Acclaimed gospel singer and pastor Marvin Sapp will cap the two-day Miraculous Outpouring Conference in Waco by preaching and singing in the 7 p.m. Sunday worship service at Carver Park Baptist Church.
Sapp, 50, pastors the Lighthouse Full Life Center Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and is best known for his crossover success in both gospel and rhythm-and-blues music.
After starting with the gospel group Commissioned in 1990, Sapp went solo and won national attention in 2007 with the single “Never Would Have Made It” from the album “Thirsty.” “Never Would Have Made It” topped both gospel and rhythm-and-blues radio airplay charts in 2008. That broad appeal was mirrored in “Thirsty,” which headed Billboard’s Gospel Albums chart and peaked at No. 4 on the Rhythm & Blues chart, the first of several crossover successes for the Michigan minister.
Sapp’s 2010 gospel album “Here I Am” made history by debuting at No. 2 on Billboard’s Hot 200 charts.
The singer, pastor and bishop has 10 albums to his credit, earning 10 Grammy Award nominations, two Dove Awards and two Black Entertainment Television awards in the process. In addition to his recording career, Sapp has written seven books, the most recent being his 2014 “The Boaz Project.” Sapp has been active in education as well as his long-running church ministry, founding the Grand Rapids Ellington Academy of Arts and Technology charter school in 2012.
Conference registrants will be seated first for the Sunday evening service at 5 p.m. with remaining seats open to the public beginning at 6 p.m. Sunday’s service also will feature Marquinn Middelton and the Miracle Chorale and Kirisma Evans.