Spiritual Giant Rev. David Wilkerson Laid to Rest

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The man many considered to be a spiritual giant of the faith, Rev. David Wilkerson, was laid to rest at private funeral at Rose Heights Church of God in Tyler, Texas, Monday.

During the service, family and friends said a final goodbye to the beloved minister. Wilkerson founded Times Square Church and Teen Challenge International, among several other ministries.

Wilkerson was killed April 27 when the car he was driving collided head-on with a truck in east Texas. His wife, who was injured in the crash, remains hospitalized and under observation but is expected to recover.

Times Square Church will hold a public memorial service for Wilkerson in New York City on May 14 at 2 p.m. CBNNews.com will be streaming the event live, beginning May 14 at 2 p.m.

"It's hard to honor a great man," said current Times Square Church pastor Carter Conlon, who attended the service.

On Sunday, Times Square church members gathered privately, away from the eyes of the public, to remember their departed pastor.

"Every time we look at the glory of this sanctuary, we're going to have that constant reminder of our founding pastor and how he let Jesus Christ so use his life and so brought glory to the name of Christ and touched our lives and led us in a way that we should go," Conlon said at the gathering.

"He ran his race well. He lived life to the very fullest … with a radical love for Jesus," he said.

Watch a tribute to David Wilkerson's ministry below, courtesy of World Challenge, Inc.

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