Marvin's new release Here I Am is a live recording that showcases the raw vocal abilities of the "pastor who sings." The first single "The Best In Me" is being hailed as an inspirational classic.From the Label Marvin Sapp Primary Artist Javier Solís Percussion Aaron Lindsey Keyboards Nashville String Machine Strings Caltomeesh West Background Vocals Chelsea West Background Vocals Rick Watford Guitar Calvin Rodgers Drums Myron Butler Background Vocals Bruce Vanderveen Alto Saxophone Parris Bowens Keyboards Derrick Ray Bass Dan Duncan Trumpet Deonis "Pumah" Cook Background Vocals Tommy Proulx Tenor Saxophone Mike Martz Trumpet Buddy Strong Keyboards Jamil Freeman Background Vocals Aisha Cleaver Background Vocals Joe Mark Wells Trombone Danny Duncan Engineer Lloyd Barry String Arrangements Aaron Lindsey Composer Jerry Vines Composer Marvin Sapp Composer, Executive Producer Myron Butler Director Dana Sorey Composer Ma Linda Sapp Executive Producer Tedd Winn Composer Bruce Vanderveen Horn Arrangements Terrance Jones overdub engineer Jason Hendrickson Composer Kenny Black Composer Jason Nelson Composer Travis Neuman Monitor Mixer Cliff Rosenberg Live Mixing James "Jazzy" Jordan Executive Producer Aaron Camper Composer Jonathan Dunn Composer Daniel Moore Composer Israel Ruiz Stage Manager Arron W.”I could have never imagined that “Never Would Have Made It” would end up spending 49 weeks at #1!But what people don’t know is the version of “Never Would Have Made It” that was released, was not what it originally sounded like.Pastor Marvin Sapp is by far one of the mot successful gospel recording artists, amassing number one hits like; “He Saw The Best In Me” and “Never Would Have Made It.” Now after recently releasing his milestone 10th CD, , and debuting at number one again, ESSENCE sat down with the busy singer to discuss staying relevant in the ever changing music industry, dating and the enormity of releasing 10 solo projects! Depending on the day, it could be anything from Country to Hip Hop and everything in between. They’ve been around the music industry their while and now that their mother is not here, they play a very big part in shaping my career. I also have a great team of guys and I like to give them the opportunity to shine and share their gifts. I really would like to see another Commissioned record, BUT I only want to do it if Warryn Campbell and Eric Dawkins are producing it. Most times when I go now, I just walk around and take it all in.
Sapp, the 50-year-old gospel singer and senior pastor of Lighthouse Full Life Center Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan, got candid with Rolling Out concerning his dating life this week.
I’ll usually come back from trip with ideas for my church. Nowadays it seems like everyone is in a hurry to get married. I come from the school of getting to know someone and taking it slow. I enjoy the companionship, but that doesn’t mean I want to walk you down the aisle.
Have you starting dating again since the passing of your wife? Let’s go back just a little, what do you remember about your massive crossover hit, “Never Would Have It?
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After his wife, Ma Linda Sapp, died from colon cancer in 2010, he admits that his focus has been on raising their children.