Multi-platinum gospel recording artist Marvin Sapp is now Bishop Designate Sapp in “Gulf United Fellowship”
(GUF) under the leadership of Bishop Neil C. Ellis.
The excited Michigan-based singer and pastor shared the big news of his elevation on Instagram Wednesday,
Sapp received his “Bull of Intent” certificate in preparation for his official Episcopal Consecration in July.
The appointment of Sapp to this high office was first announced in 2014 at GUF’s “The Gathering” convention in
Winston Salem, NC.
“I’m indeed excited that Bishop Neil C. Ellis thought enough of me to want to bring me into the team,” said Sapp,
48, in an interview with Lift Your Voice Gospel show last year.
“I’m just honored to have this opportunity to be a part of something at the ground floor that is so great.”
At the inauguaral 2014 event, there were over 400 churches from around the world present and more than
“I’m a very strong believer in being connected to visionaries,” said Sapp, who is the Central Province Bishop
Designate of GUF, giving him Jurisdiction over the central region of the United States.
Marvin Sapp Is Elevated To Bishop Designate
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Sapp said, in his new role, he desires to cultivate “fellowship” and “camaraderie” among faith leaders.
GUF is a non-denominational fellowship with a vision to change a generation and expand the influence of the
Kingdom of God to all nations.
Born out of Bishop Ellis’s split from Bishop Paul Morton’s “Full Gospel Baptist Fellowship” following Bishop
Joseph Walker III’s appointment as successor, GUF is rapidly advancing.
Marvin Sapp is presented with his Bull of Intent by Bishop Rudolph McKissick, Jr. in preparation for his
Episcopal Consecration this July (Credit: Instagram)