Gary Wilkerson

Gary Wilkerson is the President of World Challenge, an international mission organization that was founded by his father, David Wilkerson. He is also the Lead Pastor of The Springs Church, which he launched in 2009 with a handful of people and the church is rapidly growing by God’s grace. He has traveled nationally and internationally at conferences and conducted mission ventures such as church planting, starting orphanages, clinics, feeding programs among the poorest of the poor and the most unreached people of the earth. Gary and his wife Kelly have four children and live in Colorado Springs, CO.


Gary Randall Wilkerson was born on July 19, 1958. He was the third of four children and the first son of David and Gwen Wilkerson. Gary remembers receiving a clear call for ministry from God early on in his life. At the age of 19, God began to fulfill this call in his life through a position as a youth pastor. From that time Gary has helped lead and plant numerous churches, an orphanage and many mission outreaches both nationally and internationally. From 1999 to 2008 Gary traveled with his father, David Wilkerson, conducting pastors’ conferences around the world. He continues to lead EXPECT Church Leadership Conferences to encourage pastors and church leaders. In 2009, Gary founded The Springs Church in Colorado Springs, CO, which he continues to lead today. Gary took full leadership of World Challenge as the president in 2010.

Throughout his ministry, Gary has seen God’s heart for the impoverished and hurting of the world. He has focused the mission work of World Challenge to minister Christ’s love to the poorest of the poor around the globe. He shares this same heart as he ministers to leaders at EXPECT Conferences and to the congregation at The Springs Church. His desire is that all would know the life and joy found in Jesus Christ.

EXPECT Conferences

After ministering at pastors’ conferences with his father around the world, Gary began EXPECT Church Leadership Conferences with the desire to encourage pastors to expect God’s best for their lives. He invites other trusted pastors, such as Pastor Carter Conlon of Times Square Church, Pastor Claude Houde of Nouvelle Vie and Pastor Jim Cymbala of Brooklyn Tabernacle to help encourage pastors and leaders around the globe. Gary, along with World Challenge, partners with local churches to organize these conferences to effectively reach local church leaders.

The Springs Church

In 2009, Gary Wilkerson planted a church in Colorado Springs. As exemplified by his various ministry associations, Gary has always had the heart and calling of a shepherd. This church has been the fulfillment of something God placed on his heart years ago. God’s commission to this church is that believers would be the hands and feet of Christ to the lost and hurting in this city. You can find more information about The Springs Church on their website.

Pastor Gary with his family as a child


by David Wilkerson | April 28, 2015

The book of Nehemiah offers a vivid picture of what happens to the church in times of ruin and apostasy. When Nehemiah and 43,000 other Jewish patriots returned to Jerusalem, they found the city lying in total ruin. The walls were torn down and the gates removed, so the inhabitants had no protection from their enemies . . . and a whole parade of antagonists plundered the city as they pleased.

These enemies had been given total dominion because of Israel’s backsliding and disobedience to God’s Word. Nehemiah wrote, “Because of our sins: also they [our enemies] have dominion over our bodies, and over our cattle, at their pleasure, and we are in great distress” (Nehemiah 9:37).

Jerusalem here is a type of the church of Jesus Christ today. Like the Israelites, many Christians are under sin’s dominion and the iniquity in God’s house has brought on distress and bondage, spreading poison throughout the Body of Christ.

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Salvation for Edward, Phyllis, Kenny, and Danielle….Kaitlin | Thursday, August 7, 2014 10:36:00 PM

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For my husband with bone marrow cancer, healing, strength for the family…M Dorta | Monday, July 28, 2014 1:41:00 PM

Plsease pray for salvation for my husband, sister and brother in law. and that God will send busines…Pauline | Sunday, July 27, 2014 4:11:00 PM

Please pray for our brothers and sisters in Iraq and Syria…Persecuted Church | Friday, July 25, 2014 4:30:00 AM

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Please pray for salvation for our oldest daughter Lisa and our son Billy. They are both caught up in…Ken & Sandee | Tuesday, July 22, 2014 2:06:00 PM

