CBN News Viewers Remember David Wilkerson

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People from around the world are sharing their heartfelt memories of Pastor David Wilkerson and how his ministry led many of them to Christ.

"Because of David Wilkerson's love of God, he has impacted more lives than we can know here on earth. only heaven knows the amount," wrote one CBN News viewer who's now sharing the love of Jesus Christ around the world because of the ministry of Pastor Wilkerson.

Pastor Wilkerson has been a guest on "The 700 Club" several times. Watch those appearances and a whole lot more on his life and impact: Legacy of Faith: Pastor David Wilkerson.

CBN founder, chairman and 700 Club host Pat Robertson remembered Wilkerson on his show Thursday.

"We'll miss him. He was a tremendous man, and Teen Challenge is a towering institution to help the lost. And it was a story in the life of the church that we'll never forget," Robertson said.

  • A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 14 at 2 p.m. ET at Times Square Church in Manhattan, N.Y. Doors will open to the public at 12 p.m.
  • CBNNews.com will be streaming the service live, Saturday, May 14 beginning at 2 p.m.

Many CBN News viewers have written about the impact of Wilkerson's crusades on the CBN News Facebook page.

"I first heard David Wilkerson as a teenager, challenging me to give 100 percent of myself to Christ at a crusade. I went forward to give myself to Christ," one viewer wrote.

God continues to use Wilkerson's ministry, Teen Challenge International.

"I never met Rev. Wilkerson, but because of his ministry of Teen Challenge, I am now almost three years sober. I was addicted to meth for 12 years," another viewer shared.

And then, there's the impact of Wilkerson's best-selling book titled "The Cross and the Switchblade."

"I became a Christian because of this man's obedience. I read "The Cross and the Switchblade" at school here in the U.K. when I was 14," another viewer wrote. "Nicky Cruz came to the U.K., and I went to hear him because of his story in the book."

This is just a small sampling of the countless lives changed because of the obedience of one devoted follower of Christ.

You can to pay tribute to Wilkerson on the CBN News Facebook page.

*Originally aired on April 29, 2011.

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