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Marvin Winans

Whitney Houston's Pastor

Carjacked in Detroit

5/16/2012 2:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

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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So happy Pastor Marvin is okay. The Winans family is AWESOME!

898 days ago


This is sad,I just Thank God he is ok, He can get another car but Not another life, I'm praying for the men in this world, NOT just Black men but ALL men, IN THE NAME OF JESUS, AMEN

898 days ago


My lovely home town where criminals rule

898 days ago


and no report on what race they were wonder why?

898 days ago


What a world we live in when people "Laugh Out Loud" when another person is a crime victim. Wow. Sad.

898 days ago


From what I read elsewhere, it looks like he may have been targeted because of some type of investment scheme some of the Winans were involved with. Apparently they're hated in Detroit.

898 days ago


Am I the only one wondering why a supposed man of the cloth, servant of God, humble preacher is driving around in an Infiniti QX56. An SUV that starts at 62K and with a few options hits 73K.

898 days ago


LOL -- A real modest man of God -- driving around in a QX 56. And dumb enough to do it in Detroit? LOL Got what he deserved I'd say. I bet a dollar the thugs were wearing hoodies and eatin skittles too! LOL

898 days ago

the truth    

TMZ first of all he was not Whitney Houston's pastor, he was her good friend and he did not MC the funeral, he gave the sermon/eulogy. You are slipping TMZ. Too busy trying to get those Kardashian's stories.

898 days ago


LOL -- A real modest man of God -- driving around in a QX 56. And dumb enough to do it in Detroit? LOL Got what he deserved I'd say. I bet a dollar the thugs were wearing hoodies and eatin skittles! LOL

898 days ago


"M.C'd the funeral" is the right way to phrase it - it was a big production. And why did he have to check into a hospital? Nothing indicated he was hurt; he is just into putting on a big show, apparently.

898 days ago

Duke Steele    

How long before Al Sharpton gathers his posse, the new black panthers, to go after the white kid but will ignore the other three? How much will HIS bounty be?

898 days ago


Respect thy neighbor huh? Driving around Motor City in an Infiniti ? The man should have known better.

898 days ago


For the moron that dont know, Pastor Winans does not need the church to buy a lexus. He made his millions with the Winans singing group. and The article didnt say anything that the person that did this was black there are white criminals in Detroit.

898 days ago


This is obviously a setup for Whitney's kid's reality show. They have the footage... and of course they are blaming "3 black males" when one of them could have easily been of mixed race or a female who wasn't wearing makeup or heels. Truth please!

898 days ago
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