David Wilkerson has died today in a tragic car crash, according to a CBN report. He was founder of World Challenge, pastor of the world-famous Times Square Church and author of one of the most influential and evangelical books in history “The Cross and the Switchblade.”
Pastor Wilkerson was a general in God’s Army. From teens to adults, whites, blacks and Hispanics, this man didn’t see shades – he saw souls. And that was clearly evident with his undying work with Teen Challenge, and his pioneering church in the heart of New York City.
Wilkerson was driving east on U.S. 175 in Texas Wednesday afternoon, and moved into the opposite lane where a tractor trailer was driving westbound. The truck driver saw the car and tried to move out of the way, but still collided with the pastor’s car head on, according to Public Safety Trooper Eric Long.
It’s unclear what caused Wilkerson to veer into the other lane. His wife Gwen was also involved in the crash and rushed to the hospital, along with the truck driver.
Wilkerson was pronounced dead on the scene.
David Wilkerson was 79 years old, He is survived by his wife, four children and 11 grandchildren.