Update: According to Erica Campbell, Donnie McClurkin is not engaged to Nicole Mullen. But the two are dating. Here’s her post debunking the myth below. The quotes from the show are true but McClurkin never announced an engagement.
Donnie McClurkin’s struggles with homosexuality have been well-documented. But perhaps, all of that is behind him. Recently, on TBN’s show “Praise the Lord,” host Matt Crouch announced that he would be giving McClurkin marriage counseling in the near future. He then nailed the point home saying that McClurkin and fellow singer Nicole C. Mullen were engaged.
According to The Christian Post, on the show, Crouch said to the audience, “Ok, are you ready for something? You want me to just drop something on ya? Donnie McClurkin’s getting married! Come on!”
The audience erupted in applause and the camera panned to McClurkin who looked shocked that Crouch made the announcement.
But it wasn’t long before he was ready to share about the next chapter of his life.
“Well praise God,” McClurkin responded. “Honestly, the only thing in my life that is missing is marriage. The only thing that is missing in my life that can cause real family, is marriage. Financially, I’m there. Spiritually, I’m almost there. Emotionally, I’m getting it together. But the only thing that’s missing out of everything that I’m doing locally, cross country and globally is that aspect that makes family, family — is that wife that would make man whole, that element that brings favor to man.”
He quoted Proverbs 18:22, “he who finds a wife finds a good thing…”
He continued: “I have a lot of great things, but I don’t have a good thing, and there’s favor that can only come through marriage to a man.”
McClurkin spoke about how he often spent his nights watching Cartoon Network until 2:00 a.m. and how he realized the missing part was a help mate.
“To have someone that I can love. I’m not saying to love me, ’cause there’s a lot of people that love me. I want someone that I can love, heal and comfort, protect and secure. That’s what I want.”
Then Crouch asked McClurkin to tell the people his future bride’s name. He said Mullen and mentioned that they met on a flight to Africa in December 2015.
McClurkin, 56, said he’d known Mullen for 15 years but this was the first time they’d been able to have a real conversation.
Mullen, who has been married before to another musician David Mullen, announced her divorce from him in 2014.
McClurkin, who is a father to teenage son Matthew, has never been married.
Veronica Wells is the culture editor for MadameNoire.com. She is also the author of the recently released book “Bettah Days.”