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Salvation of ex ron and reconcilliation, provision….Helen | Monday, July 21, 2014 3:39:00 PM

Please pray that my two sons be free from drugs…Harry | Monday, July 21, 2014 10:26:00 AM

I contracted malaria in Mali in 2005. I am still in an intense battle to this day. Please pray that …Ron | Sunday, July 20, 2014 3:12:00 AM

Miracles and wisdom needed for a widow facing multiple challenges….Roberta | Saturday, July 19, 2014 9:13:00 PM

Please pray for my son-in-law Reggie, he is having much trouble recovering from surgery and because …Linda | Friday, July 18, 2014 9:55:00 PM

BJ has been diagnosed with  adenocarcinoma. Surgery is not an option. Please pray for healing and fo…Elise | Friday, July 18, 2014 4:17:00 PM

Please pray for my daughter to receive double measure of strength and wisdom as she seeks her life’s…Lidia | Friday, July 18, 2014 2:37:00 PM

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Please join me in my prayer for a house for my son and I in Wayzata MN….Prayer for housing | Thursday, July 17, 2014 7:54:00 PM

Please pray for me that I may be used of God for His glory, that I may live for Him all the days of …Megha Markose | Thursday, July 17, 2014 3:33:00 AM

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Pray for my son Ethan, that he will have Christian friends in his first year of college, for him to …Nelson | Wednesday, July 16, 2014 10:45:00 AM

Please pray for the Salvation of my children and grandchildren. Also, that I would walk in integrity…Steven Nicholas | Wednesday, July 16, 2014 9:56:00 AM

Please pray for my husband Don as he has diabetes and is losing the use of his legs.  If this happen…Skeet | Wednesday, July 16, 2014 7:34:00 AM

Could you please pray for my son Wesley and my family so they can have a relationship with our Savio…Betty | Monday, July 14, 2014 1:30:00 PM

I need to go to the dentist tomorrow. Please pray for peace would rule my heart and my tooth problem…Peter. Healing | Sunday, July 13, 2014 7:30:00 PM

Please pray for my wife Betty. Shetakes care of a 91 yr. old woman at her house. She is very critica…Prayer for Wife | Sunday, July 13, 2014 7:27:00 PM

I would like to request prayer for my daughter Regina and her mother, one is living in sin and the o…Joseph | Sunday, July 13, 2014 4:54:00 PM

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Please pray that this week my wife and I will get closer and that she will starting dropping the ide…Stop Divorce | Tuesday, July 8, 2014 10:25:00 AM

Please pray for God to save my wife Linda, and our family, Tony,Rhonda,Meagan,Zack,Jessica,Paige,and…Tom Newman | Thursday, July 3, 2014 1:54:00 PM

Please continue to pray for my prodigal son, Ryan (19). He left home last Sunday. He struggles with …Susan | Thursday, July 3, 2014 12:52:00 PM

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Please pray that God would heal my husband’s heart…brokeness from his past.  I believe that God ha…KJW | Wednesday, July 2, 2014 9:55:00 PM

Please pray for my adoptive elder son for total deliverance from his addiction to alcohol….Linda Bender | Tuesday, July 1, 2014 3:51:00 PM

For my son, Jerrod, that he will be able to get a job where he and his family live. My grandson Easy…Gayle Carpenter | Monday, April 14, 2014 5:20:00 PM

Please pray for my son and daughter who’ve been diagnosed as bi-polar and suffer bouts of depression…Frances | Tuesday, April 8, 2014 9:16:00 AM

Please, pray for the salvation of my son, Fabio  …Anna | Tuesday, April 8, 2014 6:26:00 AM

My Grandson needs salvation. He was in Ramadi Iraq during the war.He has PTSD and has has lost all h…Grandson | Wednesday, April 2, 2014 9:26:00 PM

Pray for an 8 month old baby girl who was born prematurely. She has never been able to leave the hos…Linda | Tuesday, April 1, 2014 12:08:00 PM

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Please-please pray for my brother, he needs God’s healing from alcoholism, his marrige is falling ap…Lillie T | Monday, March 31, 2014 10:40:00 PM

