After TV One revealed that it was producing a biopic about the influential gospel singer, fans took to the web to search for the Marvin Sapp story. Most were seeking details about the movie and cast. And some were even wondering if the movie came about because Marvin Sapp passed away. To those of you currently asking that question, we are glad to inform you that Marvin Sapp has not passed away.
“Never Would Have Made It: The Marvin Sapp Story” aired August 21 on TV One. The biopic dramatizes “the struggle that made the man, the love that changed his life, [and] the music that inspired the world,” according to TV One. Sapp, an award-winning gospel singer and songwriter, also executive produced the biopic.
“Sapp came into prominence more than 30 years ago as a member of Commissioned and is widely known for his award-winning, chart-topping crossover hit ‘Never Would Have Made It.’ Currently, he is an author, radio show host and senior pastor of The Chosen Vessel Cathedral in Dallas, Texas and pastor emeritus of Lighthouse Full Life Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan – the church he founded with his late wife,” according to a press release.
How to Watch ‘Never Would Have Made It’
TV One, obviously, is the go-to platform to watch the Marvin Sapp story. However, you’ll need a streaming service to be able to watch the gospel biopic. If you have a relevant streaming service, you can watch “Never Would Have Made It” on the TV One app on-demand, at any time.
If you don’t already have a relevant streaming service, there are plenty to choose from. Some popular options include DirecTV, Xfinity, and Philo. Personally, we’re fans of Philo.
With Philo you get access to lots of shows and movies and more than 70 live channels. Some channels on Philo that you’ll have access to include BET, Hallmark, Lifetime, VH1, OWN, AMC, and so much more. The subscription is just $25 and you can stop and start the service at any time. And if you’ve never used Philo before, you can sign up and watch for free with a seven-day trial. If you aren’t satisfied with the service, just cancel before the seven days are over.
Who Plays Marvin Sapp in the Movie
So who are the main actors in the Marvin Sapp movie? Actor Chaz Lamar Shepherd takes on the lead role as the award-winning gospel singer. Shepherd is known for parts in such projects as “Luke Cage,” “The Nutty Professor,” and “Set It Off.” He also starred in 2021’s “Kirk Franklin’s A Gospel Christmas” on Lifetime. Starring alongside Shepherd is Ambre Anderson as MaLinda Sapp. Andersen has appeared in such projects as “Power Book II,” “Gotham,” and “Manifest Evil.”
Newer fans may not know what happened to Marvin Sapp’s wife, while long-time admirers of the artist know that he lost Dr. MaLinda Prince Sapp years ago. MaLinda Sapp passed away from colon cancer at the age of 43 on September 9, 2010, according to TV One’s look at her life and legacy. The couple first met in third grade and were married for 18 years. They had three children: Marvin II, Mikaila, and Madisson.