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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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Deborah Nolan    

Why did you describe Mr. Winans as "Whitney Houston's Pastor? We all know Marvin Winans and his family on their own merits. It's time to let Ms. Houston rest, let her be.

This was about Rev. Marvin Winans getting carjacked, Whitney Houston has nothing to do with that.

820 days ago


He should have had someone with him going to a furneral. Doesn't Bishop Jakes, and Bishop Noel have one, and linwood and Davison. I use to live thier and would not go near that area. I do think if he had someone with this may not have happened?

818 days ago
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