As many of you have heard, Pastor David WIlkerson — founder of Times Square Church in NYC, Teen Challenge, and author of the best selling “The Cross and the Switchblade” — died yesterday in a car crash.
I wrote a tribute to him in National Review:
In New York, I attended an interdenominational church located at 51st and Broadway called Times Square Church, even though the blue awning over the entrance proclaimed “The Church that Love Is Building.” I mean, honestly. Love? In a church? It seemed a little far-fetched to me, but over 8,000 people gathered to worship in the old Broadway theater every week, some of them driving more than two hours and staying for all three services. Being in New York was so spiritually disorienting for this southerner that had there been tire swings instead of pews or jugglers instead of a preacher, I wouldn’t have noticed.
Read it all here.