Pastor and award-winning gospel legend Donnie McClurkin released his first CD in five years entitled, “We All Are One.”
“I decided to record in Detroit after much prayer," said McClurkin. "I put a lot of thought into the cities we record. My mentor Andrae Crouch made one of his best CDs live in London, so I did the same thing some 20 years afterwards Recording in Detroit this time goes without saying because that’s home!
“When I think about my legacy I hope people will say whether you like Donnie McClurkin or not at least he’s real,” says McClurkin. "He has a genuine love for God and mankind. He’s transparent so when he’s wrong, he doesn’t mind being the first one to amit it.
In June, McClurkin will celebrate his eight-year anniversary as the pastor of Perfecting Faith Church in Long Island, New York. “I don’t have a church. I don’t have any members. It’s not mine. Well who’s it? If it ain’t min then it’s God’s.”
McClurkin with his four sisters. Olivia (far right) passed away. He dedicated a verse to his sister on one of his new songs “All I Ask.”
“I cried for two hours and didn’t realize that much time has passed,” says McClurkin. “I didn’t want to let her go.”
Nine-time stellar award winner Warren Sapp takes time out to enjoy McClurkin’s “One Love” cruise.
Comedian and actor Sinbad, Dorinda Clark Cole and Donnie McClurkin host the 2009 Stellar Awards at TK
Cole keeps Sinbad (left) and McClurkin schooled on the hottest nominees.
McClurkin sells to a sold-out audience on the One Love Cruise. “Everybody understands love that’s what I want to promote,” says McClurkin.
McClurkin says he has learned to do and say everything in love. “I learned that I wasn’t loving right and that’s hurt me more than anything. What I mean by that is that in my lack of love I might have given people the Word but not delivered it with the love of God. In other words, I might be right in what I say, but wrong in how I deliver.”