Wiki Biography of Donnie McClurkin
Donald Andrew McClurkin Jr. was born in Amityville, New York, to Frances and Donald McClurkin on November 9, 1959. He is the pastor of Perfecting Faith Church in Freeport, New York, as well as a gospel singer, pianist, songwriter, choir director, author, actor, and radio broadcaster who has received numerous accolades.
So, how much money does Donnie McClurkin have? As of early 2016, McClurkin had amassed a net worth of $5 million, according to sources. His lucrative singing career, television and movie performances, radio hosting, and guest appearances on various television shows have all contributed to his wealth.
Donnie McClurkin has a net worth of $5 Million dollars
McClurkin was reared as one of ten children, but his upbringing was not idyllic. Following the sadness of losing his younger brother to a car accident, McClurkin was sexually abused by his great uncle when he was eight years old, and then by his great uncle’s son when he was thirteen years old. He also observed his parents physically abusing each other, while his sisters began abusing drugs. McClurkin was introverted and athletically inept at school, having been born with a physical abnormality of web hands and feet, which led to his peers laughing at him frequently.
Going to church, where he became interested in gospel choirs, provided him with an escape from his terrible childhood realities. His aunt introduced him to gospel singer Andrae Crouch, whose music inspired him to pursue a new interest. McClurkin founded his own gospel choir, The New York Restoration Choir, when she became his mentor. However, now that he had found a way to escape his previous troubles, the new ones began. McClurkin’s quest for sexual identity became a world of turmoil after he was assaulted by men, and he began fighting a hard battle within himself, a war against homosexuality.
Meanwhile, Donnie got a break by singing a solo at a music store owned by the Winans family, well-known gospel singers, with whom he eventually sang on Broadway in the gospel production “Don’t Get God Started.” In 1989, he moved to Detroit to work as an associate minister for Reverend Marvin Winans, who later invited him to join Perfecting Faith Church in New York, where he is now Senior Pastor. In New York, he began leading Bible studies and preaching, eager to reach out to those who had been sexually assaulted as children and offer them hope through his gospel. He had lost interest in homosexuality.
McLurkin was diagnosed with acute leukemia in 1991, but instead of accepting modern medical procedures, he chose to cure himself via prayer. He miraculously healed rapidly, and later tests revealed no evidence of malignancy.
McClurkin’s gospel singing quickly progressed to a professional level, resulting in a sizable net worth. In 1996, he released his first solo album, a self-titled debut that included original songs like “Stand” and gospel oldies like “Holy, Holy, Holy,” and the disc went gold. In 2000, he published his second album, “Live in London and More…”, which was certified platinum. In 2003, he published the gold album “Again,” followed by the platinum album “Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs” in 2004, and his live CD “We All Are One (Live in Detroit)” in 2008. His singing career had made him a gospel superstar and he had amassed a sizable fortune.
McClurkin also negotiated an agreement with commercial giant Dial-Global and syndicator Gary Bernstein for radio syndication. Meanwhile, McClurkin continued his ministry work, receiving his ordination in 2001 and establishing his own Perfecting Faith Church on Long Island. In the same year, he wrote “Eternal Victim, Eternal Victor,” an inspirational memoir about his rehabilitation from sexual abuse and fight to identify his sexuality in accordance with his Christian convictions.
“From Darkness to Light: The Donnie McClurkin Story,” a film on McClurkin’s life, was released in 2004. He has appeared in television shows such as “Girlfriends” and “The Parkers” and starred in the films “The Fighting Temptations” and “Gospel” in 2003 and 2005, respectively. “Perfecting Your Faith,” his own television series, premiered in 2009. McClurkin had amassed a fortune that made him one of the wealthiest pastors in the world.
Three Grammy Awards, ten Stellar Awards, two BET Awards, two Soul Train Awards, a Dove Award, and an NAACP Image Award have all been bestowed upon him over his illustrious career.
McClurkin’s son was born in 2001. Despite the fact that he was not married to his son’s mother, Kim, McClurkin made an effort to be involved in his son’s life. He adopted Michelle, a 9-year-old, as his daughter the next year.
|Date Of Birth
|November 9, 1959
|Place Of Birth
|Amityville, New York, USA
|6′ 1″ (1.85 m)
|Singer, gospel singer, pastor, actor, author, songwriter
|Frances McClurkin, Donald Andy McClurkin Sr., Days Of Elijah, I Call You Faithful, Great Is Your Mercy
|Grammy Awards, ten Stellar awards, two BET awards, Two Soul Train awards, Dove and NAACP Image award
|Live in London and More…, Again (2003), Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs (2004), We All Are One (Live in Detroit) (2008)
|The New York Restoration Choir
|NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Gospel Album, American Music Award for Favorite Contemporary Inspirational Artist, Soul Train Music Award for Best Gospel/Inspirational Song, Days Of Elijah, I Call You Faithful, Great Is Your Mercy
|Perfecting Your Faith (2009)
|Don’t Get God Started