Pastor Carter Conlon is stepping down as senior pastor of Times Square Church to focus on his prayer ministry, according to a recent post on his Facebook page.
Conlon, who has served at the church for 26 years, will transition to a new position: chairman of the board and general overseer of Times Square Church.
Conlon asked the church to consider Pastor Tim Dilena as his successor. His nomination was approved, and on May 5, Dilena will assume the role of senior pastor.
According to the post, Conlon has felt the Lord lead him to call the nation to pray for the last decade. His Time to Pray ministry includes a nationwide radio ministry, conferences, various leaders and a book, It’s Time to Pray, published by Charisma House.
David Wilkerson, founder of Teen Challenge and author of The Cross and the Switchblade, started Times Square Church in 1987 in New York City. Since then, the church has grown to be an interdenominational congregation of more than 8,000 people representing over 100 nationalities.
Conlon joined the church staff in 1994 and was appointed senior pastor in 2001.
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SOURCE: Charisma News