Gospel Music star, Marvin Sapp, will perform and sign autographs Thursday March 25th at 12 Noon, J&R Music World, 23 Park Row, Manhattan, New York, NY.
Here I Am is gospel star Marvin Sapp’s eighth and latest album and captures the singing preacher spreading his message with pride, reverence and triumph. Recorded live on October 16, 2009, in Marvin’s home city of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Resurrection Life Church, it crackles with live instrumentation, the energy of the audience, and the soul stirring grace of Marvin’s voice and verses.
“The title track, ‘Here I Am,’ speaks to me as an individual and the things I’ve endured over the last three years since Thirsty,” Marvin explains. “I’m still standing, even under the waves of pressure and difficulties – from sickness in my wife’s life to the more general challenges of my own life.”
The CD’s first single, “Best in Me,” covers a theme that is very familiar in Marvin’s work and is even returned to throughout Here I Am – that all are worthy in God’s eyes if you seek Him. “It’s for anybody that’s ever been told ‘you’ll never be anything’ or anyone who acknowledges that they have made a mistake in life,” Marvin shares. “They need to understand that no matter how far you have fallen, God can pick you up wherever you are, dust you off and put you on a street called Straight. He sees the best in you when everyone else sees the worst.”
“I am a preacher – called by God – who happens to sing,” is the way Marvin Sapp defines his ministry. Sapp’s previous releases as a solo artist are: Grace & Mercy: Live (1997); Nothing Else Matters (1999); I Believe (2002); Diary of a Psalmist (2003); Be Exalted (2005) and Thirsty (2007).
With Here I Am, I’m just trying to keep the message as clear and concise as possible.