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Rev David Wilkerson
Birth: May 19, 1931
Hammond
Lake County
Indiana, USA
Death: Apr. 27, 2011
Cuney
Cherokee County
Texas, USA

Evangelist, author and founder of the Teen Challenge movement. Wrote the best-selling book "The Cross and the Switchblade."

Wilkerson founded Times Square Church in New York City and was the focus of the book and a resulting movie.

Wilkerson married Gwendolyn Carosso, June 14, 1952. Together they founded Teen Challenge in 1960. The goal of Teen Challenge is to help troubled youth and adults, particularly those with life-controlling problems due to drugs or alcohol. A little over a decade later, he founded an expanded version of this outreach called World Challenge.

An active evangelist to the last, he was killed in East Texas when his car struck an 18-wheeler. 
 
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 Parents:
  Ann Martin Wilkerson (1907 - 1997)
 
 Spouse:
  Gwendolyn Rose Carosso Wilkerson (1931 - 2012)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Lindale City Cemetery
Lindale
Smith County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: John Andrew Prime
Record added: Apr 28, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 69035299
Rev David Wilkerson
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- Timeless
 Added: Dec. 14, 2014
1 Chronicles 16:34 O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever.
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