Marvin Winans Biography, Age, Wife, Children, Net Worth, Songs, Tour

Marvin Winans Biography

Marvin Winans (Marvin Lawrence Winans) is an American gospel singer, pastor, and member of the musical Winans family. He is the fourth of 10 children of Delores and David Glenn Winans Sr.

He 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, Angelique are also musically gifted and have careers in the music industry singing, writing and producing.

Marvin Winans Age

He was born on March 5, 1958 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. He is 60 years old as of 2018.

Marvin Winans Wife

He was married to Vickie Winans from 1978 to 1995. The couple was married for 16 years until their divorce in 1995.

Marvin Winans Children

With Vickie Winans, he had two sons, Marvin Jr. (Coconut) and Josiah Winans. Marvin Jr. is a solo artist and is also a producer, and Josiah Winans is also a producer featured on Marvin Jr.’s first solo project.

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Marvin Winans Pastoral Career

Currently Winans 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.  He released an album featuring the church’s choir in 1992 entitled Introducing Perfected Praise.  A second album, Friends, appeared in 2001.

His 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), Winans preached the eulogy at Whitney Houston’s funeral, at New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey.

Marvin Winans Musical Career

In the 1970s  Winans 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 in the 1980s and 1990s. The Winans, who were 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”, Winans 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.

Winans released his first solo recording, Alone, But Not Alone in 2007. On June 26, 2012 Winans released “Marvin L Winans Presents The Praise and Worship Experience” on his own label, MLW Productions Inc. The album features: Doen 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

He 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
  • Faithful
  • Peace & Love
  • My Story
  • Try
  • Prelude
  • Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
  • Restoration
  • Joy

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