10 May

Nicky Cruz will be at the Tabernacle on Wednesday 29th June 2016

On 29th June 2016  @ 7.45pm we are delighted to be welcoming Nicky Cruz to the Whitewell Tabernacle.

He will be telling his amazing life story of how Christ changed his life.

Cruz was raised in Puerto Rico.  His parents were heavily involved in witchcraft and spiritualism, and as such, Nicky was the victim of repeated physical abuse and rejection at their hands.  In an attempt to escape his violent upbringing, Nicky fled to New York City in the mid 50s where he soon got caught up in the gang violence that was sweeping the city.  Fearless and seemingly immune to physical pain, Cruz rose through the ranks of the notorious Mau Mau gang in Fort Greene, Brooklyn to become their War Lord.

Cruz’ life was a downward spiral of violence and dysfunction.  A court-ordered psychiatrist told the court and Nicky that he was “doomed...finished...on a one-way trip to jail, the electric chair and hell.”  Then one day a skinny preacher - David Wilkerson - came to the war-torn streets of Brooklyn delivering a message to Nicky - “Jesus loves you, Nicky.”  Cruz threatened to kill the preacher, but several weeks later at a rally at the St. Nicholas Arena in NYC - Cruz surrendered his life to God and exchanged his weapons for a Bible.

He has an incredible story to tell and this is a night not to be missed. His story has captivated and encouraged thousands around the world. The night is open to everyone – and to our knowledge this is the only place in Northern Ireland that he will be preaching at in this visit – so mark the date in your diary now and plan to attend, and to bring a friend with you..

If you are a regular attender to the Tabernacle please note the earlier start time of 7.45pm for this special event.