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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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31.

parlayer    

were they white guys, or part of his flock.

853 days ago
32.

TMZISAPIECEOFSHIT    

Was he there to pump some gas or Pump some ass? You maybe fooled but I am not!!

...How You Doin'?

853 days ago
33.

beatrixkiddo23    

i've listened to marvin winans all my life...he's such a giving person and god fearing man...this is horrible that this happened to him..but i'm glad he wasn't more seriously injured..what pieces of human waste that did this

853 days ago
34.

HarvardLaw    

Welcome to Detroit. You haven't experience Detroit until you've been mugged, carjacked or killed. Only in... Pure Michigan.

853 days ago
35.

PaulWS    

Nothing says scam like a pastor driving a new $60...k vehicle. What a turd this guy is.

853 days ago
36.

V-Dogg    

Infiniti QX56 SUV what happened to the vow of poverty.

853 days ago
37.

Bohn    

Carjacked by black males? There must be some way to blame whites...hmmm....I got it! The white cops didn't stop the crime because thy don't care about black neighborhoods! Wait, what? The police chief is black? The attorney general is black? The president is black?! It...it...its still racism!

853 days ago
38.

Cromulent    

For those of you not from the Detroit area, hanging around Davison & Linwood with a purple 2012 Infiniti is most definitely NOT a good idea.

853 days ago
39.

noah_beCr@ZeE    

Who would do this to him hes a great pastor! Oh wait i forgot to mention his solid gold Bentley with 22" spinners. Maybe that's why

853 days ago
40.

Andy    

the guy with the cardinal complex? he was dressed up as a roman catholic cardinal hahaha

853 days ago
41.

obama'saracist    

typical

853 days ago
42.

brent    

it doesn't matter that much because he can just take the church bank account and buy a new car.

853 days ago
43.

obama'saracist    

typical

853 days ago
44.

Billy    

What do you expect in the ghetto. These ****roaches will continue to feed on any scraps they can find. Remember when Katrina hit, people (loosely called people) stealing TVs and other Big Box items but they were in need of help they said. Sure, help carrying the stolen home theater you are lugging down the street.

You don't see decent people doing this, only the ghetto thugs.

853 days ago
45.

tgrfan42069    

wonder if they were black?? if so he had a bad feeling when he saw the 4 guys dats racial profiling he is a racist if so

853 days ago
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