Donnie McClurkin Biography, Age, Family, Wife, Songs, Net Worth and Son

By | March 28, 2024

Donnie McClurkin Biography

Donnie is a gospel music singer and contemporary Christianity minister hailing from the USA. He is a multi award-wining singer proud of awards as one Dove Award, two BET Awards, three Grammy Awards, two Soul Train Awards, ten Stellar Awards and one NAACP Image Award.

McClurkin is the author of the “McClurkin Singers,” a group of group that he began when he was a teen. Afterwards, he founded another team by the title the “New York Restoration Choir” the group recorded music since 1975.

Come 1989, McClurkin was nominated as a co-minister at the Perfecting Church of Marvin Winans in Detroit, Michigan. For over ten years, McClurkin worked as an assistant to Winans. In 2001, his ordination took place and he was sent by the Winans to start the Perfecting Faith Church in Freeport, New York, where he is now the main Pastor.

How old is Donnie McClurkin?

He was born in 1959 in Chester, South Carolina, United States. His official names are as Donald Andrew McClurkin Jr. McClurkin is 61 years old as of November 9th 2020.

Donnie McClurkin Family – Childhood

McClurkin is a son to the late Frances McClurkin and Donald Andy McClurkin Sr. His mother passed on on 18th January 2013 in Bethpage, New York, United States. He is a member of the family of six with one brother who passed away at the age of 2 and four sisters; Cheri McClurkin, Andrea McClurkin-Mellini, Tanya McClurkin, and the late Olivia McClurkin, who as well passed away on 4th November 2008. Pastor Donnie’s brother was hit and killed by a speeding car when he was two years old.

The death of the young McClurkin coursed turmoil in the family. As he struggled to let go his brother’s demise, Donnie was sexually abused by his uncle and again his uncle’s son later on. The family went through a lot again with two of his sisters completely amerced in drug abuse. With all the chaos in his life, Donnie found solace in attending church after his aunt who sang background vocals with the gospel singer, Andraé Crouch took him to Crouch. Their meeting fired McClurkin’s passion for music eventually becoming his mentor.

Is Donnie McClurkin married?

McClurkin Jr. is not married and has never been married. However, he has opened up about having been a homosexual before due to sexual abuse and being exposed to pornography. He further stated that he was able to change this bad habit through will and prayer. “I am delivered and I know God can deliver others, too.” There has been a gossip that McClurkin and CCM singer-songwriter, Nicole C. Mullen, were in relationship.

Donnie McClurkin’s Children 

Despite being married, Pastor McClurkin has two children. His first-born child Matthew McClurkin was born in 2000. He adopted a daughter by the name Michelle

Donnie McClurkin Leukemia

In 1991, McClurkin had a sudden pain and swelling, thereafter internal bleeding, that led to diagnosis of leukemia. Immediate care was recommended by the doctor, but McClurkin, who was then 31, chose to take his own advice.

Donnie McClurkin- I need you

His single I need you is from his album The Journey (Live). It was unveiled in 2016 and was appointed by Soul Train Music Award for Best Gospel/Inspirational Song.

Donnie McClurkin – Great is your mercy

His song – great is your mercy was launched in 2000 under his Album Live in London and More… The song was authored by Donald Andrew “Donnie” McClurkin / Jr.

Donnie McClurkin Stand

Stand is his hit song that was unveiled in 1996 under the album that was named after him. The song was authored by Sylvester Stewart. It was played in heavy rotation on both Gospel and Urban radio.

Donnie McClurkin we fall down

His song we fall down was authored by Kyle David Matthews. The song was unveiled in 2000 under the album Live in London and More… It was played in heavy rotation on both Gospel and Urban radio.

Donnie McClurkin Barack Obama

His listing as a main artist for the 2008 Presidential campaign of then-Senator Barack Obama coursed controversy due to his opinion on homosexuality. As a result, McClurkin was removed from the appearance roster, but he still featured at one of the concerts. McClurkin was removed from the 50th anniversary of the Washington for Jobs and Freedom March in August 2013. The Supreme Court made it nationally legal.

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)
  • 2013 I Am Amazed (featuring Erica Campbell & Preashea Hilliard)
  • 2014 We Are Victorious (featuring Tye Tribbett)
  • 2014 Stand
  • 2014 I Need You
  • 2019 Not Yet

Donnie McClurkin Net Worth

‎McClurkin has a net worth estimated at $5 Million, which he has earned from his profession as a Gospel singer.

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