In January 1989, Don was killed in a horrific car crash that cut his legs in two. His heart actually stopped beating for one and a half hours. Behind him, on that lonely highway, there was another pastor who was waiting in the long line of stopped traffic. That pastor felt compelled to come and pray over Don’s body and he convinced the police to let him do so.
After an hour and a half of praying and singing songs over Don’s lifeless body, an amazing thing happened. Don came back to life and began to sing. He was cut out of the vehicle and taken to the ICU.
Don was alive, but he would face a long recovery. He endured dozens of painful surgeries to fix his bones and had rods and other devices fused into his legs to help them heal. It took him several years to heal and learn to walk again. “I knew I was not going to be the same physically, because of apparently how badly I was injured. But I also know that I had to get better and share my message,” said Don Piper.
Don wrote a book about his ordeal called: 90 Minutes in Heaven. He has spoken to over three thousand audiences around the world and his book has sold over 5 million copies. He appeared on NBC’s Today Show, Dateline NBC, ABC’s Nightline, Fox Network, and the O’Reilly Factor. He is a frequent guest on Trinity Broadcasting Network’s 700 Club and has also appeared on D. James Kennedy’s Coral Ridge Hour. He has been interviewed by literally hundreds of radio stations, newspapers and magazines all over the world.
Don has decided to be a Minister of Hope and he is using his second chance to spread this message of hope world-wide. To see more, go to: www.donpiperministries.com.