort and may your precious memories bring you so much joy…. Our hearts are with you and your family!

  42. Tiffanie N. says:

    My condolences and prayers goes out to you Pastor Marvin Sapp. May God give you and your family the strength to make it through these trying times. God Bless!

  43. Desiree Arnold says:

    Sending out all of my prayers and condolences to you and your family in your time of sorrow. Love you always!

  44. Victor Milton III says:

    May God Bless Your Soul My Dear Friend.

  45. Willie J Burton Sr, says:

    May God bless you during this time of loss. May he keep his arms around you and your family. May he comfort you during this time. You are in our prayers

  46. Roshonda Woods says:

    May God bless you during this time of sorrow,Your in our prayers,” Never Could Have Made It” with out you R.I.P Ms.Sapp

  47. A. Hughes says:

    May the grace of God and the prayers of the saints sustain Pastor Sapp AND the children during this time of bereavment.

  48. gail murray says:

    God bless u and your family during this trying time. God called one of his servants home to say well done my good and faithful servant

  49. Tee says:

    Pastor Marvin,
    Our Family Sends Our Condolences to you and your Family . We have hope according to 1Thessalonians 4:13-18 We are touched and feel your pain , we have twin daughters that died at birth , His Dad And My Mom are Gone Home to be with the Lord ,Jesus Is A Healer Of Hearts and Is There To Heal Your Heart and Comfort You Just as he has done and is continuing to do for us.
    Praying with You and Mourning with You , Rejoicing with the Heavenly Host Melinda has crossed over from Life to Life.
    Jesus Loves You.
    So Do We.

  50. Sandra Rucker says:

    Mr sapp I’m very sorry for the lost of yours love one MeLinda I lost my father 2003,Mother 2009, Boyfriend 2009.Foe the pass 8mos. the only way I could stop tossing and turning, thinking suicide again is when I listen to your tape while I trying to go to sleep. Never could have made it or The Best. I can feel your pain Mr Sapp I just know one thing you have help me with my pain with your music, Your the best. The lord will help you with what ever you decide to do please don’t stop singing for the lord and me. Bless you and your family. AgainI’m so sorry.

  51. Delinzy Smalls says:

    To the Sapp’s family, please know that God is able to heal your broken hearts he can and will. For he loves us so much. May God bless and keep you and your family

  52. Evangelist Vincent N Burdette, Sr says:

    I Pray that GOD will Comfort you and your Children with the lost. Be Encouraged. Beacause every song that you have ever sang has been a total Blessing to me….

  53. Rev. Matthew Fontana says:

    My mother Rev. Karolyn Andrews and myself send our condolences to Pastor Sapp and the family. “Cast all your cares on Christ for He cares for you.”

  54. Desiree Burroughs says:

    Pastor Sapp and Family I’m deeply sorry to hear about the loss of Your Wife. She is at home with the Lord know and She is looking down on you and your children smiling because she does not have to suffer anymore. My Prayers are with You and Your family and Thank You for being such an inspiration in my Life with Your Annointed Songs……May God Bless Yall

  55. Min.Foskey says:

    Pastor Sapp:2Cor.5:1For we know that if our earthly house…were dissolved,we have a building of God..vs8..I say and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord;take comfort in the word of the Lord,and even though you and your children will miss Wife and Mom she is in a far better place where we will hope to be….Peace

  56. Deborah Sanders says:

    Pastor Sapp, I am deeply sorry to hear about your wife’s passing. I know that you have lost someone so dear to you, and that this is
    another difficult time in your life, but please know that the number of people that are praying for you and your entire family’s strength and peace are people that you have touched through your ministry of music, including me. You have inspired us when we were going through a storm, and wanted to give up; and we are sending our condolence to you as a token of love. I speak for myself and others when I say thank you for the gift God gave you.

  57. Bishop and Mrs. T. A. Body says:

    Pastor Sapp, it is with great sadness that my wife and I send our condolences regarding the recent passing of your wife. But to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. And having said that, we will continue to pray for you and your entire family, for the lost of a loved one is one of the most difficult things we must endure. Know that we are in Atlanta calling out your name and praying for your strength. May the peace of God cover you.

  58. Diane Lee says:

    To Pastor Sapp, I would like to express my love and blessing to you and your family. God will protect you and the kids and may you all keep lifting your heads up to the sky and You all will be blessed even more in life. Mrs. Sapp is gone to a better place now. God Bless You All and I love you all.

  59. TASHA EDWARDS says:

    REMEMBER ST.JOHN 14:2 LET NOT YOUR HEART BE TROUBLED:YOU BELIEVE IN GOD, BELIEVE ALSO IN ME.IN MY FATHERS HOUSE ARE MANY MANSIONS……. WE ARE PRAYING FOR YOUR FAMILY THAT GOD RESTORE YOU FULLY

  60. Zion Smith says:

    My prayers have and will continue to be with you. May The Lord give you comfort and peace during your time of sorrow. I know it is easier said than done but The Holy Ghost is our Comforter. Trust in The Lord with all thine heart. Being saved makes all the difference in the world. Allow The Anointing of God to have it’s way during this difficult time. Bless you and yours.

  61. Carolyn Kimble says:

    There’s an open gate at the end of the road, Through which each must pass alone. And thee in light we cannot see, Our Father claims His own. Pastor Sapp & Family – May the God of all comfort be with you during this time of bereavement.

  62. Dionicha Jenkins says:

    Sorry for your loss may God Bless and Keep you and your family.

  63. T. riggs says:

    Just keep holding on to Gods unchanging hand, he will………

  64. D. Anderson says:

    God be with you!

  65. Karon C> says:

    Rev Sapp. My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family and I pray that God gives you the strenght to face tomorrow. May God continue to bless you and your family. Love always!

