Bishop Marvin Louis Sapp (born January 28, 1967) is an American Gospel music singer-songwriter who recorded with the group Commissioned during the 1990s before beginning a record-breaking solo career. Sapp is also the founder and senior pastor of Lighthouse Full Life Center Church, located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He recorded Perfect Peace in 1995.

Early life and education


Sapp was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and began singing in church at age four. He spent his teenage years singing with a number of Gospel groups and ensembles. He was a student at the unaccredited Aenon Bible College in Indianapolis, Indiana. He dropped out of Aenon after being invited by Gospel singer Fred Hammond to sing with Commissioned in 1991 after Keith Staten left. Sapp appears on the group's albums Number 7, Matters of the Heart, and Irreplaceable Love. Sapp left in 1996 and was replaced by Marcus R. Cole.

Solo career


In 1996, Sapp decided to establish himself as a contemporary gospel solo artist and has recorded seven albums. Sapp first achieved crossover fame with the release of "Never Would Have Made It" from the album Thirsty in 2007. It peaked at No. 14 on the U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, No. 82 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, and also at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Gospel Songs chart. Thirsty debuted at No. 28 on the U.S. Billboard 200, No. 4 on the U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, and also No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Top Gospel Albums. It has been certified gold by the RIAA due to the album selling over 500,000 copies, making it Sapp's best selling album of his solo career, and has so far sold over 712,000 copies. In 2009, Sapp won all seven Gospel Stellar Awards that he was nominated for.
Sapp recorded Thirsty 's follow-up album, Here I Am, on October 16, 2009 at Resurrection Life Church in Wyoming, Michigan and released it on March 16, 2010. With its release, Sapp became the all-time highest charting gospel artist in Billboard's 54-year history of tracking album sales. By selling approximately 76,000 copies of Here I Am its first week out, the album debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart, making Here I Am the highest charting album ever by a gospel artist. Here I Am's lead single, "The Best in Me," which was co-written by the album's producer, Aaron Lindsey (Israel Houghton), peaked at No. 14 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, No. 1 on Billboard's Gospel Songs chart and reached No. 20 (with a bullet) on Billboard's Urban AC chart. On January 15, 2011, Marvin Sapp topped the list of winners during the 26th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards

Personal life


Sapp is the widower of MaLinda Sapp, who served as the Administrative Pastor at his Lighthouse Full Life Center Church. MaLinda died September 9, 2010, from complications of colon cancer. They have three children, Marvin II, Mikaila, and Madisson. On March 21, 2009, Sapp was initiated into the Grand Rapids Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity. Sapp has been awarded honorary doctorate degrees from two non-accredited institutions, a Doctor of Divinity Degree from Aenon Bible College and the Doctor of Ministry Degree from Friends International Christian University.

Discography

Perfect Peace 1995

Solo music awards


BET Awards


GMA Dove Awards


References


External links


Official Website
Fusemix.com | MARVIN SAPP BRINGS HOME TOP HONORS AT 26th ANNUAL STELLAR GOSPEL MUSIC AWARDS

