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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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46.

bunny    

Carjacking a pastors car is wrong, carjacking it and stripping it for its parts will send them straight to hell. It's not like they weren't already on their way.

858 days ago
47.

Hunter    

I think there is something more going on. I think it has to do with an elite group. Peter Lopez, Michael Jackson, Whitney houston, Mary kennedy, is another possibility. if these certain people don't go along with the way the Elite want they get taken out. also look at Springsteen's Sax player.

858 days ago
48.

Detroit    

U know what TMZ? A mind is a terrible thing to waste.....What the hell does M.C.'d Whitney Houston's funeral mean? You guy's so ignorant.

858 days ago
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MR. PREMIUM    

TOO BAD THEM KIDS AINT KNOW WHO HE WAS ... IF THEY DID THEY PROBLY WOULD HAVE TRIED TO GET PUT ON…...I KNOW 1 OUT OF THE 12 RAP...AND FURTHERMORE WHO DONT LOVE THE LORD….HE WAS JUST GIVING AWAY JOBS TO EVERYONE IN THE CITY WHO WANTED ONE @ THAT CHURCH THEY BUILDING ON 7 MILE AND WOODWARD.. .....HAVE NO FEAR DETROIT MR. PREMIUM IS HEAR........

858 days ago
50.

tweety    

pitaful

858 days ago
51.

Octocunny    

too bad he didn't get an express ticket to "heaven"

858 days ago
52.

Smarg    

When blacks are in charge, folks, this is what happens.

858 days ago
53.

Smarg    

Obama voters, all.

People, you'd better get ready for the riots and looting when Zimmerman is acquitted. Arm yourselves, form citizen defense squads, and practice!!

858 days ago
54.

Oval Beach    

Black on black crime...whoda thought.

858 days ago
55.

Crunkatlanta    

How you gonna say MC'd the funeral service... like it was Summer Jam? I agree with other comments... TMZ slippin... so man news sites to busy riding The Kardashians donks... to get other stuff correct. lol

858 days ago
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myjesusisgood44    

For those saying a Pastor shouldnt drive a nice car, He Is not only a Pastor But also A Gospel Singer and was one before he became a Pastor. Thats how he can afford that car not by pastoring but by singing since the 1980's!

858 days ago
57.

angelface57    

FYI: You don't "MC" a Christian funeral.

857 days ago
58.

Ernest De Brew    

He probably was in a rough or bad area anyway.

Honestly, if you see a group of guys hanging outside, talking crap, and wearing intimidating clothes, then you should not approach him. NEVER SHOW ANY FEAR AROUND THEM BECAUSE THEY MAY SMELL IT.

857 days ago
59.

UnBlvaBl    

Grow up, learn a trade, go to school and get a job. A life of crime has no future, unless you where taught that you belong behind bars locked up like some wild animal. Idiots!

857 days ago
60.

Melinda Masangu    

Thank God he is safe.
A car can be replaced.

857 days ago
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