Donnie McClurkin (born November 9, 1959) is an American gospel music singer and minister. He has won three Grammy awards, ten Stellar awards, two BET awards, two Soul Train awards, one Dove award and one NAACP Image award for his work.
McClurkin was born and raised in Amityville, New York. When he was eight years old, his two-year-old brother was hit and killed by a speeding driver and the night of the funeral, McClurkin’s uncle raped him. 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.