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The Pulse of Entertainment: Bishop Marvin Sapp, 11-Time Grammy Nominated, Achieve Three Milestones as the ‘Chosen Vessel'

Eunice Moseley


(September 22, 2020) - "On October 9th my album ‘Chosen Vessel' comes out," said Bishop Marvin Sapp, founder of Lighthouse Full Life Center in Michigan and now Senior Pastor of The Chosen Vessel Cathedral in Fort Worth, Texas - one of three major milestones celebrated. "("The Marvin Sapp Radio Show") It's syndicated in 40 markets. I moved to Dallas... to head a church called The Chosen Vessel Cathedral and I said, ‘New market, new place - it would be nice to get my radio show on the #1 Gospel station in the area.' It's been cool. I'm on at a nice time slot and the listeners are really embracing me."

The three milestones of the 11-time Grammy nominated singer/songwriter are the new position as head pastor of The Chosen Vessel in Fort Worth, Texas, the release of his 12th album "Chosen Vessel" (RCA Inspiration), and his "Marvin Sapp Radio Show" making a home at KHVN Heaven 97 in Dallas, Texas. His two-hour radio show is syndicated by Superadio in partnership with American Urban Radio Networks (AURN) and airs Saturdays from 5 - 7 p.m., his "Chosen Vessel" record is released from RCA Inspiration/Verity/Provident Entertainment and he is currently promoting its single "Thank You for It All," and his role as Senior Pastor at The Chosen Vessel Cathedral since 2019 seems to be a natural progression as an ordained Bishop within the Global United Fellowship (GUF) of churches since 2015. The Fellowship of cross-denominational churches, founded by Bishop Neil C. Ellis in 2013, only requires that you believe in Jesus Christ and his teachings. It services 1400 churches in 40 countries. Pastor Sapp's leadership abilities resulted in overseeing the Central Deanery of GUF, which consisted of 75 churches in 10 states, to overseeing 100 churches in the North Central Province of GUF as Bishop.

"I believe very strongly that excellence is the standard, not the goal," Marvin said. "Because of everything I do I have to make sure what I give is excellence, that I give them my very best. So when I music and preach the Gospel in church all these vehicles are at a level of excellent."

Marvin Sapp, also a 24-time Stellar Award winner, started in the Gospel music business as a member of the group Commission founded by Fred Hammond in the early 1990s. In 1996 he went solo and released "Never World Have Made It" - his signature song. In 2003 Sapp and his deceased wife MaLinda started the Lighthouse Full Life Center Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan to teach spirituality. Today, aside from it being mortgage free, is headed by Pastor Rory Marshall, but Bishop Marvin Sapp is still Chairman of the Board.

"I'm excited about being able to get the audience to see me as not only a pastor, singer, songwriter, but as a radio show host," he concluded. 

SYNDICATED COLUMN: Eunice MoseleyMS, MBA, MPhil has an estimated weekly readership of over ¼ million with The Pulse of Entertainment. She is also a Public Relations Strategist and Business Management Consultant at Freelance Associates, and is Promotions Director (at-large) for The Baltimore Timeswww.ThePulseofEntertainment.comEVENTS: "Uplifting Minds II" Entertainment Conference (ULMII), founded by Eunice in 1999, is into its 21st year. Next events are coming to Los Angeles Saturday, November 7, 2020 via Zoom Video Conferencing and to Baltimore Saturday April 17, 2021 at Security Square Mall. The ULMII event is a free conference offering an Entertainment Business Panel Q&A Session, a Talent Showcase and Talent Competition (vocal, songwriting, dance and acting) where aspiring artists have a chance to receive over $15,000 valued in prizes/product/services.  Log onto for more information or to RSVP. 

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