Urgent Prayer Request


Tyler Wilkerson, son of Pastor John Wilkerson, went to Heaven last night. He was only 17 years old. He had just finished serving as a counselor at a Christian camp. He was a very fine young man.

The following is from the email that I received telling me of the accident before I called Pastor Wilkerson.

Please pray for Pastor Wilkerson and Family as they mourn the loss of their oldest son, Tyler (17). Tyler was traveling with a church family Friday, August 15, when a car pulled in front of them and caused an accident. Tyler died of internal injuries.

Pastor Wilkerson is the pastor of the First Baptist Church of Long Beach, California. He is one of the finest men that I have ever known. I want to ask you to please pray for him and his family.

I can’t imagine what they must be going through right now but he said that God was giving them grace and thanked me for the phone call and for praying. Please pray for them.

8 thoughts on “Urgent Prayer Request”

  1. Do you have a personal email address of his? He’s one of my supporting pastors, and I wanted to write him a short note. Thanks for letting us know.

  2. My heart, thoughts and prayers are with them, this was our PASTOR from First Baptist Church, I just lost my beautiful baby boy Cameron in April who wouldve been 2 years old in June. Pastor Wilerson held Camerons funeral, and was a great comfort to me and my family! Hearing about this just breaks my heart and re-opens already fresh wounds from my son. I am just comforted by knowing that now Cameron has yet another child of God to have by his side in Heaven!

  3. Michelle Arce Alcantar

    It breaks my heart to see such a good and stong man of God go through such a painful situtation. But as Pastor Wilkerson preached today “GOD MAKES NO MISTAKES.” It is by God’s loving grace that we are here today. Please continue to pray for my Pastor and his loving family. Pastor Wilkerson Mrs. Linda have 7 beautiful children that appreciate your kindness. I know Tyler is looking down on us smiling. He is in a better place now.

    The address to the church should you want to send condolences to Pastor John Wilkerson and family is:

    1000 Pine Ave
    Long Beach, CA 90813

  4. Thank you everyone for your comments. I am waiting to get more details about the funeral arrangements so if any of you have any ideas I would appreciate your sharing them with us. The first email I got said that it would be on Saturday the 23rd. I am waiting to see if this is still the plan.

    There is no finer man of God anywhere than Pastor Wilkerson so I really appreciate your praying for the family.

    God bless all of you

  5. The viewing is Friday the 22nd @ 5:00 p.m. and the funeral is Saturday the 23rd @ 10:00 a.m. Location at FBCLB (1000 Pine Ave. Long Beach,Ca.). Please set time aside Wed. after your lunch for 24 hours if you are able,for fasting and prayer for this family and that this great loss will not be in vein.

  6. Thank you very much. Any other news etc that you have that people need to know I would love to post so feel free and I will get the word out. People everywhere are concerned and over 250 have searched for information like you are giving out over the last two days. Thank you and God bless you

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