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January 12, 2023

Celebrated gospel artist Marvin Winans to perform at SVSU for MLK Regional Celebration

Well-known Detroit pastor and gospel artist Marvin L. Winans will perform at the Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Celebration at Saginaw Valley State University on Wednesday, Jan. 18. The event begins at 7 p.m.   

Winans, along with three of his brothers — Ronald, Carvin (Marvin’s twin) and Michael — rose to prominence in the gospel music community. Performing as The Winans, the brothers released 19 albums between 1981 and 2008. In 2007, Marvin Winans released his first solo recording, “Alone But Not Alone.” 

Winans is scheduled to perform two musical selections during the celebration.

In addition to his musical pursuits, Winans serves as pastor of Perfecting Church, which he founded in 1989. In 1997, he established the Marvin L. Winans Academy of Performing Arts, a metro-Detroit Michigan public school academy serving students from kindergarten through 8th grade. The Winans Academy is authorized by SVSU. 

The MLK Jr. Regional Celebration will also feature a keynote address by Bakari Sellers, a well-known political analyst, activist, author and former South Carolina state representative. The event also includes a presentation of scholarships to 15 students from regional high schools and the announcement of the winners of the Drum Major for Community Service Awards. The MLK Jr. Regional Celebration is free and open to the public, but registration is requested. For more information and to register, visit