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Pastor Rich Wilkerson Jr. and Wife Give God Glory for Bringing Newborn Daughter Home From NICU

Rich Wilkerson Jr. and his wife DawnCheré, the pastors of Vous Church in Miami, Florida, welcomed their third child to the world last week, daughter Waylon Wesley Wilkerson.

Shortly after announcing they were on their way to the hospital, Wilkerson posted on Instagram asking for prayers for their first daughter and newest family member. The proud papa said, “This is my daughter. Never knew a love like this. Keep praying for Waylon, she was admitted into the NICU due to trouble breathing. We are fully confident she’s fine but praying for her breathing and for her stay in NICU to be brief. Grateful for the incredible care she’s receiving!”

A few days after Waylon was born, Wilkerson preached on July 4th. Leading up to that Sunday, he told his followers their prayers are working. He shared a praise report that “their faith is high,” and said they got to hold their daughter. “It’s got me excited to preach tomorrow,” he said.

Later that day, their newborn’s feeding tube was removed and it was reported she was getting better. “The best 4th of July of my entire life,” Wilkerson said, including a photo of him holding Waylon next to mom DawnCheré.

On Monday, baby Waylon’s IV was removed and she was taken off oxygen. Wilkerson updated his followers, saying the baby would remain in the NICU a couple more days for monitoring, but that they are “celebrating the progress…Keep praying until she is home with us.”

The pastor, who officiated Kanye West and Kim Kardashian’s wedding, posted a photo on Wednesday of his wife and him heading to the hospital to bring Waylon home. “Don’t tell me God won’t do it,” he told his 923k followers.

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Vous Church

Vous Church was born out of the church Wilkerson’s father pastors in Miami that started as a youth/young adult ministry. The program hosted by Trinity church was called The Rendezvous which was later shortened to Vous.

The growing church notes on its website that Vous’s mission is “to create a church in Downtown Miami that would be a home to all ages and represent the diversity of our beautiful city.”

Wilkerson’s Reality Television Show

In 2015, Rich and his wife starred in a reality television show title ‘Rich in Faith‘ on Oxygen, the network founded by Oprah Winfrey. “No matter what you think about it, it’s the language of our culture,” Wilkerson said, referencing reality TV shows during an interview. “We want to be people who are trying to take every opportunity to spread the message of faith.” The series that only lasted one season followed the life and ministry of the megachurch pastors as they planted Vous Church.

Jesse T. Jackson
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