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Donnie McClurkin

Donnie McClurkin is an award winning singer, pastor and “Sunday Best” judge.

McClurkin, the 54-year-old pastor of Perfecting Faith Church in Freeport, N.Y., blesses people with his singing voice away from the pulpit. While he has been a leading voice in gospel music with a career that spans almost 20 years, McClurkin has a warning for people who believe they can be the next platinum selling artist in gospel music.

“If you want to do it to get into the industry, don’t do it. If you want to do it because you feel like you’re a gospel singer, don’t,” McClurkin told The Christian Post. “It’s got to be something that God has ordained because although it looks good from the outside looking in and although we bless so many people around the world with our music, inside of this gospel music world it’s not easy.”

The renowned singer is one of the best selling in the gospel music industry and has garnered three Grammy Awards, 13 Stellar Awards, Dove and NAACP Awards. Still he explained why he would not advise just anybody interested in being the next gospel music star to attempt to follow in his footsteps.

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