But in case the Faithful still need convincing Sapp gift wraps the mighty “Praise Your Way Through,” a rousing, tambourine-accompanied spiritual call to action in acknowledging God for all he’s done for each of us.
Sapp takes listeners back to the old school with “The Old Rugged Cross,” a refreshing spin on a beloved Gospel standard. On it, his voice sweetly rides tender piano chords as he pledges his life to the Lord.
“Yes You Can” is aimed at the selfie generation, a commercially savvy song featuring wax DJ scratches and an undeniably danceable rhythm that entertains as it uplifts.
The former Commissioned musician also tips his proverbial hat to recently departed gospel great Andrae Crouch with a tribute to his legend on the 80s-flavored “Count on You,” which he wrote with Lindsey and Myron Williams.
The golden-piped singer mounts the pulpit to preach about how Jesus’ love has saved him on the dramatic, string-swelled “Thank You for the Cross.” More traditional praise and worship songs like Honor and Glory, Holy Spirit Overflow and Your Love round out Sapp’s stellar spiritual love offering.
Soon fans may have an opportunity to not only hear the charismatic singer but see him on a reality show that’s in the works. In the meantime Sapp continues to tour the country preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ in word and song, devoting much of his spare time to acting as an advocate for charter schools, particularly the Grand Rapids Ellington Academy of Arts and Technology (GREAAT) which he opened with his wife. “As parents we understood what the right educational opportunities could provide for our kids, and it is my desire for us to be able to give all our kids the same promising chance at life.”
Sapp has enjoyed a decorated music career receiving 22 Stellar Awards, 2 Soul Train Music Awards, 2 BET Awards, 2 Dove Awards and 8 BMI Songwriter’s Awards for sales along with many other accolades and honors from national, regional and local institutions.