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Marvin Sapp

Founder & Senior Pastor of Lighthouse Full Life Center Church

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Marvin Sapp Biography

Nothing could have prepared pastor/songwriter/singer Marvin Sapp for the trials he has faced. As detailed in a recent episode of the music documentary series “Unsung,” Sapp wrestled the harrowing untimely losses of his wife of 20 years MaLinda Sapp to cancer, his father and two very close friends. Through faith in God, he saw his three children through school, continued to lead his Lighthouse Full Life Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and still delivered musical spirit balms that comforted and uplifted his international fan base in its times of need and questions. Today, Sapp is a 50-year-old empty nester - single – and looking at his life from a perspective that is not weary, downtrodden or filled with despair. Sapp greets each sunrise with the thought that all of the trials he has endured have resulted in one divine reality: that he is that much closer to God. Thus, the aptly named title of the 10x GRAMMY® nominee’s 11th album: Close, which he describes as his personal prayers to and conversations with God, poured into song.

“‘Close’ is my personal anthem,” Sapp states. “It’s my walk and experience over the last 7 years. I believe no matter how crazy my life has been, God has to be up to something! He has made me some specific promises in his Word, so I will hold fast in my encouragement as I encourage others. The Bible says, ‘Be not weary in well-doing, for in due season you shall reap – if you faint not.’ You’ve got to be close to what God is saying to attain what belongs to you.”

“In this season,” he continues, “people need to understand that even though we go through situations, it’s not because of God forsaking us, He uses life challenges to ensure we are pre-pared for what He is about to walk us into. I want to encourage people. You’re closer now than ever before. The 10 songs on Close speak to the entirety of the aspect of you being an overcomer and an encouraged one at that.”

With his tried and trusted team of Aaron Lindsey, Myron Butler and others, Sapp fortifies spirits with new gems such as the majestic opener “Safe in You” and the righteous 3/4 backbeat glory of “All in Your Name” in which he proclaims, “I wave The Banner / You hold The Answer!” Particularly poignant is the dynamic testimonial “Carried Me” on which Sapp sings, “My life was in shambles…and He held me.” Sapp explains, “When we look back on life’s challenges, the only reason we made it to where we are is because He carried us. This is a song for every individual to reflect upon (part of a mid-CD trinity of introspection that begins with the compelling Kirk Franklin contribution ‘Kind God’ and also includes the power ballad ‘Face to Face’). We tried to make it a moment…to reflect, worship and magnify God all at the same time.”

Sapp also took a couple of leaps into contemporary crossover on two songs. The first, “You and Me Together,” is a collaboration between Sapp , Aaron and super producer Rodney Jerkins (a.k.a. “Darkchild” of Luther Vandross, Whitney Houston, Patti LaBelle, Toni Braxton and Destiny’s Child fame, among many multi-platinum others). The song also features Erica Camp-bell of famed Gospel duo Mary Mary. “I usually don’t do songs with guests on my records,” Sapp reminds us. “It’s very difficult to replicate that live when they’re not there. But I was excited about this one.”

A Sapp CD would be incomplete without something to get your Gospel Boogie on to. “I don’t deviate from my Motown mental-ity,” he assures us. “I still keep it churchy but funky! ‘Light the Way’ has a strong 90s feel - like the vibe I had with Commissioned when I first arrived in 1990. Then there is ‘He Is’ (a bullseye mashup of70s Soul bands Earth Wind & Fire meets Tower of Power) that goes back to when I was growing up – real music! We don’t have much of that nowadays with all the computer programming and sampling. The people can listen for lyrical empowerment while the musicians get inspired to tighten up their craft.”

Renowned for songs such as “Sweeter as the Days Go By,” “Perfect Peace,” “Praise Him in Advance,” “The Best in Me” and a dedication to his wife, “My Testimony,” Sapp has received 22 Stellar Awards, 2 Soul Train Music Awards, 2 BET Awards, 2 Dove Awards and 8 BMI Songwriter’s Awards. Reflecting on his powerful journey – largely private until his episode of “Unsung” - Sapp concludes, “It was therapeutic. People saw through me that just because you have a level of success doesn’t mean you won’t go through things. Prayerfully, they glimpsed the light of God in my life.”

Videos
Books
Marvin Sapp - I Win

Marvin Sapp - I Win

Never Would Have Made It - Reflections & Journal

Never Would Have Made It - Reflections & Journal

Here I Am

Here I Am

News
  • Marvin Sapp's Latest Win: Featured on gmc's Original Music Special

    After the back-to-back deaths of her husband and father, Yolanda Bennett, an Atlanta-based hairstylist and mother of two, fell into a deep depression while also becoming dependent on prescription drugs. Remarkably, Bennett’s downward spiral came to an overnight stop after tuning in to an awards show in which Marvin Sapp was performing “Never Would Have Made It.”

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  • HOW TO BOOK Marvin Sapp?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Marvin Sapp for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Marvin Sapp, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Marvin Sapp or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Marvin Sapp?

