*New York, NY – Renowned Grammy Award winning Gospel artist, Pastor Donnie McClurkin celebrated his 50th birthday this past November and continues his milestone year with the 50th Jubilee Gala Celebration, a fundraiser benefitting Feed The Children, WorldVision and Operation Compassion.
The elegant affair is scheduled to take place at the historic Oheka Castle located at 135 West Gate Drive in Huntington, Long Island NY.
This exclusive black-tie dinner will recognize the ministry and musical achievements of Pastor Donnie McClurkin. McClurkin is a distinguished artist who has reached the pinnacles of musical success; having achieved Platinum and Gold selling projects McClurkin is also a multiple award winner.
The evening will honor Pastor McClurkin and will be co-hosted by Emmy Award winning co-host of The View, Sherri Shepherd & Grammy Award recording artist Bebe Winans. Surprise guests and performances include appearances by Kim Burrell, Bebe & Cece Winans and the legendary Walter Hawkins.
Various celebrities and friends have lent their time and talents to the fight to combat childhood hunger and poverty. Pastor McClurkin will auction off one-of-a-kind celebrity-designed autographed plates. Representing a meal for a hungry child, these special plates have been donated by Oprah Winfrey, Steve Harvey, Patti LaBelle, Dwyane Wade, Maya Angelou and Sherri Shepherd. This is a once in a lifetime chance to bid on these unique pieces of art.
Recognizing the severity of the global problem of childhood hunger and poverty McClurkin was resolved to help Christian organizations in their efforts to continue vital relief programs. “My goal was to help bring light to this desperate problem facing our communities and neighborhoods as well as the millions of people worldwide. Feed The Children, WorldVision and Operation Compassion has been pivotal in bringing the necessities of life to impoverished families here and abroad and I am honored to be apart of their efforts. As I look back on my life and celebrate 50 wonderful years, my hope is to continue to make a lasting impact on people in need,” said Pastor McClurkin.
The 50th Jubilee Gala Celebration benefit is being sponsored in part by WBLS/WLIB, BET,Godiva Chocolates, Gospel Music Channel, Nyack College, Cakeman Raven, “Preacher’s Kid”-The Movie, distributed and produced by Warner Bros. Premiere and Gener8Xion Entertainment and many others.