Charl van Wyk

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Charl van Wyk was just an ordinary Christian man until July 25, 1993 - the day that would become known for the St. James Massacre. It was on this date that Van Wyk shot back at the terrorists who were attacking an innocent congregation gathered in worship, and saved many lives in the process.


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"An excellent book and DVD combo is “Shooting Back: The Right and Duty of Self Defense,” which tells the story of how one man saved many lives in a congregation gathered in prayer as well as answers some basic questions about church security."


- Chuck Norris




About Charl

Charl van Wyk is a Christian missionary, author and activist in Africa.

His belief in his Christian duty to protect the innocent, vulnerable and oppressed led him to single-handedly return fire in the midst of a terrorist attack, saving many lives!

The story of how God led Charl to forgive and pursue reconciliation with his attackers is captured in his best-selling book, Shooting Back – The Right and Duty of Self-defense.

Now he is engaged in a new war - a battle to establish kingdom-focused covenant communities in Southern Africa.

His pro-active stance on educating the Church and renewing minds with a Biblical worldview drives him to see communities changed through the Gospel, discipleship and community development.

Charl and his team are:

Join Charl van Wyk and In Touch Mission International as they pray and work toward reformation - building a generation of young, Christ centered, Gospel driven servant leaders to take action in a broken world.

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