Thursday, April 28, 2011

Rev. David Wilkerson

Rev. David Wilkerson
May 19, 1931 - April 27, 2011

Rev. David Wilkerson, founding pastor of Times Square Church in Manhattan, N.Y., died in a horrific wreck on a backwoods Texas highway.

Wilkerson was more than a household name in our family. He was like a member of our family. We talked about him, quoted him, thought about him and discussed him frequently. My mother-in-law gave each grandchild a copy of his bestselling book, The Cross and the Switchblade, which documents his ministering to youths involved in drugs and gangs.

Wilkerson is also the founder of Teen Challenge, an evangelical Christian recovery program connected to the Assemblies of God denomination that teaches biblical principles to help young adults struggling with addictions, including drug and alcohol problems. My in-laws dedicated many hours to working with Teen Challenge.When we were in Scotland, we attended The King's Community Church (formerly Assembly of God/Aberdeen). The thirty to fifty young men involved in Teen Challenge who came to church each Sunday was a testimony to how important this ministry is.

We have always believed and supported the honest, heart-felt ministry of David Wilkerson. We’ll miss his newsletter, the World Challenge Pulpit Series, sent out by World Challenge, Inc. (FREE subscription to anyone who requested it.)

David Wilkerson had a visible passion to help people, to provoke people to pray more and seek God in a greater way. No doubt his ministry will live forever while his passing will leave a tremendous void in the hearts of many.

To read his newsletters or listen to his sermons, go HERE:

Please say a prayer for his wife and family.

1 comment:

Charles Gramlich said...

It's good to hear of a good one in these days when we so often hear of preachers and priests who do not have the best interest of the people they serve at heart. Rev Wilkerson will have a place in heaven no doubt.