Friday, February 23, 2007


CCN becomes the first organization to host the David Berkowitz Evangelistic Event!

Former notorious serial killer, David Berkowitz, now born-again believer, is reaching out to college students from behind bars. Through his best friend, Dan Nichols, Mr. Berkowitz's testimony is being shared to large groups of college students during special events, entitled "Meet the Best Friend of David Berkowitz." The evangelistic event consists of a video presentation, personal testimony of Mr. Berkowitz's conversion as told through Dan Nichols, and a reading of an actual letter typed out by Mr. Berkowitz's himself, personally encouraging the students to repent and trust in Jesus Christ. Nichols ensures that the gospel message is presented clearly, biblically, and boldly, even after it is presented in the video, spoken testimony, and the letter. The purpose of the event? To win souls to Christ!

The first event took place on Tuesday, February 6, 2007 at Seton Hall University not long after Mr. Berkowitz sent his testimony on tape to Tiffany Gelpi, President of CHANGE Collegian Network (CCN). Mr. Berkowitz learned of Tiffany through a mutual friend, Dan Nichols. Mr. Nichols and Tiffany share the same love for biblical evangelism, having met through Kirk Cameron, host of the award-winning evangelism training show, Way of the Soon after suggesting to LaShelle White, the CCN Campus Leader at Seton Hall University, to create an event using David's testimony, Dan Nichols hopped on board, obtaining the support of Mr. Berkowitz to host the event.

After the event, Mr. Nichols was requested to speak at other colleges, including The University of Nevada Las Vegas and Ramapo College of New Jersey, where a second CHANGE Collegian Network fellowship labors, sparking the beginning of a string of evangelistic events using the fame of David Berkowitz to draw attendees. Even a church in Nevada took advantage of the opportunity to share Christ in this peculiar and innovative way. Mr. Berkowitz encourages Christians to use his unique story of a serial killer turned born-again Christian as "bait", in order to capture the attention of as many souls as possible, who can then be led to salvation in Christ Jesus. Mr. Berkowitz does not receive any compensation or donations for his endeavors. His genuine attempts to reach the lost for Christ stems from his sincere heart for souls, and his authentic relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ.

If you are interested in having Dan Nichols present at your college, you may contact Dan at For gospel tracts, using the David Berkowitz testimony, visit

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