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Pastor Marvin Winans & Perfecting Church Celebrates 30th Anniversary with Black Tie Gala | Friday, October 11

Grammy Award-Winning Recording Artists BeBe and CeCe Winans Shows Support for Perfecting Gala with Special Performances

Los Angeles, CA (August 21, 2019) – Pastor Marvin L. Winans and the Perfecting Church Choir shined brightly as musical guests at the recent Democratic Presidential Debates held at the Fox Theater in Detroit, Michigan. Winans created special arrangements of, “America the Beautiful” and the “National Anthem” that was performed and aired live on CNN’s domestic and international platforms.

White House correspondent April Ryan tweeted, “What an incredible rendition of “America the Beautiful,” it mixed both the classical choral styles with the soul of the Black church experience. Bravo!”

Pastor Winans has now turned his attention to the Perfecting Church 30 Year Celebration and Gala on Friday, October 11. The black tie affair is being held at the historic Henry Ford Museum 20900 Oakwood Blvd. located in Dearborn, Michigan. The gathering is open to the public and Winans welcomes the residents of Detroit to join the celebration; the deadline for RSVP and ticket confirmation is September 26. Visit www.perfectingchurch.org or call (313) 365-3787 for more information.

The reknown social activist, Bryan Stevenson, and former professor at the University of Michigan School of Law is making national headlines and appearances on television outlets such as: NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt; MSNBC; National Geographic with Katie Couric and a one-on one with OWN Founder and CEO, Oprah Winfrey. The author of New York Times best-seller Just Mercy is the guest speaker for the Perfecting Church’s big celebration. Since 1989, Stevenson has been executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI), a private, nonprofit law organization he founded that focuses on social justice and human rights in the context of criminal justice reform in the United States.

Pastor Marvin L. Winans says, “It is hard to believe that thirty-years have passed since Perfecting Church opened her doors. We are honored to have Social Activist, Bryan Stevenson as our special guest to lift us to a greater awareness of social justice. We will be entertained by the multiple Grammy Award winners BeBe Winans and CeCe Winans. Come and Celebrate with us!”

The evening of festivities begins at 6:30pm with special performances by hometown recording artists, BeBe Winans along with his sister, CeCe Winans. BeBe adds Author and Theatrical Producer to his title after touring the states with his award-winning play and book, Born for This, now headed to Broadway and the book is available for purchase online and via retail. Continuing to make her mark in music and ministry, CeCe recently collected her 12th Grammy Award for the release of Let Them Fall in Love CD, and enjoying her sixth year as Co-Pastor of Nashville Life Church with her husband Alvin Love. The extraordinary talent of these two siblings is unending and far-reaching as they move beyond their confront zone of singing.

The Detroit legacy of the Winans Family expands over several decades. The Patriarch David Winans, Sr. supported his large family as an employee at Ford Motor Company and a few side jobs. Through his example the Winans family learned the importance of community outreach and continues to honor the memory of their father with a very powerful community presence. In 1992, Pastor Winans founded the Perfecting Community Development Corporation (PCDC) which is home to: The Amelia Agnus Transitional Home for Women, The Winans Academy of Performing Arts, Perfecting Community Care Center, Hands of Hope, Camp Peace and SOAR.

A portion of the proceeds will help support the Perfecting Community Development Corporation (PCDC)

Mission Statement: https://perfectingcdc.org/programs-services/.

About Pastor Marvin Winans

Pastor Marvin Winans is a multiple GRAMMY®, Stellar, and Dove winning recording artist, as well as one-fourth of the legendary gospel quartet, The Winans, with whom he recorded such beloved hits as “Tomorrow”, “Ain’t No Need to Worry” and “It’s Time.” Marvin, Carvin, Michael and Ronald crossed formats and styles and stretched the creative boundaries to show the myriad shades and subtleties of love. Ronald, the eldest of the group, passed away in 2005, but The Winans’ distinctive sound and musical legacy blazed the trail for many gospel recording artists, including their younger siblings BeBe and CeCe Winans. The quartet’s tenth and final album was released on the Qwest/Warner Bros. Records label founded by Quincy Jones. They Winans recorded and performed with top music legends such as: Stevie Wonder, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, and countless others. Other highlights of their career comprise of performing for U.S. Presidents, Nelson Mandela and various diplomats. Winans is now the senior pastor of Perfecting Church in Detroit, Michigan and celebrating its 30th Anniversary this year. The church’s humble beginnings started with eight people in Winans’ home basement in 1989. Living by and building on the principle of Colossians 1:28, “Ministry Means People,” the church flourished to a membership of more than 4,500 who congregate weekly in an expansive, 165,000 square foot site facility.

For more information, please contact Erma Byrd at (213) 382-3656, or via email erma@ebyrdcom.com .