Hallelujah Hallelujah - Marvin Sapp

All in Your Name All in Your Name - Marvin Sapp

I Believe I Believe - Marvin Sapp

Grace and Mercy Grace and Mercy - Marvin Sapp

Be It Unto Me Be It Unto Me - Marvin Sapp

All About You All About You - Marvin Sapp

Won't Let Go Won't Let Go - Marvin Sapp

I Win I Win - Marvin Sapp

Follow Me Follow Me - Marvin Sapp

In The Garden In The Garden - Marvin Sapp

Not the Time, Not the Place Not the Time, Not the Place - Marvin Sapp

Thirsty Thirsty - Marvin Sapp

Praise You Forever Praise You Forever - Marvin Sapp

Never Would Have Made it Never Would Have Made it - Marvin Sapp

Wait Wait - Marvin Sapp

None Like You Medley None Like You Medley - Marvin Sapp

Safe In You Safe In You - Marvin Sapp

We Worship You Today We Worship You Today - Marvin Sapp

Not Now Doesn't Mean Never Not Now Doesn't Mean Never - Marvin Sapp

I Came I Came - Marvin Sapp

Your Love Wins Your Love Wins - Marvin Sapp

Nothing Else Matters Nothing Else Matters - Marvin Sapp

Over and Over Again Over and Over Again - Marvin Sapp

Beloved Beloved - Marvin Sapp

I Love To Praise Him I Love To Praise Him - Marvin Sapp

Lord Send Your Anointing Lord Send Your Anointing - Marvin Sapp

Worship Medley Worship Medley - Marvin Sapp

Close To You Close To You - Marvin Sapp

Keep Holding On Keep Holding On - Marvin Sapp

In His Presence In His Presence - Marvin Sapp

Here I Am Here I Am - Marvin Sapp

 Miracle Miracle - Marvin Sapp

Deeper Deeper - Marvin Sapp

Thank You For It All Thank You For It All - Marvin Sapp

Standing On The Rock Standing On The Rock - Marvin Sapp

Thank You for The Cross Thank You for The Cross - Marvin Sapp

Glory to the Lamb Glory to the Lamb - Marvin Sapp

Don't Count Me Out Don't Count Me Out - Marvin Sapp

The Best In Me The Best In Me - Marvin Sapp

Live Live - Marvin Sapp

Kind God Kind God - Marvin Sapp

Praise Him in Advance Praise Him in Advance - Marvin Sapp

More And More More And More - Marvin Sapp

Yes You Can Yes You Can - Marvin Sapp

He Is Here He Is Here - Marvin Sapp

For the Rest of My Life For the Rest of My Life - Marvin Sapp

Face To Face Face To Face - Marvin Sapp

Unrestricted Praise Unrestricted Praise - Marvin Sapp

Honor and Glory Honor and Glory - Marvin Sapp

Carried Me Carried Me - Marvin Sapp

Live The Life Live The Life - Marvin Sapp

Never Never - Marvin Sapp

Greater Greater - Marvin Sapp

Rivers Flow Rivers Flow - Marvin Sapp

Do You Know Him? Do You Know Him? - Marvin Sapp

Undefeated Undefeated - Marvin Sapp

Everything That I Am Everything That I Am - Marvin Sapp

Listen Listen - Marvin Sapp

You Are God Alone You Are God Alone - Marvin Sapp

He Won't Fail He Won't Fail - Marvin Sapp

Come And Dine Come And Dine - Marvin Sapp

I Belong To You I Belong To You - Marvin Sapp

Worshipper in Me Worshipper in Me - Marvin Sapp

Reign Jesus Reign Reign Jesus Reign - Marvin Sapp

Stay Prayed Up Stay Prayed Up - Marvin Sapp

Praise Him In Advance (Intro) Praise Him In Advance (Intro) - Marvin Sapp

God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman - Marvin Sapp

Glory Glory - Marvin Sapp

Lift Those Hands Lift Those Hands - Marvin Sapp

Give Thanks Give Thanks - Marvin Sapp

One Thing One Thing - Marvin Sapp

Close Close - Marvin Sapp

You and Me Together You and Me Together - Marvin Sapp

Whosoever Will Whosoever Will - Marvin Sapp

Comfort Zone Comfort Zone - Marvin Sapp

More Than a Conqueror More Than a Conqueror - Marvin Sapp

Shout Unto God Shout Unto God - Marvin Sapp

Old Rugged Cross Old Rugged Cross - Marvin Sapp

Hymns Medley Hymns Medley - Marvin Sapp

Unworthy Unworthy - Marvin Sapp

 You Shall Live You Shall Live - Marvin Sapp

Magnify Magnify - Marvin Sapp

Faithful Faithful - Marvin Sapp

Praise Your Way Through Praise Your Way Through - Marvin Sapp

Yet I Yet I - Marvin Sapp

New Thing New Thing - Marvin Sapp

Holy Holy - Marvin Sapp

Perfect Peace Perfect Peace - Marvin Sapp

Power Power - Marvin Sapp

He Has His Hands On You He Has His Hands On You - Marvin Sapp

Keep It Movin' Keep It Movin' - Marvin Sapp

Be Exalted Be Exalted - Marvin Sapp

The Hymns Medley The Hymns Medley - Marvin Sapp

Sweeter As the Days Go By Sweeter As the Days Go By - Marvin Sapp

Above All Above All - Marvin Sapp

 Place of Worship Place of Worship - Marvin Sapp

You Brought Me You Brought Me - Marvin Sapp

Holy Spirit Overflow Holy Spirit Overflow - Marvin Sapp

Teach My Hands To War Teach My Hands To War - Marvin Sapp

My Testimony My Testimony - Marvin Sapp

Do Your Dance Do Your Dance - Marvin Sapp

Possess The Land Possess The Land - Marvin Sapp

 Fresh Wind Fresh Wind - Marvin Sapp

What Child Is This? What Child Is This? - Marvin Sapp

Teach My Hands To War (Introduction) Teach My Hands To War (Introduction) - Marvin Sapp

