Gospel Star Marvin Sapp To Open G.R.E.A.A.T. Arts School In Michigan

Friday, September 05, 2008  — by Wow Jones

Gospel Singer Marvin Sapp

Gospel Singer Marvin Sapp

This past Easter, during my ONLY visit to a church this year, I heard the Pentacostal Church Choir sing a song I’d been hearing a LOT of on

contemporary “urban” radio.  It’s called “Never Would Have Made It” and after some asking around, I found out that it’s a COLLOSAL and popular hit by gospel singer Marvin Sapp.

Gospel Singer Marvin Sapp

Gospel Singer Marvin Sapp

Well, in the August 18, 2008 issue of JET Magazine (photo below), there was an article that was…nice to read about this gospel talent.

Vivica A. Fox on JET Magazine Cover.

Vivica A. Fox on JET Magazine Cover.

In the article/profile by Keri Carpenter (“Marvin Sapp To Open Academy for Arts, Technology in Michigan” JET Magazine–August 18, 2008),  JET Magazine goes on to spread the fantastic news that this gospel singer is opening up an arts school (to be run by his wife Malinda Sapp) somewhere in Michigan.  It’s called Grand Rapids Ellington Academy of Arts and Technology (GREAAT).

Marvin Sapp is quoted as saying,

“Urban youth that have the arts as a partner with core curriculums test five times higher than those who don’t…”

I don’t have any figures to dispute or debate that statement, but that’s a nice thing.  To open up a school (with an arts curriculum) in an urban environment.  Hope it works out well.

The profile goes on succinctly mention his background, the sales figures of his smash hit song “Never Would Have Made It”, the sales figures of his album “Thirsty”, and the story of the hit’s “birthing”.  Apparently it came to him while he was in the pulpit at The Lighthouse Full Life Center Church in Grand Rapids, MI.

Marvin Sapp "Thirsty" Album Cover

Marvin Sapp

What will Marvin Sapp do next?  We’ll have to wait and see…

Marvin Sapp at The 2008 BET Awards.

Marvin Sapp at The 2008 BET Awards.

 

–The Wow Jones Report

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7 Responses to “Gospel Star Marvin Sapp To Open G.R.E.A.A.T. Arts School In Michigan”

  1. Ellen Hayes Says:

    I absolutely love that song and everything that Marvin Sapp has done.

  2. Threse Marshall Says:

    This is a true blessing for the families in the community where the school is being built. There is reasearch that supports Marvin Sapps statement abouts effects of the Arts on students performance on test.

  3. THIS SONG HAS BROUGHT ME THRU SO MANY DARK NIGHTS. I HAVE BEEN CLEAN FOR TWO YEARS NOW AND GOD HAS TURNED MY LIFE AROUND. THIS SONG GIVES ME POWER. AMEN KEEP DOING WHAT UR DOING AND KEEP MAKING POWERFUL MUSIC AND DOING GODS WORK!

  4. marvin sapp is my favorite male gospal singer ever .

  5. jesseyford` Says:

    i like your cd

  6. jasmina africa Says:

    It’s a awesome song which really touches peoples lifes, God bless all who hears this song

  7. Thumbs up man

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