But on September 9, 2010, the mother of his three children, his manager and business partner, his co-pastor, a licensed psychologist, and all-round helpmate passed away.Four short months later at the Stellar Awards, Sapp—named “Artist of the Year” (for his CD, The Best in Me), dedicated the award to his late wife, later breaking down.

He was a student at the unaccredited Aenon Bible College in Indianapolis, Indiana.

He dropped out of Aenon after being invited by Gospel singer Fred Hammond to sing with Commissioned in 1991 after Keith Staten left. In 1996, Sapp decided to establish himself as a contemporary gospel solo artist and has recorded seven albums.

After all I've done wrong, Your love still goes on How can You keep on blessing me over and over again?

Your love is unconditional, it must be When I felt alone, You came and stayed right there My weakest moments showed me that You cared You comfort me in my time of pain and need In You I have assurance, when in despair You bring relief And I must say thank you For the things You have done me But I wanna know Why do You keep on loving me over and over again?

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Sapp was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and began singing in church at age four.

He spent his teenage years singing with a number of Gospel groups and ensembles.

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View all items tagged Over and Over Again » You gave me all that You were able to give And died upon the cross that I might live You bore my hurt and You wiped my tears away And loosed the shackles I was in and You cleansed me of my sins And I must say thank You For the things You have done for me But I wanna know Why do You keep on loving me over and over again?

With its release, Sapp became the all-time highest charting gospel artist in Billboard Here I Am's lead single, "The Best in Me," which was co-written by the album's producer, Aaron Lindsey (Israel Houghton), peaked at No.