Pop Winans was key to teaching men how to be real men, men of characterThousands attend Winans memorial Apr 16, 2009
I don't believe that even from a religious point of view that Jesus ever discriminated toward anyone, nor do ISinger McClurkin denies he is anti-gay Oct 24, 2007
There's never been a statement made by me about curing homosexuality. People are using that in order to incite anger and to twist my whole platform on itSinger McClurkin denies he is anti-gay Oct 24, 2007
I want to concentrate on building people and going further than most people think to go in church. I'm interested in people who are on the street, that are disenchanted with church and devising ways of reaching them. God's allowed me to use my notoriety so far as a platform, but now I have to learn how to expand it from hereMcClurkin to quit music business Mar 21, 2005
I'm done and I have to pastor the church that I'm pastoring. That's my focus nowMcClurkin to quit music business Mar 21, 2005
Donnie McClurkin (born November 9, 1959 in Amityville, New York) is a Grammy Award-winning American gospel music singer and minister.
McClurkin was born and raised in Amityville, New York. When he was seven years old, his two-year-old brother was hit and killed by a speeding driver. This greatly impacted the McClurkin family.The night of the funeral, McClurkin's uncle raped McClurkin. Domestic violence and drug abuse took hold in the family. At the age of thirteen, McClurkin was again raped, this time by his cousin, his uncle's son.
McClurkin found comfort through an aunt who sang background vocals with gospel music musician Andraé Crouch. After staying close to Crouch throughout his boyhood, he began to play piano and sing with his church youth choir. He formed the McClurkin Singers by the time he was a teenager, and later formed another group, the New York Restoration Choir.