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

Pastor and Gospel singer, Donnie McClurkin

Donnie McClurkin Biography

Donnie McClurkin born as Donald Andrew “Donnie” McClurkin, Jr. is a Gospel Singer, contemporary Christian, and inspirational worshipper who was born in the United States of America.


He had founded the McClurkin Singers by the time he was a teenager, and he later formed another group, the New York Restoration Choir, with recordings from as early as 1975. In 1989, McClurkin was appointed as a co-minister at the Perfecting Church of Marvin Winans in Detroit, Michigan. For over a decade, McClurkin served as an assistant to Winans. In 2001, he was ordained and sent by the Winans to create the Perfecting Faith Church in Freeport, New York, where he is now the Senior Pastor.

Donnie McClurkin Age

McClurkin  is 60 years old as of November 9, 2020. He was born in 1959 in Chester, South Carolina, United States.

Donnie McClurkin Family

McClurkin is the son of the late Frances McClurkin and Donald Andy McClurkin Sr. His mother died on 18 January 2013 in Bethpage, New York, United States. He is the only son and has four sisters; Cheri McClurkin, Andrea McClurkin-Mellini, Tanya McClurkin, and the late Olivia McClurkin, who died on 4 November 2008. He had a brother who was hit and killed by a speeding car when he was two-year-old.

Because of the death of his brother, McClurkin endured family turmoil, and afterward, he was sexually abused by his uncle and his brother’s cousin. Two of his sisters were struggling with issues of drug addiction and that’s when young McClurkin found solace when he went to church, and also through Andraé Crouch, an aunt of his who sang background vocals with the gospel singer.

Donnie McClurkin Wife

It was rumored that McClurkin was dating CCM singer-songwriter, Nicole C. Mullen. He has a son who was born in 2000 and is known as Matthew McClurkin. In 2002, McClurkin told a Christian website that due to childhood molestation and painful exposure to pornography, he had suffered from homosexuality. He went on and said that it was through prayers that he was able to reverse from being gay.

American Gospel minister, Donnie McClurkin Jr.
American Gospel minister, Donnie McClurkin Jr.

Donnie McClurkin Leukemia

In 1991, McClurkin had a sudden pain and swelling, followed by internal bleeding, led him to be diagnosed with 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 released in 2016 and was nominated by Soul Train Music Award for Best Gospel/Inspirational Song.

Donnie McClurkin – Great is your mercy

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

Donnie McClurkin Stand

Stand is his hit song which was released in 1996 under the album that was named after him. The song was written 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 written by Kyle David Matthews. The song was released 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 headlining artist for the 2008 Presidential campaign of then-Senator Barack Obama stirred controversy because of his views on homosexuality. As a result, McClurkin was excluded from the appearance roster, but he still appeared at one of the concerts. McClurkin was disinvited 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 an estimated net worth of $5 Million, which he has earned from his career as a Gospel singer.