  66. Carmernetta Hall-McBean says:

    Pastor Sapp may God comfort you & your family during the time of your loss. Our Prayers are with you all. Continue to pray & lift your eyes up to the hills from which all of our help comes from

  67. Carlos P Pearson says:

    Pastor Sapp I am so sorry for the lost of your wifeBut remeber that she will not have to suffer but rejoice she is with the father now

  68. april chapman says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Your family are in my prayers stay strong. Mrs. Sapp is walking around heaven right now stay bless

  69. Sasha McCraw says:

    I am so sorry about your loss Pastor Sapp! My condolences go out to you and your family. I will keep your family in my prayers.

  70. Renae Hall says:

    My prayers go out to you and your family Pastor Marvin Sapp, keep your head to the sky God makes no mistakes.

  71. Renae Hall says:

    My prayers go out to you and your family Pastor Malvin Sapp, remember God makes no mistakes and keep your head to the sky, God is a present help in times like these. Be encouraged He will give you the strength to get through this. God bless you

  72. April Shaviers says:

    My prayers go out to you an your family.I’m sorry for your lost may God cont’d to keep you an bless you an your family.

  73. Willie Henderson says:

    Pastor Sapp, may the Peace of God, that passes all understanding be with you and your family throughout this time. God is still In Charge! God Bless you All.

  74. Louise Robinson says:

    To Pastor Sapp and Family: In Jesus Name – God’s grace will be sufficient through the healing process. We Love You!

  75. shann says:

    remember god takes the best i am so sorry for your lost you all are in my prayers may god bless you

  76. KIM KING says:

    REV SAPP REMEBER 2 COR MY GRACE IS SUFFICIENT FOR YOU,for my power is made perfect in weakness.

  77. MRS THERAMENE says:

    PASTOR MARVIN SAPP & FAMILY I PRAY THAT GOD BE WITH YOU AND YOUR IN THE TIME OF SORROW AND HEAL YOUR BROKEN HEART.

  78. Randy & Audrey Neely says:

    Pastor Sapp my husband and I are praying for you and your children and the entire family, may the peace of GOD keep you and the family at this difficult time in your life, earth has no sorrow that heaven can not heal

  79. emanuel says:

    pray is out for you pastor

  80. Minnie Foreman says:

    God will be with you until your storm has passed , Love to you and your family

  81. Cassandra Jackson (shordy) says:

    May God keep you and your family through this storm.

  82. JAN says:

    WE HAVE LOST A GREAT ANGLE BUT SHE WILL RETURN BACK TO HEAVEN & LOOK UPON HER FAMIELY ALONG WITH GOD WITH A GREAT BIG SMILE!! & WATCH OVER HER LOVE ONES. PASTER SAPP UR-WIFE IS IN GOD HANDS NOW & HE HAS HIS GREAT BIG ARMS AROUND YOU & UR-CHILDREN. PASTER SAPP. I’M SO SORRY REGUARDING UR-LOST MY PRAYERS GO ALL THE WAY OUT FOR YOU & UR-FAMIELY.PASTER SAPP. CONTUINE TO HOLD ON REAL STRONG TO GOD & DON’T LET GO! CAUSE GOD IS NOT THROUGH WITH YOU YET”"GOD BLESS YOU PASTER SAPP. & YOUR FAMIELY PRAISE GOD FOREVER MORE AMEN!!! AMEN! GOD LOVES YOU SO,SO,SO, MUCH…IN JESUS NAME!!! THANK GOD FOR THE BLOOD OF JESUS! THE BLOOD, THE BLOOD!!!UMMMMM!YES THE BLOOD OF JESUS COVER THE SAPP. FAM. WITH UR-BLOOD THANK YOU JESUS!!! THANK YOU JESUS!!! MY GOD,MY GOD! COVER,COVER,COVER WITH YOUR BLOOD! YES LORD! YES LORD! WE ALL LOVE YOU PASTER SAPP. AND THE KING OF KING THAT SIT’S UP ON MOST HIGH LOVE YOU THE MOST”"” JESUS,JESUS,JESUS PRAISE GOD!

  83. Evang.Glenda Pate says:

    My heart goes out to Pastor Sapp and his children. Because I was thinking about when he lost his father that was a hard thing. now I know that this is even harder. One thing I do know is that the God that (He) Pastor Sapp sing about is there holding him up and is not going to let him go. Love you and our prayer are with you and your family.

  84. Brenda D. Smith says:

    Pastor Sapp. I am living in Texas, after living in New Orleans, La. all of my life. While living in New Orleans, La. I saw you preach and sing in Pastor Blake’s church the son of Pastor Blake, “What an Experience! You are ANNOINTED BY GOD to preach and sing. I’d like to express my deepest sympathy to you and your family for the loss of your wife. In New Orleans we sang most of your songs in THE PRAISE TEAM, ” I Believe”, and what a SONG” NEVER WOULD HAVE MADE IT”, NON of us would have made it, without THE LORD, What you done for MILLIONS, GOD WILL DO FOR YOU, YOU HAVE BEEN AN INSPIRATION, TO MILLIONS. May GOD FOREVER BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY, I LOVE YOUR MUSIC. MAY YOU CONTINUE TO BE AN INSPIRATION TO ALL THE GOSPEL FANS. YOU ARE TRUELY AN ANNOINTED MAN OF GOD!!!!! WHAT A BLESSED MARRIAGE YOU HAD!!! MAY GOD WATCH OVER YOU AND YOUR FAMILY, ALWAYS!!!!

  85. Ronald Ross says:

    Keep your head up Pastor Marvin, prayer is the key and I will continue to pray for you and your family.

  86. shwonda simms says:

    When god takes something away. He puts something else in it’s place. So look to the hills which cometh your help and you’ll see the lord.

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