David Wilkerson’s 85th Birthday


David Wilkerson

David Wilkerson


Today, David Wilkerson—founder of Teen Challenge–would have turned 85.

I read his book The Cross and the Switchblade, about the dramatic origins of the Teen Challenge ministry, while in high school. It captivated me. When I later watched the movie, it made David’s story even more enthralling.

If God could use a small-church pastor like David Wilkerson to reach drug-addicted gang members, I believed He could do something with me if I remained yielded to Him.

Little did I know then that I would someday serve as a Teen Challenge counselor.

Here’s a short bio of David Wilkerson that I wrote four years ago. His family read it and endorsed it. Since then, it’s received over 1,000 views—https://lights4god.wordpress.com/2012/05/19/david-wilkerson/.

Image: courtesy of World Challenge- http://www.worldchallenge.org/en/node.


About William E. Richardson

I'm married to a wonderful woman named Deb. We're the parents of a son and daughter who bring great joy to our lives. I currently pastor the Assembly of God church in Afton, Iowa.
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