Muskegon – Nationally recognized and award-winning gospel singer Marvin Sapp will begin offering church services in downtown Muskegon this year.
Bishop Sapp, pastor of Lighthouse Full Life Center Church, purchased the former St.
Diocese of Grand Rapids spokeswoman Annalise Laumeyer said no repairs have been completed since the building’s closure.
On Monday, the Catholic Diocese of Grand Rapids announced that it sold the church to Sapp. 3 and included the rectory next door to the church. The news organization’s request for comment to Lighthouse Full Life Center wasn’t immediately returned.
It’s unclear whether or not he’ll officiate services.
Lighthouse Full Life Center Church will hold its Muskegon grand opening and first church service at 3 p.m. Jean Baptiste Catholic Church, 1292 Jefferson St., in downtown Muskegon.Sapp, the 48-year-old pastor and gospel singer, took to his Facebook page to share a message that he refers to as a "#Marvins Motivational Moment " where he spoke about apologizing to others."I'm not perfect, I've made and will make mistakes," Sapp wrote. #Repeat After Me...."After the new year, the singer took to his Facebook page before his church's annual consecration that involves staying off of social media.Before giving up his Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, Sapp decided to reveal some challenges that he has faced in 2014.While the singer said he is grateful to have made it through struggles, he did not shy away from admitting some of his mistakes and issues that have taken place over the past year."I made many mistakes, hurt individuals who are very important to me," Sapp wrote."I've been slandered, stalked, accused, disrespected by people that I have helped and more.Sapp was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and began singing in church at age four.