|Born||November 9, 1959|
|Origin||Amityville, New York, U.S.|
|Years active||1996 - present|
|Website||www.donniemcclurkin.com (Official Website)|
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McClurkin was born and raised in Amityville, New York. Amityville is an upscale village in the town of Babylon in Suffolk County, New York, in the United States. McClurkin found comfort through an aunt who sang background vocals with gospel music musician Andraé Crouch. This article is about the canonical books of the New Testament Andraé Edward Crouch (born July 1, 1942, in San Francisco, California Musical career His first group was the Church of God After staying close to Crouch throughout his boyhood, he began to play piano and sing with his church youth choir. The piano is a Musical instrument played by means of a keyboard that produces sound by striking steel strings with Felt covered hammers For the musical composition see Chorale. A choir, chorale, or chorus is a Musical ensemble of Singers He formed the McClurkin Singers by the time he was a teenager, and later formed another group, the New York Restoration Choir.
Hired as an associate minister at Marvin Winans' Perfecting Church in 1989, with his vocals during a seminar, McClurkin endured a bout with leukemia that year. In Christian churches, a minister is someone who is authorized by a church or religious organization to perform clergy functions such as teaching of beliefs The Winans family is an African-American family of Gospel music artists from Detroit, Michigan. Seminar is generally a form of Academic instruction either at a University or offered by a commercial or professional organization Leukemia or leukaemia (Greek leukos λευκός, "white" aima αίμα, "blood" is a Cancer of the Blood 
A friendship with a Warner Alliance executive resulted in his signing to the label for his 1996 self-titled LP, with producers Mark Kibble (of Take 6), Cedric and Victor Caldwell plus Andraé Crouch. Warner Alliance was a Contemporary Christian imprint of Warner Music Group. Mark Kibble is a Gospel music Singer and a member of the award-winning gospel performing group Take 6. Take 6 is an influential American A cappella Gospel music Sextet formed in 1980 on the campus of Oakwood College in Andraé Edward Crouch (born July 1, 1942, in San Francisco, California Musical career His first group was the Church of God The disc, which featured the perennially popular "Stand," went gold shortly after being publicly lauded by Oprah Winfrey.  At the 48th annual Grammy Awards, he won a grammy in the category Traditional Soul Gospel Album, for "Psalms, Hymns & Spiritual Songs".  In 2004, he sang at the Republican National Convention.  He is now the pastor of Perfecting Faith Church in Freeport, New York. Freeport is a village in the Town of Hempstead, Nassau County, New York, USA, on the South Shore of Long Island 
Although he identified as gay for several years, McClurkin states that he is now an ex-gay. In the English language, gay is an Adjective that in modern usage refers to Homosexuality. Ex-gay is a term sometimes used to refer to persons who once identified as Gay or Lesbian, but have since turned away from such identification for  In his book Eternal Victim, Eternal Victor McClurkin wrote that homosexuality is a spiritual issue and that one can be delivered from it by God;
"The abnormal use of my sexuality continued until I came to realize that I was broken and that homosexuality was not God's intention. God is the principal or sole Deity in Religions and other belief systems that worship one deity. . . for my masculinity. "
He then describes himself as going through a process by which he became "a saved and sanctified man". In Theology, salvation can mean three related things being saved from or Liberation from something such as Suffering or the punishment of The word sanctification (see -ification) refers to the act or Process McClurkin has stated that homosexuality is a curse. 
McClurkin's listing as a headlining performer for Senator Barack Obama's 2008 Presidential campaign has stirred controversy because of his views on homosexuality. The United States presidential election of 2008, scheduled for Tuesday November 4 2008 will be the 56th consecutive Homosexuality refers to sexual behavior with or attraction to people of the same sex or to a Homosexual orientation.