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Marvin Sapp Loses Wife to Cancer – 5 Things About the Beloved Gospel Singer

marvin sapp wife diesMarvin Sapp tragically lost his wife MaLinda to colon cancer yesterday.    The Internet has lite up with expressions of condolences and grief for the gospel singer and his family. 

Who is Martin Sapp?  Here are five things about the beloved singer. 

Gospel Musician.  Pastor Marvin Sapp is an established Gospel singer-songwriter.  He began his career with the group Commissioned during the 90s before embarking on his highly-successful solo career.   

Pastor.  Sapp founded the Lighthouse Full Life Church Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  He serves as the senior Pastor of the organization.  . 

Family Man.  He married his childhood friend, MaLinda, who passed away on September 9, 2010.  They were married for 15 years and had three children together - Marvin II, Mikaila, and Madisson.

Record Breaker.  Sapp is the all-time highest charting Gospel artist  in Billboard history.   His hits include: Never Would Have Made It and Here I Am.

Award Winner.  Sapp began his singing career at the age of four.  He credits himself as a man of god who just happens to be blessed with a great singing voice.  That voice has garnered him with many accolades including: Stellar Awards, Gospel Music Excellence Awards, Grammy Nomination, Soul Train Music Nomination, and a Dove Award Nomination.

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