Pastor David Wilkerson's funeral held today
POSTED: Monday, May 2, 2011 - 5:54pm
UPDATED: Monday, May 23, 2011 - 11:02pm
TYLER — Family and friends gathered in Tyler Monday to mourn the death of 79-year-old pastor and writer David Wilkerson.
During his life, Wilkerson ministered to young drug addicts and gang members in New York City and started Time Square Church there.
Many know him by his best-selling book "The Cross and the Switchblade," which was made into a movie.
Last week, he was killed in a car crash off Highway 175 near the Anderson County line, and now many East Texans say they will miss his heart of gold.
Pastor Wilkerson is survived by his wife and four children.