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Dan Wooding

Posted: May 6th, 2021

Former Sunday People journalist and, later, evangelical broadcaster DAN WOODING died on March 18, 2020, aged 81, from cancer. Dan worked on the Sunday Mirror in the 1970s before switching to the Sunday People.

In 1982, he left for the United States where, as a devout Christian whose parents had worked as missionaries, he founded a Christian news service. Dan’s programmes were broadcast throughout the States and all over the world, and he campaigned for persecuted Christians everywhere.

He was also a prolific author. Among more than forty books he wrote were: Caped Crusader, Rick Wakeman in the 1970s with a forward by Elton John; Terry Dene, Britain’s first Rock and Roll Rebel; and King Squealer: True Story of Maurice O’Mahoney. He also wrote an autobiography detailing how he switched from British newspaper journalism to his radio evangelism as the founder of ASSIST News Service.

Dan is survived by his wife of 56 years, Norma. They lived in the U.S. for 36 years but returned to the UK in 2018 to be close to their two sons, Andrew and Peter, and six grandchildren.

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