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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Those attending New Salem Baptist Church in north Minneapolis were surprised by a famous visitor during Sunday’s service.

There in the front pew was singer, songwriter and musician Stevie Wonder who happened to be in town for a performance at the Target Center.

The Rev. Jerry McAfee knows Wonder and extended an invitation to the Sunday service. Church members cheered when Wonder rose to sing a favorite hymn, “I Won’t Complain.”

Minneapolis’ WCCO-TV says Wonder is known for speaking out against violence during stops on his concert tours, specifically in the African-American community.

Toward the end of the service there was another surprise. Wonder said he would donate $10,000 to the church.

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4 thoughts on “Stevie Wonder Surprises Baptist Church With Appearance And Gift

  1. evonnyrose on said:

    I am a member of New Salem MBC and choir member and I was front and center. His song was so appropriate along with the message. Was able to take a picture with Stevie Wonder. awesome!

  2. specialt757 on said:

    Yeah that was awesome, I love Stevie and “I won’t complain” is one of my favorites.
    sn: someone in his camp should really let him know just how awful those braids look starting in the center of his head lol ijs.

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