A former British tabloid reporter who became a ground-breaking missionary journalist and advocate for the suffering church has gone to be with Jesus after a stellar career.
Dan Wooding founded the Assist News Service last century to inform, educate, and inspire about what God is doing in today’s culture.
Wooding was once a correspondent for the National Enquirer and a staffer on two of Britain’s sensationalist tabloids.
But a powerful encounter with God caused him to devote his writing skills to reporting about the plight of persecuted Christians in restricted countries.
Wooding was born to missionary parents Nigeria, in 1940, but was raised in the U.K. when the family was forced to return home after his father contracted malaria.
He moved to the US for 36 years and founded the ASSIST News Service which transmitted stories to 2,600 media outlets around the world.
Mr Wooding is survived by his wife of 56 years, Norma and his two sons.