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 full-time missionary and the best-selling author of ‘Shooting Back – The Right and Duty of Self-Defense’. He writes a monthly ministry newsletter and has had feature articles published by WND, an independent US news company.

Charl has served on the committees of ministries such as Frontline Fellowship, Africa Christian Action, the Christian Action Network and REDTCO: The Gathering of the Children of God for the Transformation of the Congo. He is a founder member of Gun Owners of South Africa.

Currently, Charl is working to grow a Christian university, school and church in Central Africa, supporting African pastors with Bibles and bikes, and is a patron of the Organization for Peace and Conflict Resolution in Congo. He speaks internationally and has had numerous newspaper, magazine, radio and television interviews.

Charl lives in Cape Town, South Africa with his wife, Sonja, and their four children.



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