David Wilkerson — founder of Teen Challenge which has its South Carolina headquarters in Georgetown County — has passed away.
Wilkerson founded Times Square Church in New York City and was the focus of the book and movie The Cross and the Switchblade.
Wilkerson founded Teen Challenge in 1960. The goal of Teen Challenge is to help troubled youth and adults, particularly those with life-controlling problems due to drugs or alcohol.
Over five decades, the Christ-centered Teen Challenge program has consistently shown one of the world’s highest success rates, according to the organization’s website.
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