David Wilkerson

1931 - 2011

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David Ray Wilkerson (May 19, 1931 – April 27, 2011) was an American Christian evangelist, best known for his book The Cross and the Switchblade. He was the founder of the addiction recovery program Teen Challenge, and founding pastor of the non-denominational Times Square Church in New York City. Wilkerson's widely distributed sermons, such as "A Call to Anguish", are known for being direct and frank against apostasy and serious about making the commitment to obey Jesus' teachings. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of David Wilkerson has received more than 1,092,232 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). David Wilkerson is the 1,271st most popular religious figure (up from 1,302nd in 2019), the 2,609th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,707th in 2019) and the 17th most popular American Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, David Wilkerson ranks 1,271 out of 2,272Before him are Stephen Langton, Franz König, Danilo I, Metropolitan of Cetinje, Claudio Acquaviva, Philotheus I of Constantinople, and Gaëtan Dugas. After him are Peter Bartholomew, Lubomyr Husar, Aulus Licinius Archias, Marcellin Champagnat, Jianzhen, and Anuruddha.

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Among people born in 1931, David Wilkerson ranks 139Before him are Don Walsh, Dries van Agt, Freddy Quinn, Igor Oistrakh, Uri Orlev, and Joseph Joffo. After him are Viliam Schrojf, Lisbeth Palme, Mwai Kibaki, Roman Opałka, Sergei Adian, and Pascal Lissouba. Among people deceased in 2011, David Wilkerson ranks 100Before him are Danielle Mitterrand, Ján Popluhár, Roland Petit, Warren Christopher, Juan María Bordaberry, and Ange-Félix Patassé. After him are Jimmy Savile, Diane Cilento, Roman Opałka, Anne McCaffrey, Jackie Cooper, and Dennis Oppenheim.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, David Wilkerson ranks 2,609 out of 15,968Before him are Jef Raskin (1943), Linda Ronstadt (1946), Billy Drago (1945), Walter Koenig (1936), John Glover (1944), and Robert Garrett (1875). After him are Joseph Heller (1923), Ruth Handler (1916), Kate Jackson (1948), Jane Alexander (1939), Ralph Asher Alpher (1921), and Clyde Tolson (1900).

Among RELIGIOUS FIGURES In United States

Among religious figures born in United States, David Wilkerson ranks 17Before him are Paul Marcinkus (1922), Marie Laveau (1801), Henry Molaison (1926), Madalyn Murray O'Hair (1919), Angelo Dundee (1921), and William M. Branham (1909). After him are William Levada (1936), Nathan Homer Knorr (1905), Frederick William Franz (1893), Ellen Church (1904), Raymond Leo Burke (1948), and Samuel Wilson (1766).