Donnie McClurkin announced his engagement to Nicole C Mullen on TBN’s long-running “Praise the Lord,” show
During the Aug. 11 broadcast,McClurkin revealed that he and Mullen are getting married. “OK, are you ready for something? You want me to just drop something on ya?” Matt Crouch (alongside his wife Laurie and guest A.R. Bernard) who joined the pair onstage asked the audience. “Donnie McClurkin’s getting married! Come on!”
Bernard hinted at McClurkin’s engagement during a discussion about his new book, What Women Want From Men, reports Christian Post. Of course for fans, this is no surprise as rumors that the 56-year-old “We Fall Down” singer and Perfecting Faith Church pastor and Mullen were dating began circulating after the duo attended this year’s Stellar Awards hand in hand, however the gospel stars never made an official announcement about their romance until Thursday’s episode of “Praise the Lord.”
“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.”
McClurkin went on to quote Proverbs 18:22, “he who finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favor from the Lord,” he said, gushing over entering a new chapter in his life. “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,” he continued.
Meanwhile, the New York-based minster revealed he came to realize something was missing from his life, spending his nights watching Cartoon Network until 2 a.m. “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,” he said.
As for the moment he made a love connection with Mullen, McClurkin went on to describe how God brought them together on an airplane flight to the Ivory Coast in December 2015 — adding they’ve known each other for 15 years, according to reports.
While the single father has never been married, Mullen was previously married to CCM singer-songwriter David Mullen, before they announced their divorce in 2014.