Thursday, April 28, 2011

Celebrate the Life of David Wilkerson

The Christian community mourns today the death of David Wilkerson who was Killed in a Car Crash on Wednesday. Bro. David was 79. He died at the scene, and his wife, Gwen, is hopitalized with injuries.

He was the founder, of course, of Teen Challenge Ministries, the Times Square Church in New York City, and author of The Cross and the Switchblade. According to CT Magazine:
Wilkerson has more credibility and name recognition than many other online prophets. He is the author of The Cross and the Switchblade, one of the most popular books in evangelical history. (It ranked #32 in Christianity Today's list of "Top 50 Books That Have Shaped Evangelicals.") His Teen Challenge ministry is very prominent in discussions of drug treatment and social service partnerships between church and government. And Times Square Church, which he founded, reportedly draws 8,000 people weekly and is known for its many social service ministries.
Only the Lord can know how many men and women were saved from addiction and brought into the Kingdom through his life's work.  Rest in the arms of Jesus, Brother.  You done good!

Updates: David Wilkerson's last words. Some interesting Wilkerson stories at IMonk.