Marvin Sapp elevated to bishop in Global United Fellowship

Bishop Marvin Sapp (2nd from right) with fellow newly installed Bishops (from left) Antoine Wright, Leofric Thomas, Sir Walter Mack, and Carroll Baltimore.
Photo Credit | Facebook Page of The Official Global United Fellowship

Congratulations to Pastor Marvin Sapp, who was installed as a bishop on July 10, during the Global United Fellowship’s annual conference, held in Jacksonville, FL.  

The pastor and gospel singer will continue to lead his flock in Grand Rapids at the Lighthouse Full Life Center Church.

As a bishop in Global United Fellowship (GUF), under the leadership of Presiding Bishop Neil C. Ellis, Sapp will overssee GUF’s North Central Province which consists of 70 pastors and churches in nine states.

Marvin Sapp’s New Reality Show – Sneak Peek (Pt. 2)

Marvin Sapp’s reality show is currently titled Marvin Sapp: Single Dad and may air this fall, though there’s still some network shopping going on, apparently.
Mary Mary, Kim Burrell, Marvin Sapp…who’ll be next on the gospel reality show circuit?  Karen Clark-Sheard?  Bishop T.D. Jakes?  Time will most certainly tell.

Marvin Sapp’s New Reality Show (Sneak Peek – Pt. 1)

Marvin Sapp’s live CD/DVD to be recorded Oct. 7, released March 2012

Pastor Marvin Sapp announced via Twitter yesterday that the release date for his upcoming CD/DVD is March 13, 2012.  This will be the singer’s first album since his wife’s passing in 2010. 
Discussing the project, Sapp told, “The focus of this record is how you can come through situations and still remain on top. It’s about how the enemy has a way of hitting you with stuff to cause you to fold and buckle, but I’m still standing.”
The live recording is scheduled for Friday, October 7, at Evangel Cathedral Temple in Upper Marlboro, MD.

Sapp, Winans, Hammond among BMI honorees for 2011’s most-played songs

The BMI Christian Music Awards recently honored 2011’s most-played gospel and christian songs.  The gala event was held April 4th in Nashville and celebrated the songwriters and publishers of the year’s most performed songs on Christian radio and TV, according to the BMI website.

Among gospel award-winning songs are:
“The Best in Me” 
Writers: Aaron Lindsey & Marvin Sapp
“Close to You” 
Writer: BeBe Winans

“God Favored Me”
Writer: Jules Bartholomew

“Good News”
Wrtier: Norman West
“They That Wait”
Writers: Michael Bethany, Phillip Feaster, Fred Hammond, Calvin Rodgers, & Dynna Latyse Wells

Universal Music Publishing Group earned Publisher of the Year honors for:
“The Best In Me”
“Beautiful, Beautiful”
“When the Trumpet Sounds”
“Stuff of Life”
“They That Wait”
BMI is a long-standing American performing right organization that represents more than 475,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers in all genres of music.
For the full story and the complete list of winners, click here.