David Wilkerson, Former Times Square Church Pastor, Dies in Car Crash
From the City Room, New York Times blog:
April 28, 2011, 3:05 pm
Former Times Sq. Pastor Dies in Texas Crash
By PAUL VITELLO
"The Rev. David Wilkerson, an influential evangelical minister who wrote a best-selling book, “The Cross and the Switchblade,” about his work with drug-addicted youngsters in Brooklyn, was killed Wednesday in a car accident in eastern Texas.
Mr. Wilkerson, 79, was best known in New York as the founding pastor of Times Square Church, which opened in 1987 and is widely considered the first modern evangelical church in the neighborhood..."
~Just learned of his Homegoing.
His wife was seriously injured in the crash.
I remember reading his book decades ago, then watching Pat Boone portray him in the movie.
For years, I received his printed newsletter from his Times Square Church. Have always appreciated his ministry. He spoke the Truth and wasn't afraid to teach the Word of God.