Charles W. “Chuck” Colson went from being a Nixon aide and Watergate felon, to becoming one of the most eloquent and influential evangelical Christian leaders of our time; a leading voice on all Christian worldview matters up until his death in 2012 at the age of 80. Colson, the former Nixon White House operative, famous for saying he’d be willing to run over his grandmother for the president, was the first in a line of Nixon’s aides convicted in connection to the June 17, 1972, break-in to Democratic National Committee offices in Washington’s Watergate complex.
He did prison time for obstruction of justice, and then became “born-again Christian,” which he chronicled in his autobiography Born Again. The book was later made into a Hollywood movie, and Norma and I in 1978 actually attended some of the filming of the White House scenes at Warner Brothers studios in Burbank, California. (Colson was played by Dean Jones in the film.) MORE