Our deepest condolences and prayers are going out today to the family and followers of prolific Prophet-Evangelist David Wilkerson who was tragically killed April 27 in a car accident in Texas.
David Wilkerson was the famed author of the book The Cross and the Switchblade and founding pastor of Times Square Church. The Cross and the Switchblade —later made into a movie— is arguably one of the well known evangelistic tools given to the church.
The Rev. David Wilkerson, the founding pastor of Times Square Church in Manhattan, N.Y., died in a severe car crash in East Texas Wednesday afternoon. His wife, Gwendolyn Wilkerson, was injured and airlifted to a local hospital.
Wilkerson, 79, crashed his car into an 18-wheeler tractor-trailer rig on US Highway 175, outside of Cuney, about 95 miles southwest of Dallas, according to East Texas’s KLTV 7. The Department of Public Safety said the accident happened around 1 p.m. [source]
Wilkerson carried a strong prophetic calling speaking to America and the church, many times and warning of many of the situations facing us today.
In 1973, Wilkerson accurately prophesied the rise of homosexual religion and the gay christian movement. In a book called The Vision. He has said that God revealed to him a great calamity which was going to befall America due to increase in sins such as homosexuality, sexual promiscuity, and greed. [audio] [audio 2]
“There will be an acceptance of homosexuality, and the church will even say that it is a God-given gift.”
“Homosexual and lesbian ministers will be ordained and this will be heralded as a new breed of pioneer”
As a young minister, I was drawn to his strong and urgent call to repent and turn to God’s ways. I received his newsletters (before the email years) and found great inspiration in his sermons and writings. When I moved into ministry to homosexuals and speaking out against homosexuality in the church, David Wilkerson had already paved the way for me to boldly proclaim the message of freedom…and of warning.
Although the circumstances of his death are tragic, we give God praise for the tremendous fruit and works of this servant of the Lord. I encourage others to pick up his mantle and prophesy to this wicked generation to repent and turn to God before too late.