One of the most popular gospel musicians in the world celebrated a milestone in his life some hours ago.

Kirk Franklin and his wife, Tammy Collins marked their 20th wedding anniversary on Wednesday, January 20.

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The award winning gospel artist took to Instagram to shower praises on his wife, thanking her for the wonderful years they've spent together as he posted a throwback photo of their wedding day in 1996.

"Can I take my time?! Get past the jacket, the shoulder pads, and the grill before retainers! Today I celebrate 20 years with this woman! We were young, I was dumb, she came from a good family, I had NO family, but she was patient; not stupid. A prime example of how a good woman can change a man without breaking him down. My past was sketchy...she knew that. She didn't compromise her standard but helped me reach it. Every song you've heard over the last 20 years, she wrote it. She was every lyric, every key change spelled her name. We've seen dark days together, but we saw them, TOGETHER. Men can be dumb at times, and want what's newer, fresher, or what our other "head" thinks is better... But to fail Tammy, is to fail God. To cheat on tammy is to cheat on the kingdom, my children, and even you... Those who trust me to chase Christ with everything I got. I'm not perfect, but I'm still in love...with Tammy. Happy 20th anniversary baby! (See bae I did it without saying something nasty!", he joked at the end of his post.

Kirk and Tammy have four children together, Kennedy, Carrington, Caziah and Kerrion Franklin