Donnie McClurkin Biography
Donnie McClurkin is a renowned American gospel singer and evangelist. He has won three Grammy Awards, two Soul Train Awards, two BET Awards, ten Stellar Awards, A Dove Award, and an NAACP Image Award. In addition, Donnie is one of the top-selling gospel artists, selling over 10 million albums worldwide. He was even named a “Reigning King of Urban Gospel” by Variety.
At the age of eight years, he lost his two-year-old brother was hit and killed by a speeding driver. Soon after the loss, McClurkin experienced family turmoil due to his brother’s loss. Soon after, he was a victim of childhood sexual abuse at the hands of his great uncle. For some years, he was abused by his great uncle’s son.
In addition, two of the sisters dealt with substance abuse problems. From that point, he started seeking solace in going to church, and also through his aunt who sang background vocals with gospel musician, Andraé Crouch. With such inspiration, he got interested in music. By the time he was a teenager, Donnie had formed the McClurkin Singers and later formed the New York Restoration Choir, with recordings from as early as 1975.
Donnie McClurkin Age
McClurkin is 61 years old as of 2020. He was born on November 9, 1959, in Chester, South Carolina, the United States of America. His birth name is Donald Andrew “Donnie” McClurkin, Jr.
Donnie McClurkin Church
In 1989, McClurkin was hired as an associate minister at Marvin Winans’ Perfecting Church in Detroit, Michigan. He served as an assistant to Winans for over a decade. In 1991, he was diagnosed with Leukemia, later turning the doctor’s advice on immediate treatment.
In 2001, Donnie was ordained as a pastor by Marvin L. Winans. In the same year, he established Perfecting Faith Church in Freeport, New York, a church that started as a small bible study group.
His weekly radio program, The Donnie McClurkin Show debuted in 2006, where he broadcasted to over seventy-five markets. Between 2010 to 2015, McClurkin featured as a judge on five seasons of BET’s Sunday Best. His discography includes Again (2003), Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs (2004), We Are All One (Live in Detroit) (2008), Duets (2014), and The Journey (Live) (2016).
In 2009, Donnie broadcast his own television series, Perfecting Your Faith, on cable television. His television appearances include Good Morning America, The View, CBS”s The Early Show, Girlfriends, and The Parkers. Moreover, he has been featured in films such as The Gospel and The Fighting Temptations where he played a single man or a pastor.
Donnie McClurkin Wife
McClurkin is not yet married. He is in a serious relationship with Nicole C. Mullen, an American gospel singer, songwriter, and choreographer.
Donnie McClurkin Children|Son
McClurkin has a son named Matthew McClurkin born in the year 2000.
Donnie McClurkin Songs
- 1996 Stand
- 1996 Speak To My Heart
- 2000 We Fall Down
- 2003 The Prayer(featuring Yolanda Adams)
- 2005 I Call You Faithful
- 2005 Ooh Child (featuring Kirk Franklin)
- 2006 Church Medley
- 2009 Wait on the Lord (featuring Karen Clark Sheard)
- 2009 We All Are One (Live in Detroit)
- 2013 I Am Amazed (featuring Erica Campbell & Preashea Hilliard)
- 2014 We Are Victorious (featuring Tye Tribbett)
- ‘014 Stand
- 2014 I Need You
- 2019 Not Yet
Donnie McClurkin Net Worth
Donnie has a net worth of $5 million as of 2021. His wealth is attributed to his successful career as a pastor and gospel musician.