“Whatever I have, I offer to the Lord, and whatever He wants to do with it, He does.” – Donnie McClurkin
This is the multi-award winning Donnie McClurkin’s approach to making music. Well the Lord has spoken once again through the music of Pastor Donnie McClurkin in the new heart-felt single featuring Karen Clark Sheard.
The perfectly titled track “Wait On The Lord“, will be sure to uplift your spirits, while enduring the hardships of today’s economy.
Donnie McClurkin’s smash releases have brought home a trophy case full of awards which includes: 2007 Trumpet Award; two (2) Grammy Awards, Best Traditional Gospel Album- Psalms, Hymns & Spiritual Songs (2006), Best Soul Contemporary Gospel Album- Again (2004); NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Gospel Artist (2004), a BET Award (2001), a (2002) Soul Train Music Award and a number of Dove and Stellar Awards. His upcoming CD – WE ALL ARE ONE (Live In Detroit), his 4th for Verity Gospel Music Group, is sure to continue this trend.
Recorded at Straight Gate International Church in Detroit, the set features Karen Clark Sheard of The Clark Sisters on the first single “Wait On The Lord.” Other tracks include “Choose to Be Dancing,” “When You Love” featuring Mary Mary and Cece Winans; “Trusting In You” and more.
Donnie McClurkin’s television appearances are a mixture of performances on shows like Good Morning America, CBS Saturday Early Show, The View, Essence Awards, BET Awards, Trumpet Awards, UNCF: Evening of the Stars, Extra! TV Guide Channel, and cameos on sitcoms such as UPN’s “Girlfriends”, “The Parkers” and Paramount Studio’s award winning film “The Fighting Temptation” starring Cuba Gooding, Jr. and Beyonce Knowles. He has been featured in USA Today, New York Times, Essence Magazine, Ebony & Jet Magazine, Billboard, Daily Variety and Hollywood Reporter and many others. Still with all the fame and acclaim he has accrued, McClurkin’s sights for posterity are set on things far greater than material gain.
Donnie McClurkin served as an assistant to Pastor Marvin Winans at Detroit’s Perfecting Church for over a decade; he was ordained and sent out by Winans in 2001 to establish Perfecting Faith Church, in Freeport, New York. After overcoming an abusive childhood McClurkin was compelled to share his story with others in his book, “Eternal Victim/Eternal Victor! As a teen he was drawn to street evangelism and prisons; his evangelistic approach and passion to minister to people are evident whenever he’s before an audience. Whether it is on Sunday mornings or in a large arena, his mission is to reach people with the good news of the gospel. “As much as I love music and singing, more now than ever before, I feel my greatest strengths and calling lie in pastoral ministry. It’s my very existence and my greatest joy,” said McClurkin.
When asked what message he wants his life to convey, McClurkin says, “I hope people will be able to say that I really had a true relationship with God,” he concluded. “Not only did I sing it, but my very life exemplified it…no façade or hypocrisy. When I was wrong, I was wrong, but I took blame rather than allow holiness to appear to be some fabricated way of life. I want that people will not have seen me, but rather seen that this is what a relationship with Jesus is like and I would hope it could be said that holiness was what I lived, and what I passed on to the next generation, and the next.”