David Wilkerson (79), author of the phenomenally best-selling The Cross and the Switchblade, has been killed in a car crash, Charisma and CBN are reporting. Wilkerson is also the founder of World Challenge Ministries. Wilkerson’s wife Gwen was also involved in the accident, and was rushed to the hospital, where she is apparently in critical condition.
A live-streamed memorial service will be held at Times Square Church, which was founded by Mr. Wilkerson. The date has not yet been determined.