“There are two constants that I know about Whitney Houston,” Perry said to the congregation at the New Hope Baptist Church. “There was a grace that carried, a grace that carried her down from heaven through Miss Cissy Houston, a grace that brought her up through singing.
“This same grace led her all the way to the top of the charts, sold all of these albums and just done some amazing things, won all these awards. She sang for presidents. And there was a grace that kept on carrying her, and that’s one thing I know.
“The other thing I know, for sure,” he added, “and this is more important than anything she’s ever done in her life, Whitney Houston loved the Lord.”
“No matter how high she went in the stratosphere, nothing separated her … ‘neither height nor depth,’ no matter how much struggle, no matter how much she had to go through, no matter what she had to walk through …” he said, it wasn’t enough to separate her from the love of God.
‘If God be for you, who can be against you?’ So say whatever you want, God was for her, and she is resting, singing with the angels.”