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Marvin Winans

Whitney Houston's Pastor

Carjacked in Detroit

5/16/2012 2:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Pastor Marvin Winans -- the guy who M.C.'d Whitney Houston's funeral service -- was carjacked at a Detroit gas station earlier today.

According to WXYZ, Winans was pumping gas when some scumbag roughed him up and stole the 54-year-old's Infiniti QX56 SUV. The pastor told a WXYZ reporter he had a feeling this was "not a good situation" when he first saw the group of  guys who eventually jumped him.

Winans -- whose family is legendary in the gospel music world -- was not seriously injured, but his son, Marvin Winans Jr., tells TMZ his dad has checked into a hospital to get treatment.

According to police, 4 suspects jacked an undisclosed amount of cash from Winans, and got away in the SUV. They describe three of the suspects as Black males.

Marvin gave the eulogy at Whitney's funeral in New Jersey back in February -- and thanked Whitney's mom for bringing "the world" to church.

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sdel    

Spelling please????? Detroit.....geez!!

888 days ago
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Malcolm    

Call me old fashoned, but I have a problem with a pastor who drives a Lexus

888 days ago
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steve    

AND THIS NEWS ? LET ALONE BREAKING NEWS ?
it happens everyday in the getto ...

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I luv u RPattz!    

What kind of car was it?

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Truth    

DUDE IS BIG AND CLUMSY. WHAT DO YOU EXPECT? EVEN THE LORD CAN'T PROTECT ONE FROM THE #TRUTH!!

888 days ago
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nof    

You forgot to say it was a gold-plated Lincoln.


Valued at almost three million dollars.


On loan from Joel Osteen.

888 days ago
7.

SMASHED    

In other news, Kim K chit in her mommy's pants.

888 days ago
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Babydoll0630    

Carjacked in DETROIT? You don't say?!?!?! ROFLMAO!!!

888 days ago
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GhostWalker    

Guess god was at a sporting event or awards show at the time of the car jacking.

888 days ago
10.

Carl    

Welcome to the Motor City!

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nof    

What happened to his driver?

888 days ago
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Rusty Schackelford    

It was a purple lexus, and they got his presidential rolex. I think I need to become a pastor

888 days ago
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PokerStar    

What was he doing in Detroit in the first place? lol

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Whitney's Fan    

This is just plain ole ridiculous.

888 days ago
15.

Me    

PS TMZ dolts? You don't MC a church service. You preside over it.

888 days ago
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