Medley: Not The Time Not The Place / Wait On Jesus Medley: Not The Time Not The Place / Wait On Jesus - Marvin Sapp

Where You Lead Me Where You Lead Me - Marvin Sapp

Home For Christmas Home For Christmas - Marvin Sapp

Do You Know Him? (Tommygunn 1965 Mix) Do You Know Him? (Tommygunn 1965 Mix) - Marvin Sapp

You Reign You Reign - Marvin Sapp

Relax Relax - Marvin Sapp

Serve The Lord Serve The Lord - Marvin Sapp

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen - Marvin Sapp

Medley: Grace And Mercy (25th Anniversary Remix) Medley: Grace And Mercy (25th Anniversary Remix) - Marvin Sapp

All In Your Hands All In Your Hands - Marvin Sapp

Rearrange Rearrange - Marvin Sapp

Don't Be Afraid Don't Be Afraid - Marvin Sapp

You Kept Me You Kept Me - Marvin Sapp

Do You Know Him? (Trendsetters Mix) Do You Know Him? (Trendsetters Mix) - Marvin Sapp

Worship Medley: I Worship You / Almighty God... Worship Medley: I Worship You / Almighty God... - Marvin Sapp

Guarantee Guarantee - Marvin Sapp

Your Way Is Better Your Way Is Better - Marvin Sapp

Chosen Vessel Chosen Vessel - Marvin Sapp

Do you know of other songs by Marvin Sapp?
Submit or request song Submit Song All Artists List