Our Pastor of 38 years died suddenly at the age of 64, he preached the full Gospel. Our Elders by fa…Al S. | Monday, March 31, 2014 9:16:00 PM

I am requesting your prayers for my unborn child. I have had 2 miscarriages. The doctors have not be…Benedicta A. | Monday, March 31, 2014 10:26:00 AM

recovery from a recent cardiac arrest and surgery.  Trying to move nearby children need God’s help s…Katie | Monday, March 31, 2014 3:47:00 AM

Please pray for my son Eric. He is lazy. He is addicted to alcohol, energy drinks, pornography and p…Tammy | Sunday, March 30, 2014 8:51:00 PM

Please agree with us for God to meet all our needs, restore and heal our hearts and minds, and conti…Vickie | Sunday, March 30, 2014 9:55:00 AM

Please pray for my son John, who needs a job. He struggles with gender identity issues and has marri…Diane | Friday, March 28, 2014 6:54:00 PM

for healing of Shingles. . . that prescriptions would be only beneficial and not harmful…Chris | Friday, March 28, 2014 4:12:00 PM

Please pray for a financial miracle for my husband and me. Also for direction of what God wants us t…Elena | Thursday, March 27, 2014 8:46:00 PM

Please pray for daughter Daphne. That job possibility coming up is where God wants her to be….Diane | Thursday, March 27, 2014 5:50:00 PM

Please pray for my daughter who is addicted to Oxycodone. She has known the Lord Jesus as a child bu…Carole | Thursday, March 27, 2014 12:33:00 PM

I am subjected to severe financial problems and suffering from financial situations, my fathers fami…M.MOSES | Tuesday, March 25, 2014 11:01:00 AM

Please pray for me and everything in my life, thank you wery much….Tibor | Monday, March 24, 2014 7:42:00 AM

My husband & I have been separated 4 months! Please pray for restoration!!! Joanne…Please pray for my marriage. | Sunday, March 23, 2014 10:11:00 AM

Please pray for my son TJ, a Christian man who is venturing out to start his own business, may God o…jeanne Irene | Friday, March 21, 2014 7:25:00 PM

Prayer for bill weston,and tom anderson both men have had a stroke. One is a believer (bill), tom is…william weston | Wednesday, March 19, 2014 8:14:00 PM

please pray for my sister Rachel who is suffering with paranoia and needs God’s divine touch on her …jeanne B. | Wednesday, March 19, 2014 6:47:00 AM

Please pray for my friend who is struggling with drug and alcohol addiction and needs salvation. He …Shawn | Tuesday, March 18, 2014 8:49:00 AM

I would like to pray for a healing for my youngest daughter & myself. We have seizures that can not …Angie | Monday, March 17, 2014 9:24:00 AM

Please Pray for a good job for me and good stewartship. For deliverence of drug addiction and drinki…Christopher Frank | Monday, March 17, 2014 3:58:00 AM

Urgent prayer request for my daughter for housing and for gas money she is a college student and goi…DEborah | Monday, March 17, 2014 3:55:00 AM

We would like for you to agree with us in prayer for my son junior to be fully delivered from drug a…Mary Toscano/ Prayer for my son JR. | Thursday, March 13, 2014 4:44:00 PM

Please pray for my niece Lori.  She has breast cancer. She is only 36 and has three small children. …Ken Connelly | Thursday, March 13, 2014 2:55:00 PM

Freedom from porn addiction….Jackie | Wednesday, March 12, 2014 9:27:00 PM

Please pray for my husband Peter not to proceed with divorce and for his salvation.  Pray for the sa…Sally | Wednesday, March 12, 2014 3:07:00 PM

My granddaughter is 21 years old and she is a heroin addict & a crack addict, she smokes both, she f…Val Gordon | Wednesday, March 12, 2014 12:07:00 PM

The Lord will meet the needs of my grandchildren and put a trusting and loving care taker to help ca…Rita | Monday, March 10, 2014 9:54:00 PM

Prayer that bondages will be broken in our lives & the lives of our loved ones….Tony & Rita: | Monday, March 10, 2014 9:46:00 PM

