Sapp appears on the group's albums Number 7, Matters of the Heart, and Irreplaceable Love. Sapp first achieved crossover fame with the release of "Never Would Have Made It" from the album Thirsty in 2007. Sapp has been awarded honorary doctorate degrees from two non-accredited institutions, a Doctor of Divinity Degree from Aenon Bible College and the Doctor of Ministry Degree from Friends International Christian University.I look forward to opening our doors to the Muskegon community." Social media reactions to the Muskegon church opening have been positive. Jean Baptiste was closed during April 2015 as part of the Catholic Diocese of Grand Rapids' "Our Faith, Our Future" pastoral plan.The sale to Marvin Sapp and Lighthouse was finalized in January.I would have planted a new church before now, but I have been focused on raising my kids." An employee at the Grand Rapids location said the Muskegon services will be the same as the ones held at 10 a.m. The Official Marvin Sapp Page on Facebook posted about purchasing sound equipment and instruments for the lakeshore Lighthouse Full Life Center location."The community of Muskegon has always had great churches and great pastors," Sapp said in the release.
Before giving up his Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, Sapp decided to reveal some challenges that he has faced in 2014."I am bringing my style of delivering the word of God to a community that has always enjoyed robust ministries.I am excited about this new journey, in a wonderful new facility.Local police, the FBI and Michigan police already searched the same lake on January 23 for Dr.Teleka Patrick of Kalamazoo, Michigan who disappeared on December 6, but didn't find any evidence related to her disappearance.