Albums & Songs

  • Your Way Is Better
  • Relax
  • Serve the Lord (Intro)
  • Serve the Lord
  • All in Your Hands
  • Rearrange
  • You Kept Me
  • Guarantee
  • Where You Lead Me
  • Medley: Not the Time Not the Place / Wait on Jesus
  • Medley: Grace and Mercy
  • I Believe
  • Standing on the Rock
  • Live the Life
  • Yet I
  • All About You
  • Praises
  • Unworthy
  • Help Us
  • Follow Me
  • Come and Dine
  • None Like You Medley
  • I Love to Praise Him
  • Not Now Doesn't Mean Never
  • Thank You For It All (Lyric Video)
  • Thank You for It All
  • Intro - The Journey
  • Praise Everyday
  • Great and Mighty
  • Undefeated
  • You Reign
  • Don't Be Afraid
  • Psalm 23
  • Hymns Medley
  • New Thing
  • Great I Am
  • Say Yeah
  • Chosen Vessel
  • Thank You for It All
  • Thank You for It All (Lyric Video)
  • Safe in You
  • He Is
  • Listen
  • You and Me Together (feat. Erica Campbell & Izze Williams)
  • Kind God
  • Face to Face
  • Carried Me
  • All in Your Name
  • Close
  • Light the Way
  • Greater
  • Honor and Glory
  • Count On You
  • Live
  • Beloved
  • Yes You Can
  • Old Rugged Cross
  • Thank You for the Cross
  • Holy Spirit Overflow
  • Your Love Wins
  • Praise Your Way Through
  • Feels Real Good
  • Christmas Card
  • Home for Christmas (feat. Joe)
  • God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman
  • What Child Is This? (feat. Commissioned)
  • Joseph's Song
  • Honor the King (feat. Commissioned)
  • Dance (Christmas Step)
  • Love at Christmas
  • Holy
  • MaKaila's Shout Out
  • Thank You (feat. Sapp Kids)
  • Don't Get It Twisted
  • I Win
  • Teach My Hands to War (Introduction)
  • Teach My Hands to War
  • I Belong tTo You
  • Never
  • I Win
  • Glory
  • The Hymns Medley
  • Deeper
  • My Testimony
  • Do Me Like You
  • Keep It Movin'
  • No Quit
  • More Than Ever
  • Leaning
  • I Win
  • Standing On the Rock
  • Perfect Peace
  • I Believe
  • He Has His Hands On You
  • Possess the Land
  • Never Would Have Made It
  • Praise Him in Advance
  • The Best in Me
  • Here I Am
  • You Are God Alone (Radio Edit)
  • Thirsty
  • Magnify
  • Teach My Hands to War (Introduction)
  • Teach My Hands to War
  • I Belong to You
  • Never
  • I Win
  • Glory
  • The Hymns Medley
  • Deeper
  • My Testimony
  • Do Me Like You
  • Keep It Movin'
  • Reign Jesus Reign
  • Give Thanks
  • Lord Send Your Annointing (feat. Donnie McClurkin)
  • Hero
  • Close To You
  • Not the Time, Not the Place
  • For the Rest of My Life
  • Calling Me
  • Nothing Else Matters
  • Whosoever Will
  • Faithful
  • You Brought Me
  • Here's Where I Belong
  • Over and Over Again
  • We Need You Right Now
  • The Best In Me
  • I Came (Intro)
  • I Came
  • Keep Holding On
  • Fresh Wind
  • Comfort Zone
  • Wait
  • He Has His Hands On You
  • Don't Count Me Out
  • The Best In Me
  • Here I Am
  • Praise You Forever
  • More Than a Conqueror
  • The Best In Me
  • The Best In Me
  • I Came (Intro)
  • I Came
  • Keep Holding On
  • Fresh Wind
  • Comfort Zone
  • Wait
  • He Has His Hands On You
  • Don't Count Me Out
  • The Best In Me
  • Here I Am
  • Praise You Forever
  • More Than a Conqueror
  • God Favored Me (Extended Version) [feat. Marvin Sapp & DJ Rogers]
  • Magnify
  • Power
  • Possess the Land
  • Shout Unto God
  • Praise Him In Advance (Intro)
  • Praise Him In Advance
  • Worshipper In Me
  • Thirsty
  • Thirsty (Reprise)
  • Place of Worship
  • In the Garden
  • Never Would Have Made It
  • Rivers Flow
  • Never Would Have Made It
  • Praise Him In Advance
  • Magnify
  • Magnify
  • Power
  • Possess the Land
  • Shout Unto God
  • Praise Him In Advance (Intro)
  • Praise Him In Advance
  • Worshipper In Me
  • Thirsty
  • Thirsty (Reprise)
  • Place of Worship
  • In the Garden
  • Never Would Have Made It
  • Rivers Flow
  • Be It Unto Me
  • Do You Know Him?
  • Be Exalted
  • Trust in You
  • Changed
  • Perfect Peace
  • Holy
  • Everything That I Am
  • That Name
  • Smile
  • Strong Tower
  • He Won't Fail
  • Do You Know Him? (Tommygunn 1965 Mix)
  • I Believe
  • Standing On the Rock
  • Live the Life
  • Yet I
  • All About You
  • Praises
  • Unworthy
  • Help Us
  • Follow Me
  • Come and Dine
  • None Like You Medley
  • I Love to Praise Him
  • Not Now Doesn't Mean Never
  • I Believe
  • Standing On The Rock
  • Live The Life
  • Yet I
  • All About You
  • Praises
  • Unworthy
  • Help Us
  • Follow Me
  • Come And Dine
  • None Like You Medley
  • I Love To Praise Him
  • Not Now Doesn't Mean Never
  • Be It Unto Me
  • Do You Know Him?
  • Be Exalted
  • Trust In You
  • Changed
  • Perfect Peace
  • Holy
  • Everything That I Am
  • That Name
  • Smile
  • Strong Tower
  • He Won't Fail
  • Do You Know Him?
  • More and More
  • Give Thanks
  • Power
  • Do Your Dance
  • Won't Let Go
  • Nothing Else Matters
  • Thank You Lord
  • What About the Children
  • You Brought Me
  • We Need You Right Now
  • Rain On Me
  • Lord Send Your Anointing
  • Give Praise
  • Trust God
  • Not the Time, Not the Place
  • For the Rest of My Life
  • Grace and Mercy
  • Whosoever Will
  • Here's Where I Belong
  • Give Praise
  • Reign Jesus Reign
  • Hero
  • Sweeter As the Days Go By
  • Close To You
  • In His Presence
  • Calling Me
  • Use Me
  • He Is Here
  • Faithful
  • Over and Over Again
  • One Thing
  • Lift Those Hands
  • Miracle
  • You Are God Alone
  • Worship Medley
  • Hallelujah
  • Unrestricted Praise
  • You've Been So Good
  • Glory to the Lamb
  • We Worship You Today
  • If You Just Believe
  • Above All