Times Square Church is located at 237 West 51st Street in New York City. The senior Pastor is David Wilkerson, who is well known for opening Teen Challenge centers for drug addicts all over New York. The other Pastors are Carter & Teresa Conlon, Patrick Pierre, William Carrol, and Benjamin Crandall. Over 8000 people attend each week and it is a non-denominational and multicultural church. According to the church’s website, www.tscnyc.org, “It is our hope that, in learning more about the ministry of Times Square Church and listening to the messages preached from this pulpit, you will draw closer to a deeper knowledge of Jesus Christ.”
Since the church is so large, they have three worship services each Sunday at 10am, 3pm, and 6pm. There is also a weekday service on Tuesday nights at 7pm. The worship is contemporary and uplifting and is meant for people to experience a deeper walk with God. The messages that are brought forth each week are vibrant and guided by the Holy Spirit. Some churches follow a program or schedule, but here at Times Square Church, the Holy Spirit directs each service.
There is something for every age group at Times Square Church starting with the children. They also have classes for junior high and high school students, new believers, young adults, and seniors. On Friday nights there is an adult teaching series.
Senior Pastor David Wilkerson, felt a calling from God a number of years ago to reach out to the gang leaders and members in New York City. He was pastoring a small church in Pennsylvania. David went right among these gang members, but he was protected by God since he had a calling on his life. It was not easy though. There were times when David was afraid but he knew that God was with him. He knew that any one of them could have killed him at any time. In fact, Nicky Cruz, the leader of the Mau Maus gang, wanted him dead because he could not stand him. He did not want to hear anything about God. When he first met David, he slapped him in the face and spit on him.
Many lives have been changed because of David’s obedience to Christ. Today, he is the Pastor of this great mega church.