Gary Wilkerson – President | World Challenge

Gary Wilkerson – President

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 Founding Pastor of The Springs Church, which he launched in 2009 with a handful of people. 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 Wilkerson has served more than 40 years in ministry and is currently the president of World Challenge. He has written three books, travels to encourage pastors worldwide and hosts a podcast to address the tough questions that trip up many believers.


After ministering at pastors' conferences with his father around the world, Gary began pastors' conferences with the desire to encourage pastors to encourage and strengthen them. 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.


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.

God of the Impossible...People of the Impossible

A Devotional by Gary Wilkerson


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High and Lifted Up

Today, Keith Holloway rejoins Gary Wilkerson to talk about what happens when we truly consider how high and great God is.

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The First Man, Sixth Man and Twelfth Man

In today's video, Gary begins a short series and starts with defining the roles of the first man, sixth man and twelfth man. 

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Programs and Plans but No Place for Jesus

In John 2, Jesus enters the temple for an act that would signal the beginning of his public ministry. What takes place next is quite dramatic:

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A Way When There Is No Way
Pick Up Your Beggar’s Mat. It’s Your Message to the World!
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Bursting Limitations

Pulling from the life of the widow in 2 Kings 4, Gary Wilkerson inspires us to stir up our faith to overflowing when a "but now" interrupts life.

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Lighthouse: Devotions Through the Storm

Join Gary Wilkerson for 21 days of devotions to bring you through the storm from fear to victorious faith.

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Gary Wilkerson Podcast

This weekly podcast follows Gary’s personal journey to understand God’s favor and the ways his personal life has changed as a result. It also explores the issues God has laid on Gary’s heart for those who are struggling to match their understanding of grace and divine love with the daily realities of life.

86 Seconds

If you’re interested in quick encouragements, then you will enjoy our 86 Seconds videos. Each one is a mini-devotional from Gary Wilkerson as he points out simple but profound truths in scripture that can change the way we approach each day. These reminders of the Word’s power will help you live as salt and light to the world.

God's Favor

In his book, Gary Wilkerson demonstrates through personal stories how God's benefits take two forms: his constant assuring presence and his tangible blessings. Both the spiritual and the physical resources are not only for our own good, but also so that we may begin to heal a hurting, unbelieving world.