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" My assignment is to take my situation and to use it to help others who feel hopeless and/or helpless because of loss. "
" Whether looking at pop music, hip-hop or R&B, it's rare to find an artist who hasn't been touched or affected by the power and soul of gospel music. In fact, many of today's popular artists such as Whitney Houston, John Legend, and Katy Perry started their careers in the church choir. "
" I just believe that whatever I post should be my content. "
" My church has a health and fitness ministry to encourage our members to take care of spiritually and physically; how could I not? "
" A friend of mine said something powerful at his grandfather's funeral. He said that the greatest lesson from his grandfather's life was that he died empty, because he accomplished everything he wanted, with no regrets. I think that, along with leaving a legacy, would be the greatest sign of success. "
" Some men don't have the opportunity to be the type of father they need to be, and I hope my example teaches them to step up. "
" I chose to sing in the church, and have never regretted it. "
" I understand now that God trusts me enough to give me three kids - Marvin Jr., Mikaila and Madisson - who totally depend on me. They know I'm going to be there for them no matter what. "
" I have been singing gospel music since I was four years old. "
" Now we have so many different genres of music, it's amazing to me. Even in the gospel music arena, you've got hip-hop, you got contemporary, urban contemporary, you got traditional, you got neo-soul gospel, you've got all of these different things. "
" The Bible tells us that we're supposed to leave an inheritance for children. "
" D.C. is one my largest audiences. They buy tons of records of mine in Washington, D.C. "
" I want people to understand that tragedy and trial does not necessarily mean that you are a victim. "
" Keep doing what you do, and people that enjoy what you do are gonna buy your music and love on you. "
" The worse thing in the world is for an individual to live, breath and exist and leave this earth, die, and not make impact. "
" Some things you just don't get over. "
" Entertainment and information work well together. "
" I have to prioritize: father first, and then a pastor and a recording artist and entrepreneur. I try to put everything in proper perspective, and then the proper priority. "
" Gospel music allows us to become closer to God and closer to each other. "
" Marvin's Motivational Moments actually started as something that was actually therapeutic for me. I would sit up late at night after my wife passed trying to adjust to being alone. "
" I tell people all the time, 'As long as my kids are doing good, I'm gonna be alright.' "
" When my wife got sick, I didn't understand why God was doing what he was doing. "
" Being a pastor is pressure because we have to counsel people. "
" I think people are transient. Back in the early church, there was a 'stick and stay' mentality. In this day and time, people have a fast food mentality of ministry. If it doesn't fit them or if it doesn't fit in their schedule, they'll move on to something else. That's a norm in today's time. "
" The best way to honor someone who has passed is to live. "