David Wilkerson (1931-2011) was founding pastor of Times Square Church in New York City and founder of Teen Challenge, an addiction recovery ministry for troubled youth. His bestselling The Cross and the Switchblade chronicles his first years working with disillusioned teenagers on the streets of New York. Wilkerson’s work inspired the conversion and ministry of evangelist and former gang member Nicky Cruz and remains a testament to the transformative power of the gospel amid the grit of urban street culture.
Remembering David Wilkerson
How the pastor/evangelist shaped the Pentecostal and evangelical movements—and the world.
Nicky Cruz: David Wilkerson 'Never Lost His Heart'
Gang leader-turned-evangelist misses his spiritual father.
Interview by Trevor Persaud|
What You Need to Know about David Wilkerson's 'Urgent Message'
How people are responding to his warning of riots, fires, and economic collapse in NYC.
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