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Don Wilkerson is the founder and President of Behold Ministries. With 50 years of ministry, he brings this experience to bear on the needs of the world

He is also the founder and past President of Global Teen Challenge, a faith-based, Christ-centered program helping to reach and rehabilitate troubled youth and adults, particularly those with life controlling problems such as drugs and alcohol. He served as President and CEO from 1992 through 2007.

Don Wilkersson

Don, along with a staff team, pioneered the development of Teen Challenge centers worldwide, and the training of staff workers in over 96 countries. There are currently more than 260 local treatment centers and over 140 evangelistic outreaches around the world .

Don Wilkerson has been involved in working with troubled youth for 50 years. having served as the Executive Director of the first and original Teen Challenge established in Brooklyn, New York in the late 1950s. Teen Challenge was founded by Don’s brother, David Wilkerson author of the best-seller book The Cross and the Switchblade.

From 1987 to 1995, Don also served as a co-pastor of Times Square Church on Broadway in Manhattan, New York. The church grew to a weekly attendance of over 5,000. In 1995, Don resigned from Times Square Church to help establish the international division of Teen Challenge.

Don Wilkerson has authored a number of books including The Cross is Still Mightier than the Switchblade, Within a Yard of Hell, Counseling by the Scriptures, and Called to the Other Side.

Don and his wife, Cindy, live near Fredericksburg, Virginia