Donnie McClurkin is urging people to forgive people in ministry who have made public mistakes.
McClurkin, the 54-year-old pastor of Perfecting Faith Church in Freeport, N.Y., blesses people with his singing voice away from the pulpit. While he has been a leading voice in gospel music with a career that spans almost 20 years, he also admits to making his fair share of mistakes.
For that reason, the pastor took to Twitter to ask that people forgive those involved in ministry after public mistakes are made.
"Pls...lets show mercy to those who may have simply made a mistake. Let's not vilify them & their entire ministry..," McClurkin tweeted. "Lets pray, 4give & restore. If I count MY failures & every time I'VE faltered/they'd be much too much 2mention/I could never count them all~! HE forgave, WE forgive~!" (SIC)
He went on to offer another perspective on the matter, questioning how people would react if they made a public mistake.
"What if you made a public mistake? would u want condemnation & criticism or consideration & covering," McClurkin questioned on Twitter. "Whichever you'd want done, DO~! simple."
While speaking with The Christian Post last year, McClurkin opened up about his definition of God's grace which has helped him accomplish great things.
"The definition of grace is the supernatural ability to do what you cannot do in the natural and God graces us to do what He's called us to do," he told CP. "He put just enough hours in a day, just enough days in a week and just enough weeks in a month for us to accomplish things."
One of McClurkin's accomplishments is his morning radio show that took the number one spot in New York and Philadelphia markets from 5 a.m. to 6 a.m, according to Jan. Nielsen radio ratings. McClurkin seemed overjoyed about his faith-based program doing well in large radio markets.
"The Donnie McClurkin Show has done so wonderfully in reaching #1 in New York and Philadelphia in its' radio time slot. I'm thankful that this show can reach so many across the country and around the world, and give them great music that inspires them in the course of their day to this degree," he said in a statement obtained by The Christian Post. "We're reaching millions and looking to reaching millions more!"