Donnie McClurkin : Photos

See photos and get facts about new "Sunday Best" judge Donnie McClurkin.

Donnie McClurkin - Donnie McClurkin was born and raised in Amityville, New York.

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Donnie McClurkin - Donnie McClurkin was born and raised in Amityville, New York.

Donnie McClurkin - In his teenage years, Donnie became heavily involved in church, learned how to play the piano and formed several singing groups.

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Donnie McClurkin - In his teenage years, Donnie became heavily involved in church, learned how to play the piano and formed several singing groups.

Donnie McClurkin - In 1991, he was diagnosed with leukemia, but several months later showed no traces of the disease.

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Donnie McClurkin - In 1991, he was diagnosed with leukemia, but several months later showed no traces of the disease.

Donnie McClurkin - His self-titled first album was released in 1996, and included the hit single, ?Stand.?

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Donnie McClurkin - His self-titled first album was released in 1996, and included the hit single, “Stand.”

Donnie McClurkin - With his love of radio, Donnie launched the ?Donnie McClurkin Radio Program,? and built a recording studio in his church.

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Donnie McClurkin - With his love of radio, Donnie launched the “Donnie McClurkin Radio Program,” and built a recording studio in his church.

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Donnie McClurkin - Not limited to just music, Donnie has acted in several films, including ?The Gospel? and ?The Fighting Temptations,? and has appeared in the TV shows ?Girlfriends? and ?The Parkers.?

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Donnie McClurkin - Not limited to just music, Donnie has acted in several films, including “The Gospel” and “The Fighting Temptations,” and has appeared in the TV shows “Girlfriends” and “The Parkers.”

Donnie McClurkin - ?Eternal Victim, Eternal Victor? is Donnie?s autobiography in which he discusses his past family abuse.

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Donnie McClurkin - “Eternal Victim, Eternal Victor” is Donnie’s autobiography in which he discusses his past family abuse.

Donnie McClurkin - Donnie has nine siblings, and several of his sisters have been his backup singers.

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Donnie McClurkin - Donnie has nine siblings, and several of his sisters have been his backup singers.

Donnie McClurkin - Donnie?s long list of awards includes 10 Stellar Awards, two BET Awards, two Soul Train Awards, one Dove Award, and one NAACP Image Award.

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Donnie McClurkin - Donnie’s long list of awards includes 10 Stellar Awards, two BET Awards, two Soul Train Awards, one Dove Award, and one NAACP Image Award.

Donnie McClurkin - Donnie is the Senior Pastor of Perfecting Faith Church in Freeport, Long Island.

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Donnie McClurkin - Donnie is the Senior Pastor of Perfecting Faith Church in Freeport, Long Island.