Marvin Winans Biography
Marvin Lawrence Winans “Marvin Winans” an American pastor and gospel singer, and a member of the musical Winans family. Marvin is also famous for his recurring character in the hit show Tyler Perry’s House of Payne.
Marvin Winans Age
Marvin was born on March 5, 1958, in Detroit, Michigan, the United States of America.
Marvin Winans Musical Career
Marvin Winans Pastor: The Perfecting Church
Marvin 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, and Angelique are also musically gifted and have careers in the music industry singing, writing, and producing.
Currently, Marvin 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. Marvin released an album featuring the church’s choir in 1992 entitled Introducing Perfected Praise. A second album, Friends, appeared in 2001.
Marvin’s 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), Marvin preached the eulogy at Whitney Houston’s funeral, at New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey.
In the 1970s Marvin 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 the 1980s and 1990s. The Winans, who was 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“, Marvin 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.
Marvin released his first solo recording, Alone, But Not Alone in 2007. On June 26, 2012, Marvin released “Marvin L Winans Presents The Praise and Worship Experience” on his own label, MLW Productions Inc. The album features: Don 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 Net Worth
Marvin has an estimated net worth of $5 Million.
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
Marvin Winans Height and Weight
Marvin stands tall at a height of 5 feet 10 inches. He also has a moderate body weight.
Marvin Winans Family
Marvin was born to David Winans Sr. (father), and Delore Winans (mother). He was raised up with his siblings Daniel, Michael, Ronald, Priscilla (CeCe), David II, Carvin (his brotherly twin), Benjamin (BeBe), Deborah (Debbie), and Angelique (Angie) are also musically talented and have careers in the music industry singing, composing, and producing.
Marvin Winans Wife
Marvin got married to a Gospel recording artist named Viviane Bowman, popularly known as Vickie Winans in 1978. They spent a happy moment with his spouse Vickie for seventeen good years until he puts an end to his relationship with divorce in 1995. After getting separated by divorce, he never got involved in love with any ladies.
Marvin Winans Children
Marvin’s children sons named Marvin Jr. (Coconut), Josiah Winans, and stepson Mario (Skeeter) are also in the music industry. Mario is a producer and R&B singer. Marvin Jr., once a member of Winans Phase 2, is now a solo artist and is also a producer, Josiah Winans is also a producer featured on Marvin Jr.’s first solo project.