Donnie McClurkin Biography

Donnie McClurkin is a gospel singer from the United States of America as well as a contemporary Christianity clergyman. He has won a Dove Award, two Soul Train Awards,  two BET Awards, ten Stellar Awards, three Grammy Awards, and one NAACP Image Award, among other honors.

McClurkin established the “McClurkin Singers” while he was a teenager. He later created the “New York Restoration Choir,” which began recording music in 1975.

McClurkin joined Marvin Winans’ Perfecting Church in Detroit, Michigan, as a co-minister in 1989. McClurkin was Winans’ assistant for more than a decade. He was ordained in 2001 and currently serves as a pastor.
He was ordained and dispatched by the Winans in 2001 to start the Perfecting Faith Church in Freeport, New York, where he presently serves as Senior Pastor.

How old is Donnie McClurkin? – Age

November 9, 2020. He was born as Donald Andrew McClurkin Jr. in 1959 in Chester, South Carolina, United States.

Where did Donnie McClurkin go to school? – Education

McClurkin studied at Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School.

Donnie McClurkin – Family

McClurkin is the son of Donald Andy McClurkin Sr. and Frances McClurkin, who both died young. On 18 January 2013, his mother passed away in Bethpage, New York. He was born into a family of six, with one brother (who died when he was two years old) and four sisters: Andrea McClurkin-Mellini, Cheri McClurkin, Tanya McClurkin, and the late Olivia McClurkin, who passed away on 4 November 2008. When Pastor Donnie was two years old, his younger brother was killed by a speeding automobile.

Is Donnie McClurkin married? – Wife

No, McClurkin Jr. isn’t married, and he’s never been married before.
He has, however, admitted to being gay in the past as a result of sexual abuse and pornographic exposure. He goes on to say that through willpower and prayer, he was able to alter his sexual orientation. “I’ve been delivered, and I’m confident that God can do the same for others.” McClurkin was rumored to be dating Nicole C. Mullen, a CCM singer-songwriter.

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Donnie McClurkin’s photo

Donnie McClurkin’s Children – Son and Daughter

Pastor McClurkin is the father of two children, despite being married. Matthew McClurkin, his biological son, was born in 2000 and is his firstborn. He also has a daughter, Michelle, whom he adopted.

What is McClurkin’s Salary?

He is paid an estimated salary of $400,000 a year.

McClurkin’s Net Worth

His net worth is predicted to be $5 million.

Donnie McClurkin Career

The loss of the child McClurkin caused the family to be torn apart. Donnie was sexually molested by his great uncle and then by his great uncle’s son as he fought to come to terms with his brother’s death. With two of his sisters suffering from drug misuse, the family has been through a lot again. With all of the drama in his childhood, Donnie found consolation in visiting church after being introduced to gospel singer Andraé Crouch by an aunt who sang background vocals with Crouch. McClurkin’s passion for music was sparked by their meeting, and he later became his mentor.

Donnie McClurkin Leukemia

McClurkin was diagnosed with leukemia after experiencing severe discomfort and swelling, followed by internal bleeding, in 1991. The doctor advised immediate treatment, but McClurkin, who was 31 at the time, elected to follow his own advice.

Donnie McClurkin- I need you

From his album The Journey, he has a single called I Need You (Live). It was released in 2016 and received a nomination for Best Gospel/Inspirational Song at the Soul Train Music Awards.

Donnie McClurkin – Great is your mercy

Great is your mercy is a song from his album Live in London and More…, which was published in 2000. Donald Andrew “Donnie” McClurkin / Jr. wrote the song.

Donnie McClurkin Stand

Stand is a successful song from his album of the same name, which was released in 1996. Sylvester Stewart composed the tune. It was heavily played on both Gospel and Urban radio stations.

Donnie McClurkin, we fall down

Kyle David Matthews wrote his song, “We Fall Down.” The song was included in the album Live in London and More…, which was released in 2000. It was heavily played on both Gospel and Urban radio stations.

Donnie McClurkin Barack Obama

Because of his views on homosexuality, his inclusion as a headlining musician for then-Senator Barack Obama’s 2008 Presidential campaign sparked controversy. As a result, McClurkin was dropped from the lineup, but he did make an appearance at one of the shows. In August 2013, McClurkin was denied entry to Washington for Jobs and Freedom March’s 50th anniversary. It became legal on a national level according to the Supreme Court’s decision.

McClurkin Songs

  • 2019 Not Yet
  • Days of Elijah
  • 2014 I Need You
  • Great is your mercy
  • Just for me
  • 2014 Stand
  • Only you are holy
  • 2014 We Are Victorious (featuring Tye Tribbett)
  • 2013 I Am Amazed (featuring Erica Campbell & Preashea Hilliard)
  • 2009 Wait on the Lord (featuring Karen Clark Sheard)
  • 2006 Church Medley
  • 2005 Ooh Child (featuring Kirk Franklin)
  • Holy, Holy, Holy
  • 2005 I Call You Faithful
  • 2003 The Prayer (featuring Yolanda Adams)
  • 2000 We Fall Down
  • 1996  Speak To My Heart
  • 1996 Stand

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