We’re engaged, pray that God will raise up our relationship for his use to glorify his name….Tony & Rita | Monday, March 10, 2014 9:39:00 PM

please pray for my business, sales are very slow….Vladimir | Monday, March 10, 2014 4:34:00 AM

Please pray for strength and a fearless heart and mind. Deliverance from relentness attacks from the…Maria | Sunday, March 9, 2014 10:45:00 PM

My son andrew returned from Afghanistan, and is unemployed. He is looking for a job, he has 14 years…Charles Sneed | Sunday, March 9, 2014 9:57:00 AM

7 months old Nina suffering from frequent uncontrolled seizures. Our trust is in God alone….Healing | Friday, March 7, 2014 4:49:00 AM

Healing in pancreas and kidneys and liver for a Corporate prayer group at our church for the Holy Gh…Kenny H | Thursday, March 6, 2014 5:17:00 PM

please pray for my sister. Her name is Emanuela. She needs to spiritual deliverance and mentally hea…Anonymous | Thursday, March 6, 2014 1:41:00 PM

Please continue praying for my wife to not file for divorce and to reconsider working on our marriag…Manuel O | Wednesday, March 5, 2014 10:05:00 AM

Please pray for the salvation of my friend Jean-Pierre who is atheist. Several month ago, he asked m…Laila | Wednesday, March 5, 2014 7:51:00 AM

Please pray that God heals my body and my mind, I have alot of health issues right now and really ne…Healing | Tuesday, March 4, 2014 12:30:00 PM

please pray together with me for my son Fabian he is in hospital…Adrian | Sunday, March 2, 2014 3:15:00 PM

Please pray for my eyes to get healed. I really need the Lord’s touch in my life. My friend D. urgen…Elda | Sunday, March 2, 2014 9:42:00 AM

Please pray that the Lord would provide a house for the addicted and homeless in the city of Birming…Kevin Greally | Friday, February 28, 2014 3:29:00 PM

My friend Martha just found out she has cancer of the liver. She called me today to tell me the Dr. …Doris Sopher | Wednesday, February 26, 2014 5:13:00 PM

Please pray for my wife. She has fainting spells and her muscles are growing weaker. She has trouble…Charles Laws | Wednesday, February 26, 2014 1:31:00 PM

I am about to go homeless and have no where to go I am a christian and Older I have no vehicle I hav…Deborah | Friday, February 21, 2014 1:02:00 AM

Praise LORD ALMIGHTY!I need healing from legs pain and huge depressionlet HIM bless you because you …adam perlakowski | Monday, February 17, 2014 5:28:00 AM

Please pray in agreement with me for the salvation of my mother who is 89 yrs old and does not know …JW | Saturday, February 8, 2014 5:52:00 AM

Needs healing for her eyes please send prayers up for her. She is almost blind in both eyes….Ina Freeman | Tuesday, February 4, 2014 6:01:00 PM

Please pray for my son that the chains of addiction are permanently broken.  Please pray he uses his…Irma T. | Tuesday, February 4, 2014 2:58:00 PM

Please pray for Tsvetomila Todorova. She has lung cancer. She is a young christian and is a believer…Calvin | Saturday, February 1, 2014 11:44:00 AM

Please join me in praying my children will SOON be saved and glorifying God as they walk with Him in…Kathy W. | Tuesday, January 28, 2014 9:37:00 AM

Please pray i for physical healing…Ann Ammerman | Friday, January 24, 2014 1:49:00 PM

Please pray for Danny’s salvation. The Lord to draw him to Jesus Christ in true faith and repentance…Peggy | Friday, January 24, 2014 1:24:00 PM

Please pray for Keira a 6 mo old baby. She has to have heart surgery. She was born 3 mo early and ha…Linda Graham | Thursday, January 23, 2014 2:03:00 PM

Please, pray for my son Alexander, age 27. He used to take heroin, but now is on methadone. He was i…Sasho | Tuesday, January 21, 2014 5:36:00 AM

I am a college student going thru a divorce and have a three year old staying at his dads not a chri…SFD | Thursday, January 16, 2014 1:50:00 AM

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