Award wining gospel artist Marvin Sapp was a featured guest on Sunday's Lift Every Voice on BET.
He was asked by host Cory "CoCo Brother" Condrey about the success of his recent hit "Never Would Have Made It,'' a song on his Thirsty CD that has launched his career to another level as a solo artist. Sapp, who won numerous awards for the song, is a nominee in the Dove Award's Artist of the Year category. The Dove Awards air April 23 on Gospel Music Channel.
Interesting highlight's of Sunday's interview with Sapp:
He plans to write a "Never Would Have Made It" moments book, based on the testimonies of the many people who have shared such moments with him.
Sapp said he had to overcome drugs and alcohol as a youth. He used pills, marijuana, and cocaine. He was a member of a church and sung in the church choir during this troublesome time in his life.
He recalled his faith conversion in July 1985.
L.L. Cool J was also featured on this week's show. He talked about how he includes faith-based messages in his rap music.
Baltimore's Rev. Jamal Bryant of Empowerment Temple did a segment called "Church Announcements,'' which emphasized the changing of the seasons and how Spring brings a newness to life.
Baltimore's Ray Lewis will be on "Lift Every Voice" some time during the season. Check with BET.COM for information.