From despair, trauma, heartache, and depression Donnie McClurkin has risen to become a passionate widely followed Pastor, composer, lyricists, singer, musician, and author. He has spent his life defining the many different styles of Gospel music that is followed the world over.
|Worthy is the Lamb||Hymns & Spiritual Songs|
|Trusting In You||We All Are One||2009|
|Caribbean Medley||Live In London And More ..||2000|
|Donnie Mcclurkin - Stand||2009-10-25 2235|
|Awesome God||Psalms, Hymns & Spiritual Songs||2005|
|I Call You Faithful - Donnie McClurkin lyrics|
|The Prayer||Donnie McClurkin... Again||2003|
|Lord I Lift Your Name||Live In London and more||2000|
|Lord I Lift Your Name On High||Live In London And More ..||2000|
|I'll Trust You Lord||Wow Gospel 2003 Disc 2||2003|
|I'm Walking In Authority||2008-12-24 1431|
|Church Medley||Psalms, Hymns & Spiritual Songs||2005|
|Purple||We All Are One||2009|
|The Great I Am||We All Are One||2009|
|He's Calling You||Donnie McClurkin... Again||2003|
|King Inside of Me||He-Motions||2004|
|Again||Donnie McClurkin... Again||2003|
|When You Love||We All Are One||2009|
|Special Gift||Donnie McClurkin... Again||2003|
|Heart To Soul||Donnie McClurkin... Again||2003|
|donnie||We All Are One||2008|
|Im Walking in Authority||Donnie McKlurkin||2003|
|Donnie McClurkin||Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs Disc 1||2004|
|Wait On The Lord||We All Are One||2009|
|I'm Walking||Donnie McClurkin... Again||2003|
|Create In Me A Clean Heart||Donnie McClurkin... Again||2003|
|Holy||Donnie McClurkin... Again||2003|
|Yes You Can||Donnie McClurkin... Again||2003|
|Ooh Child||The Gospel Soundtrack||2005|
|Who Would've Thought||Live In London And More ..||2000|
|Victory Chant||Live In London And More ..||2000|
|Didn't You Know||Live In London And More ..||2000|
|That's What I Believe||Live In London And More ..||2000|
|Only You Are Holy||Psalms, Hymns & Spiritual Songs||2005|
|Agnus Dei||Psalms, Hymns & Spiritual Songs||2005|
|Total Praise||Psalms, Hymns & Spiritual Songs||2005|
|Holy Holy Holy||Sing Like Donnie McClurkin||2002|
|I Do I Do||Sing Like Donnie McClurkin||2002|
|Days of Elijah||Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs Disc 1||2004|
|We Fall Down||Sing Like Donnie McClurkin||2002|
|Stand||Sing Like Donnie McClurkin||2002|
|I Call You Faithful||The Very Best Of Praise And Worship, Vol.2||2007|
|Speak To My Heart||The Very Best Of Praise & Worship: Songs Of Praise For The Family||2008|
|Great Is Your Mercy||The Very Best Of Praise & Worship: Songs Of Praise For The Family||2008|
Donnie McClurkin – Spreading the Goodness of God
”McClurkin is gospel music's hidden treasure. Music lovers everywhere know his music if not his name. And that's all right with him, as long as the message about the goodness of the Lord is being heard and souls are being healed and lifted.”
From despair, trauma, heartache, and depression Donnie McClurkin has risen to become a passionate widely followed Pastor, composer, lyricists, singer, musician, and author. He has spent his life defining the many different styles of Gospel music that is followed the world over. His many awards for so many different types of media attest to his versatility and charisma that he embeds in his music, writing, and sermons.
Donnie McClurkin - The Early Life
The Frances and Donald McClurkin Sr. family was a large one. On November 9, 1959 Donnie became one of their 10 children. Double tragedy struck when he was 8 years old when his younger brother was hit by a car and killed and Donnie was molested by a family member for the first of two times. As a toddler, he was able to hum a complete song before he would even talk. A classic example of how a religious family has hurts, traumas, abuses, and hurdles of their own to overcome, young Donnie began devoting himself the church at a very early age.
The Young Talent
The talent of Donnie McClurkin was apparent early on. His aunt was instrumental in enabling him to listen to and meet legend Andrae Crouch. Crouch quickly became his mentor, giving Donnie the tools to use music to escape from a troubled existence. He learned to play musical instruments and started forming groups of his own. As a teen he began singing and formed his first group, the McClurkin Singers, consisting of 4 talented sisters and 4 close friends. His dream of working with Rev. Marvin Winans came to be in 1989 when Donnie moved to Detroit to become an associate minister in Winan’s staff.
Going onward and upwards
Growing within his gospel fame and from within his commitment to spread the word throughout the world Donnie McClurkin continued to compose, perform, and minister where he felt his music could have a direct impact. He strived to reach others that came from the same inner spaces that he had risen from.
At 41 he was diagnosed with Leukemia and chose to follow his own heart and forgo medical treatment. For him, this seemed to work as a year later, he was found to be cancer free, but not without an impact. His beautiful voice had been irrevocably damaged. This didn’t stop the intrepid performer. He and his sisters went back to the studio and recorded The McClurkin Project. He continued to record both solo releases and with Marvin Winans, Gladys Knight, Kelly Price and was invited to the White House by both Clinton and Bush as well as performing during Obama’s campaign.
During this busy meteoric rise he also focuses on his Perfect Church ministry that he conducts weekly services at. During the Hopeville tour he organized it around being able to fly back to conduct the services. He also authored Eternal Victims, Eternal Victor, a novel based on his own trials and despair.
As of this writing, McClurkin has won 2 Grammy, 10 Stellar, 2 BET 2 Soul Train, a DOVE and a NAACP Image Awards. When We Fall Down was #1 on the Gospel charts for more than 40 weeks and in the top 20 on the R&B charts. More of his famous music includes Stand and Speak to My Heart.
His beliefs were tested time and time again. His sister, Olivia, was taken by cancer and during a trip to Italy, his mother, was stricken by seizures. His unshakable faith continues to carry him on.
Did you know…?
….that McClurkin has his own pound cake recipe?
….he adopted his daughter when she was 10 years old?
….being signed to perform in South Carolina brought Obama a lot of criticism because of his views on homosexuality?