A Washington, DC native, Donnell has a heart for God and God’s heart for people. During his collegiate years, he was inspired to follow Jesus as Lord and challenged to develop godly character.
Since graduating from American University, he has served and ministered to collegiate and professional athletes and planted churches in Philadelphia, PA & Washington, DC.
Currently Donnell serves as Senior Pastor of Grace Covenant Church in DC, character coach for the University of Maryland Men’s Basketball Team and Football Team & chaplain for the NABC (National Association of Basketball Coaches).
He and his wife, Marianne, have a son Jonathan and daughter-in-law Jessica, four daughters; Moriah, Gabriella, Serena, Micaiah, and a granddaughter Zoe.