Marvin Winans Biography
Marvin Winans born Marvin Lawrence Winans, on March 5, 1958 in Detroit, Michigan, is an American gospel singer, pastor, and member of the musical Winans family. He is the fourth of 10 children of Delores and David Glenn Winans Sr.
He is from a musical family as his parents recorded together as “Mom and Pop Winans”. His siblings David II, Carvin, Benjamin, Daniel, Michael, Ronald, Priscilla, Deborah, Angelique are also musically gifted and have careers in the music industry singing, writing and producing.
Marvin Winans Age
He was born on March 5, 1958. He is 60 years old.
Marvin Winans Wife
He met and married Vickie Bowman, to whom he was married for 16 years until their divorce in 1995.
Marvin Winans Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $5 million.
Marvin Winans Children
With Vickie Winans, he had two sons, Marvin Jr. (Coconut) and Josiah Winans. Marvin Jr. is a solo artist and is also a producer, and Josiah Winans is also a producer featured on Marvin Jr.’s first solo project.
Marvin Winans Pastoral Career
Currently Winans serves as a pastor, of The Perfecting Church, which he founded in 1989 in Detroit Michigan. He also has a school, the Marvin L. Winans Academy of Performing Arts, referred to by staff and students as “WAPA”, which he founded in 1997. He released an album featuring the church’s choir in 1992 entitled Introducing Perfected Praise. A second album, Friends, appeared in 2001.
His 2007 release, Alone but Not Alone, was nominated for a Grammy award for Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album. On Saturday, February 18, 2012, at noon (EST), Winans preached the eulogy at Whitney Houston’s funeral, at New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey.
Marvin Winans Musical Career
In the 1970s Winans sang with his brothers Ronald, Carvin and Michael as The Testimonial Singers . The group also included other members. Their first performance was at a high school talent show. The group’s name was later changed to The Winans in 1975. Their musical careers spanned both in the 1980s and 1990s. The Winans, who were discovered by Andrae Crouch, released their first album under the new group’s name, entitled Introducing The Winans, in 1981.
Marvin also wrote songs, and produced for The Winans records, for solo projects from family members, and on other gospel releases. For his vocals on the 1985 song “Bring Back the Days of Yea and Nay”, Winans was awarded a Grammy for Best Male Soul Gospel Performance. He and several of his siblings and family members sang The Winans’ hit “Tomorrow” at Whitney Houston’s funeral.
Winans released his first solo recording, Alone, But Not Alone in 2007. On June 26, 2012 Winans released “Marvin L Winans Presents The Praise and Worship Experience” on his own label, MLW Productions Inc. The album features: Doen Moen, Marvin Sapp, Donnie McClurkin, Mary Mary, Mom Winans, Roderick Dixon, Bishop Paul Morton amongst others and was recorded at Winans’ church in Detroit, Mi.
Marvin Winans Songs
- Just Don’t Wanna Know
- I Feel Like Going On
- I’m Over It Now
- Alone But Not Alone
- Draw Me Close/Thy Will Be Done
- Sinner’s Prayer
- Church Medley
- For I Have Heard Your Cry
- Glory to God
- Influence My Heart
- You Just Don’t Want To Know Intro
- Come In Out Of The Rain
- Reach out and Touch Him
- That’s The Love of God
- I Still Believe
- You Just Don’t Want To Know
- If My People
- Bring Back The Days Of Yea & Nea
- Just Another Day
- I Shall Never
- The Lord is With Me
- Hiding Place
- Glory Glory to God
- Eyes On You
- Peace & Love
- My Story
- Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
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Gospel Singer Le’Andria Johnson Rips Into Bishop Marvin Winans And ‘Church Politics’
Updated On: 11th July 2018
Le’Andria Johnson is a powerful vocalist who is best known for winning season three of BET’s Sunday’s Best in 2010. Since then, she has released five albums, won a Grammy in 2012 for Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance and appeared on the reality show Preachers of Atlanta. Now, she is receiving some heavy backlash for calling out Bishop Marvin Winans and church politics, which she claims got her fired from the 2018 Essence Music Festival.
In a series of videos posted on her social media, Johnson recalled how Winans walked by her without speaking. She said, “I don’t care whose spiritual father he is. He could have been mine, but no. He wanted to go past me like I was a peasant! Walked right past me like I was a peasant … and you ain’t even know! I’m a product of you! But it’s all good, though. Now you know.” She continued, “Love, peace and happiness to those who know the truth and tired of this Christianity bullshit.”
Reportedly, Essence canceled her appearance during a group performance honoring Dottie Peoples. Johnson responded by saying, “I’m not gonna be there [at] the gospel part of the Essence Festival, apparently, me speaking my right — I have an amendment right … and that’s freedom of speech. So my freedom of speech caused me not to be at the gospel part of the Essence Festival. And I’m pretty sure they don’t want me to be there because I said ‘f**k Christianity, f**k the church,’ I said that. Maybe that’s why they don’t want me to go.”
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In a longer video, Johnson tore into church politics, saying, “Everybody making money — those that are on top in the church. Y’all the dumb asses, y’all sitting there — y’all see y’all pastors living good. First Lady, their team living good, but you struggling.”
Some people accused the 35-year-old of being intoxicated, which has not been confirmed.
Johnson did apologize on social media for cursing and calling out Marvin Winans, but maintained “the politics and all the stuff going on behind closed doors, that’s what I don’t like.”
Johnson certainly tapped into an important discussion of church politics and the business of church. We truly hope her message is heard.