    Booking fees for Marvin Sapp, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Marvin Sapp, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Marvin Sapp?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Marvin Sapp for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Marvin Sapp for your next private or corporate function.
  • WHAT IS A FULL-SERVICE TALENT BOOKING AGENCY?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Marvin Sapp or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Marvin Sapp or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Marvin Sapp Biography

Nothing could have prepared pastor/songwriter/singer Marvin Sapp for the trials he has faced. As detailed in a recent episode of the music documentary series “Unsung,” Sapp wrestled the harrowing untimely losses of his wife of 20 years MaLinda Sapp to cancer, his father and two very close friends. Through faith in God, he saw his three children through school, continued to lead his Lighthouse Full Life Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and still delivered musical spirit balms that comforted and uplifted his international fan base in its times of need and questions. Today, Sapp is a 50-year-old empty nester - single – and looking at his life from a perspective that is not weary, downtrodden or filled with despair. Sapp greets each sunrise with the thought that all of the trials he has endured have resulted in one divine reality: that he is that much closer to God. Thus, the aptly named title of the 10x GRAMMY® nominee’s 11th album: Close, which he describes as his personal prayers to and conversations with God, poured into song.

“‘Close’ is my personal anthem,” Sapp states. “It’s my walk and experience over the last 7 years. I believe no matter how crazy my life has been, God has to be up to something! He has made me some specific promises in his Word, so I will hold fast in my encouragement as I encourage others. The Bible says, ‘Be not weary in well-doing, for in due season you shall reap – if you faint not.’ You’ve got to be close to what God is saying to attain what belongs to you.”

“In this season,” he continues, “people need to understand that even though we go through situations, it’s not because of God forsaking us, He uses life challenges to ensure we are pre-pared for what He is about to walk us into. I want to encourage people. You’re closer now than ever before. The 10 songs on Close speak to the entirety of the aspect of you being an overcomer and an encouraged one at that.”

With his tried and trusted team of Aaron Lindsey, Myron Butler and others, Sapp fortifies spirits with new gems such as the majestic opener “Safe in You” and the righteous 3/4 backbeat glory of “All in Your Name” in which he proclaims, “I wave The Banner / You hold The Answer!” Particularly poignant is the dynamic testimonial “Carried Me” on which Sapp sings, “My life was in shambles…and He held me.” Sapp explains, “When we look back on life’s challenges, the only reason we made it to where we are is because He carried us. This is a song for every individual to reflect upon (part of a mid-CD trinity of introspection that begins with the compelling Kirk Franklin contribution ‘Kind God’ and also includes the power ballad ‘Face to Face’). We tried to make it a moment…to reflect, worship and magnify God all at the same time.”

Sapp also took a couple of leaps into contemporary crossover on two songs. The first, “You and Me Together,” is a collaboration between Sapp , Aaron and super producer Rodney Jerkins (a.k.a. “Darkchild” of Luther Vandross, Whitney Houston, Patti LaBelle, Toni Braxton and Destiny’s Child fame, among many multi-platinum others). The song also features Erica Camp-bell of famed Gospel duo Mary Mary. “I usually don’t do songs with guests on my records,” Sapp reminds us. “It’s very difficult to replicate that live when they’re not there. But I was excited about this one.”

A Sapp CD would be incomplete without something to get your Gospel Boogie on to. “I don’t deviate from my Motown mental-ity,” he assures us. “I still keep it churchy but funky! ‘Light the Way’ has a strong 90s feel - like the vibe I had with Commissioned when I first arrived in 1990. Then there is ‘He Is’ (a bullseye mashup of70s Soul bands Earth Wind & Fire meets Tower of Power) that goes back to when I was growing up – real music! We don’t have much of that nowadays with all the computer programming and sampling. The people can listen for lyrical empowerment while the musicians get inspired to tighten up their craft.”

Renowned for songs such as “Sweeter as the Days Go By,” “Perfect Peace,” “Praise Him in Advance,” “The Best in Me” and a dedication to his wife, “My Testimony,” Sapp has received 22 Stellar Awards, 2 Soul Train Music Awards, 2 BET Awards, 2 Dove Awards and 8 BMI Songwriter’s Awards. Reflecting on his powerful journey – largely private until his episode of “Unsung” - Sapp concludes, “It was therapeutic. People saw through me that just because you have a level of success doesn’t mean you won’t go through things. Prayerfully, they glimpsed the light of God in my life.”

Marvin Sapp Videos

  • Marvin Sapp - The Best In Me - YouTube
  • Marvin Sapp - My Testimony - YouTube
  • Never Would've Made It - Marvin Sapp - YouTube

Marvin Sapp Books

FAQs on booking Marvin Sapp

  • How to book Marvin Sapp?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Marvin Sapp for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Marvin Sapp, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Marvin Sapp or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Marvin Sapp?

    Booking fees for Marvin Sapp, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Marvin Sapp, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Marvin Sapp?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Marvin Sapp for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Marvin Sapp for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Marvin Sapp or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Marvin Sapp or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Marvin Sapp is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Marvin Sapp for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Marvin Sapp generally travels from Dallas, TX, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Regina Belle, Casey J, Jamie Grace, J.J. Hairston and Carvens Lissaint. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Marvin Sapp for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Marvin Sapp Speaker Videos

  • Marvin Sapp - The Best In Me - YouTube
    Marvin Sapp - My Testimony - YouTube
  • Never Would've Made It - Marvin Sapp - YouTube
    One Love TV: Marvin Sapp Interview

Marvin Sapp News

  • Marvin Sapp's Latest Win: Featured on gmc's Original Music Special

    After the back-to-back deaths of her husband and father, Yolanda Bennett, an Atlanta-based hairstylist and mother of two, fell into a deep depression while also becoming dependent on prescription drugs. Remarkably, Bennett’s downward spiral came to an overnight stop after tuning in to an awards show in which Marvin Sapp was performing “Never Would Have Made It.”

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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