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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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61.

Karen    

I felt that it was sad, because no one deserves to be attacked.

835 days ago
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steven    

not surprisingly, since they all look a like, they just grabbed anyone black and charged them... after all, everyonne there were either going to a crime or leaving the scene of a crime..

835 days ago
63.

Stacy    

He was attacked, robbed, and carjacked. So why wouldnt he go to the hospital to get checked out? These guys jumped him. And what is the big deal about what type of vehicle he was driving? I guess all black people should be driving around in mess. I dont think so. He is a WInans, grammy award winning Winans at that. Get a life!

835 days ago
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Melinda Masangu    

Thank God he's safe.
The car can be replaced.

835 days ago
65.

MsLivia    

Oh well pay back for all of his members he's jacking. Sick of pimp preachers.

835 days ago
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lovie2000    

Great Gospel Artist with a group(consisting of family) and a solo career (14 Albums and producing many hits that rake in millions in royalties), Actor in Movies (which actors make a sufficient amount of money also including his music in the soundtracks(raking in royalties again)...... So whatever he drives or lives in ..... I am sure he can afford it without the title of Pastor being held over his head..... As for his neighbors instead of giving them a handout or driving a pinto to keep from hurting their feelings....why don't they ask him questions like.... what can I do to better my life and gain prosperity.... I am sure he offers advice in his church and his sermons.....Some of you people reak of jealously

835 days ago
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gloria    

i hope they catch the sons of bitches! rev marvin is such a nice man dont know him personally but i have seen him on tv many of times hope u r ok rev marvin.

835 days ago
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llprincess    

They should have known who they were car jacking...Don't they even realize that God sees every stunt.

835 days ago
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Barbara Garey    

"This is outrageous. We would not put up with this terrorism from without, why not do something from within. These young people need structure and guidance. Why not turn some of these closed military bases into rehab social structural camps. Jail breeds hostility. Teach these young juveniles a trade, forced if necessary, Commit them until they are able to earn a living with either their minds or their hands. I am tired of sharing the streets with thugs, regardless of race or background.
Freedom is not free when people threaten your life and property.

835 days ago
70.

James    

Let me get this straight. The man was carjacked and lost a $15,000 Rolex & a $60...,000 SUV. That's $75K
that should be used to feed the hungry & house the homeless. I guess I should have gone to seminary school to get rich!

835 days ago
71.

James    

Let me get this straight. The pastor was carjacked and lost a $15K Rolex & a $60...K SUV. That's $75K that should be going to feed the hungry and house the homeless. I guess I should have gone to seminary school to become RICH !!!

835 days ago
72.

Tom    

The police raided a house where the 2 suspects live and found the car abandoned behind a vacant house with no damage...Give it time for arrests to be made...We have to give props to the Detroit Police Department for finally doing a good job

835 days ago
73.

soulbrother#1    

am sorry wat happen to him but still dont flash something big in the hood bad move...

835 days ago
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Big B    

Firstly, he's not her pastor; he is 'a pastor' and was her personal friend (TMZ's error). Secondly, he and his family have reached fame as recording artists, not clergy. Thus, it's fitting for him to drive an expensive vehicle because his music career afforded him that privilege. Moreover, he founded his own church from the proceeds of that career so he didn’t achieve his financial position by preaching alone. Also, to the “vow of poverty” statement, he is not Catholic. Catholic priests are the only sect who take that vow, and that vow doesn’t mean “poor”; it simply means that there’s he shares everything in common. But nonetheless, Winans is Non-Denominational so that doesn’t pertain to his ministry either. In closing, Jesus states in John 10 that he came “so that we might live abundantly.” To those of you who focus on his expensive car beyond the fact that a man was victimized, maybe you should meet Him (Jesus) so that you can live abundantly too.

833 days ago
75.

B    

Firstly, he's not her pastor; he is 'a pastor' and was her personal friend (TMZ's error). Secondly, he and his family have reached fame as recording artists, not clergy. Thus, it's fitting for him to drive an expensive vehicle because his music career afforded him that privilege. Moreover, he founded his own church from the proceeds of that career so he didn’t achieve his financial position by preaching alone. Also, to the “vow of poverty” statement, he is not Catholic. Catholic priests are the only sect who take that vow, and that vow doesn’t mean “poor”; it simply means that there’s he shares everything in common. But nonetheless, Winans is Non-Denominational so that doesn’t pertain to his ministry either. In closing, Jesus states in John 10 that he came “so that we might live abundantly.” To those of you who focus on his expensive car beyond the fact that a man was victimized, maybe you should meet Him (Jesus) so that you can live abundantly too.

833 days ago
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