Patrick is a native of Indianapolis, IN and attended public schools there. He’s a graduate of Ball State University with a BS Degree in Music Education. He has served in many musical capacities as Director of Music for the 2nd Episcopal District and the North Central Indiana Baptist convention. He is a member of the North Central IN Chapter of GMWA and GMWA Gospel Announcers Guild. He has performed with many gospel greats such as Keith Pringle, Richard Smallwood, Andre Woods, Douglas Miller, the late Dr. Charles Fold and a highlight in his career was performing with Earth Wind & Fire on the song Touch the World.
For a man who has declared that he may at any moment cease making music to concentrate fully on his passion for ministering, Donnie McClurkin can never stay away long from recording profoundly uplifting music for the soul. The evidence: his latest collection We All Are One (Live in Detroit) – his breathlessly anticipated first music recording in five years! Along for the momentous celebration are very special guests CeCe Winans, Yolanda Adams, Mary Mary and Karen Clark-Sheard. Once again, Donnie, his singers and musicians share the joy of God’s bounty – live before an on-fire congregation where platinum-plus Pastor McClurkin’s vocal and testimonial gifts have always shined their brightest. Now the next chapter is the Donnie McClurkin radio show.