I heard on the news today that David Wilkerson, pastor of Times Square Church, and author of “The Cross and the Switchblade,” was killed in an automobile accident yesterday in Texas. His wife, Gwen, who was with him at the time, was seriously injured, but is expected to recover from her injuries. Mr. Wilkerson, however, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Please keep his family in your prayers.
This is from the New York Times blog:
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.
The nondenominational church attracts capacity crowds on most Sundays, its 1,500 seats usually filled by a combination of New Yorkers and a steady flow of American and international tourists.