GMC will be showing the world premiere of The Song that Changed My Life with Marvin Sapp on Saturday, September 8, 2012.
According to the press release, the show features Marvin Sapp and Yolanda Bennett, a former hairdresser and mother whose life was transformed by Sapp’s 2007 hit single “Never Would Have Made It.”
Yolanda Bennett is an Atlanta mother who fell into a deep depression and dependence on prescription drugs after the back-to-back deaths of her husband and father.
Remarkably, Bennett’s downward spiral came to an overnight stop after she tuned in by chance to an awards show in which Sapp was performing “Never Would Have Made It.”
Inspired by the song, Bennett quit her medications cold turkey the next day and began turning her life around. Interwoven with Bennett’s story are candid interviews with Sapp, who tells how the song came to him during a dark time of his own, when he was grieving the loss of his father in 2007.
“I want people to understand that you can get through things and move on and have a happier life,” Bennett says.
Sapp, who is the pastor at Lighthouse Full Life Center Church in Grand Rapids, Mich., adds, “I never understood the power of a song until this experience. The fact that something so little can impact somebody so much, I’m astounded and thankful.”
Marvin Sapp The Song that Changed My Life also includes interviews with with Sapp’s brother Henry Sapp, as well as Bennett’s sister Stephanie Cook; her mother, Dorothy Bennett; her daughter, Jayde Bennett; and her young son, Donavyn Bennett-Hill.
The Song that Changed My Life with Marvin Sapp is the second installment in the network’s reality television series chronicling the impact of inspirational music by great artists. The inaugural episode featured a Greenville, S.C. family whose lives were forever altered by the song “When Loves Takes You In” by Steven Curtis Chapman.Follow 1-800Gospel on Twitter at @GospelMusic and like us on Facebook!