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A bit off the beaten path…

Good morning, Netizens...


Few of you may remember the late Reverend David Wilkerson, an Assembly of God minister and founder of World Challenge Ministries, who was killed Wednesday in a car accident in East Texas. Perhaps he was best known for having written The Cross and the Switchblade, a book that told the story of how Wilkerson left his small rural Assembly of God Church and went to New York to minister to gang members.


Now, these many years later, having written more than 30 other books and having established ministries, including Teen Challenge, which has continued to minister to street gang members in New York and other cities, Reverend Wilkerson was a respected and revered spokesperson for the Assembly of God.


He ostensibly was killed in a head-on car crash sources are reporting that Wilkerson was killed in a head-on collision with a tractor trailer while traveling east on U.S. 175. His wife, Gwen, was also involved in the accident and reportedly remains in critical condition at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler, Texas.


Rest in Peace...



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