Posted by: Apostolic Oneness Pentecostals | April 9, 2009

Pop Winans — died Wednesday in a Nashville, Tenn.

America has lost a giant in gospel music. The patriarch of America’s leading family of gospel singers, David Winans Sr. — known affectionately as Pop Winans — died Wednesday in a Nashville, Tenn., hospice. A longtime Detroit resident, Winans was a respected gospel singer in his own right, but was perhaps best known as the father of several of gospel music’s leading lights, including his four sons who made up the influential group the Winans, and BeBe and CeCe Winans. He had been in Nashville since suffering a heart attack and stroke in October 2008. His wife, Delores, was at his bedside when he died. He was in Nashville because several of his 10 children had relocated to the area.

Services will be held Tuesday and Wednesday in Detroit.


  1. I don’t understand why I never heard about Pop Winan’s death. Iam so sorry about that. I dearly love him and his wife and all of the children. CC is a dear person. May God always smile on them all. Irene Harris

  2. I am so sorry to hear about the Winans family loss! I too did not know about the death of this great man of God! I just found out when they were doin a tribute to the deceased on the Grammy awards so I had to look it up on the comupter to confirm…May God continue to bless the family…I send up a special prayer for Momma Winans, I love you all!


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