Nicky Cruz

Puerto Rican writer Nicky Cruz

Nicky Cruz is a Christian evangelist, the founder of Nicky Cruz Outreach, an evangelistic Christian ministry. He was also once the director of Teen Challenge, serving under David Wilkerson before founding another ministry home himself in California. Prior to his conversion he was the leader of a New York City gang, The Mau-Maus.
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Baby-weight pillows help moms remember stillborn child
The Sacramento Bee - over 6 years
Abi Crouch carried her son in utero for nine months, sailed through each doctor visit without a hitch and diligently noted every movement along the way before his birth. His "kick chart" was full by the time he moved inside of her one last time as she was sitting down to dinner. A group of woman, from left, Kara Ortega of Davis, Nicky Cruz of Davis and Abi Crouch of Sacramento participate in a Davis workshop for the organization "A Heart to Hold." Cruz had two miscarriages and says that making the pillows "helps me help with my own grief and helps help others with theirs." The group makes pillows in the shapes of hearts that match the size and weight of babies who died, be they stillborn, miscarried or lost to an illness or premature birth. A bin full of fabric hearts of different sizes are ready to be filled to the exact during a Davis workshop for the organization "A Heart to Hold." The pillows will be filled to the exact weight of babies who died, be they stillborn...
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Nadie les entregará el poder - elPeriódico (Guatemala)
Google News - about 7 years
Las MARAS no nacieron en Guatemala sino en las Pandillas Neoyorquinas, con Nicky Cruz en California, llevadas a la pantalla en ANGELES CON CARAS SUCIAS con James Cagney. Te puedo seguir mencionando lugares como SOMALIA pero te invito a que des un
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Op-Ed: Chindamo – the boy who was given a second chance - DigitalJournal.com
Google News - about 7 years
Whether or not some people are born inherently selfish, bad, or simply evil, it is manifestly untrue that leopards never change their spots: Amy Winehouse wasn't born an addict; Hitler was once a philo-Semite; gang member Nicky Cruz traded in his
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Cross can calm unrest - Youngstown Vindicator
Google News - about 7 years
A New York gang lost its leader when Nicky Cruz encountered the power of the cross. A recent call for preachers of the cross from the leader of a strife-ridden African nation is testament to the healing and unifying power of the cross
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A Dead Son's Namesake, and the Road Not Taken - New York Times (blog)
Google News - about 7 years
It was the gangs-to-God story of Nicky Cruz, once a self-described “warlord” of a New York City gang who found religion in his early 20s and began evangelizing against crime. She named her son Nicky. But Nicky Rivera did not escape the criminal life
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For Boyhood Friends, an End to 17 Years of Holdups and Lockups - New York Times
Google News - about 7 years
His mother had named him Nicky after a man she had never met, Nicky Cruz, a former gang member who found religion and became a Christian evangelist. She wept on her knees while his father paced with his back to the coffin. The dead man wore a brand-new
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Jacksboro Gazette-News & The Jack County Herald - Jack County Herald
Google News - over 7 years
Another exciting book that is available, “Run Baby Run” tells of notorious gang member, Nicky Cruz who was one of David Wilkerson' s early converts in New York City. “Beyond the Cross and the Switchblade” and “The Cross is Still Mightier than the
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Pastor's life example of Matthew 5:16 - The Valley Chronicle
Google News - over 7 years
The book was later made into a movie staring Pat Boone as Pastor Wilkerson and Erik (“CHiPs”) Estrada, who stared as Nicky Cruz, the hardened gang member who eventually responded to the Gospel proclaimed by Wilkerson and left his gang life
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Teen Challenge: Fighting drug addiction in the Upper Cumberland - Cookeville Herald Citizen
Google News - over 7 years
Wilkerson led one notorious gang member, Nicky Cruz, to Christ and Cruz later became an evangelist, with his story told in the movie "The Cross and the Switchblade," starring Erik Estrada and Pat Boone. Teen Challenge centers began to spring up all
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Did Hezekiah Care? Do you? - MorungExpress
Google News - over 7 years
David Wilkerson, author of The Cross and the Switchblade and the person who preached the Gospel to Nicky Cruz died on April 27, 2011 in a car accident on the spot. The last blog post he wrote was: “To those going through the valley and shadow of death,
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Glut of TEC Seminarians few Jobs*Dioceses of WNY and VT Face Uncertain Futures - Virtue Online
Google News - over 7 years
One gang member in the book, Nicky Cruz, came to faith under Wilkerson's ministry and followed in his mentor's footsteps, forging an evangelistic ministry of his own among the "down and out". A public memorial service at Times Square Church will be
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Time Square preacher - World Magazine (subscription)
Google News - over 7 years
The 1958 ministry became Teen Challenge International, and one of his first converts, Nicky Cruz, is still evangelizing. Wilkerson moved to Texas in 1971, where he founded World Challenge as an international gospel outreach, but in the 1980s he
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David Wilkerson Eulogized as Great Man of God - Charisma News Online
Google News - over 7 years
But none spoke other than Dallas Holm, the singer who traveled with Wilkerson for many years, and Nicky Cruz, Wilkerson's most famous convert. The other speakers were long-time associates and family members. A common theme held throughout the funeral:
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Pastor Dave - World Magazine
Google News - over 7 years
Nicky Cruz, his first significant convert, is still evangelizing. Wilkinson moved to Texas in 1971, where he founded World Challenge as an international gospel outreach, but in the 1980s he was called to return to New York City
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Nicky Cruz: David Wilkerson 'Never Lost His Heart' - ChristianityToday.com
Google News - over 7 years
Nicky Cruz remembers the David Wilkerson he met on the streets of New York in the 1950s—the "skinny preacher" who walked a message of Jesus' love into gang-owned neighborhoods that police were afraid to enter and faced, without flinching, ... - -
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Big Pulpit
NYTimes - over 9 years
THE sloped main sanctuary fits 3,195 and could pass for a concert hall: cushioned chairs, a band, almost no religious adornments. The spire-less exterior is so utilitarian that when it first appeared in this East New York, Brooklyn, neighborhood, across from auto fixit shops, people thought it was the telephone company. By 8 a.m. on Sunday, a
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The Rev. Doctor Banker
NYTimes - about 22 years
SAVE for a few white lilies sprouting from gaudy plastic flower arrangements near the stage, there is little evidence that the New York Christian Life Center in East New York, Brooklyn, is a church. There is hardly any Christian iconography. The setting is like a television studio, with a band near the stage playing snappy interludes, contemporary
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    CHILDHOOD
  • 1938
    Born
    Born on December 6, 1938.
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