Praise 104.7 Featured Video

by Sheilah Belle

Grand Rapids, Michigan — Several nationally renowned pastors and Gospel artists are expected to be in Grand Rapids on Thursday, September 16th, for the Homegoing Service of MaLinda Prince Sapp, wife of local pastor and national recording artist Marvin Sapp, according to family spokeswoman Sandra Riley.

Although plans are still being finalized, members of Sapp’s Lighthouse Full Life Center Church are being advised to anticipate a large crowd at the service, set for noon Thursday at Resurrection Life Church, 5100 Ivanrest Ave. SW.

An 11 a.m. family hour precedes the noon service.

MaLinda Sapp, 43, passed away last week after an 18-month struggle with cancer.

The spacious Resurrection Life Church (which seats more than 4,000), was where Marvin Sapp recorded his two most recent CD’s. His “Here I Am” album, released earlier this year, contained the gospel chart-topping hit “The Best in Me.”

Hezekiah Walker and Smokie Norful — both Grammy-winning gospel artists — came to Grand Rapids last fall to honor the Sapps at their celebration of 20 years in ministry.

The family has designated memorial contributions to Grand Rapids Ellington Academy of Arts & Technology c/o Mercantile Bank of Michigan 4860 Broadmore Ave. SE Grand Rapids, MI 49512.

 Homegoing Services for Lady MaLinda Prince Sapp

Will be held Thursday, September 16, 2010 and streamed live at  

 Funeral/Homegoing Services for Dr. MaLinda Sapp

TODAY…Thursday, September 16, 2010.

Family Hour is 11am to 12p.m. / Service will be held at 12noon

At the Resurrection Life Church, 5100 Ivanrest SW, Grandville, MI 49418-2358


We here at The Belle Report ask peace over the family as this is a difficult time.