Come 1989, the South Carolina gospel musician was hired as an associate minister at Marvin Winans’ Perfecting Church in Detroit, Michigan where he served as an assistant for more than a decade.His respite from the vicissitudes of life was however interrupted in 1991 when he began having a sharp pain and swelling followed by internal bleeding which was later diagnosed to be leukaemia. Matt Crouch, the host of the show, announced that Donnie was getting married, no one had to think far on who the bride would be as Nicole C.While Mc Clurkin has never been married but the single father has often mentioned he’d love to find someone right in the future. For some, it is a roller coaster of comfort, wealth and fame while to others, it is a mix of the unpleasant and at times pleasant things that come later in their life which they can’t help but revel in.Thereafter he went to a church and thought of working there.He formed a group called the Mc Clurkin Singers and started to sing.Check out the audio below to hear what Donnie has to say about the alleged romance.Also, Fred Hammond chimes in on the discussion to reflect on being a new Gospel artist and the challenges they’ve faced in the past.
Donnie has won three Grammy Awards, two Soul Train Awards, ten Stellar Awards, two BET Awards, a Dove Award and an NAACP Image Awards with many more still to come. Mc Clurkin didn’t deny the likelihood on the show but Mullen further clarified her stand through Twitter, stating that while they were dating, they are not set to marry.After losing his brother to a hit and run accident, Donnie and his other siblings were sent to stay with their grandmother and after some time with their uncle Clarence. As an 8-year-old, before he ever had his first kiss from a girl, Donnie was sordidly raped by his uncle and subsequently thrown into a world of confusion. raped him as well and even made him his sex slave with threats of doing worse things to him if he tells anyone.Donnie Mcclurkin lived in confusion for years as he even found men of similar intent in the church which was his safe haven.Donnie Mc Clurkin sparked off rumours when he posted a picture himself and Nicole Mullen who was his date to the Stellar Awards, Nicole C. They both walked the red carpet of the 31st Annual Stellar together and seemed very close indeed.Mullen was previously married to CCM singer-songwriter David Mullen, before opening up about her divorce in 2014.