Pentecostalism had its roots in the Holiness movement of the nineteenth century, and thus is Arminian in theology. Modern Pentecostalism is often dated to C.P. Parham's Apostolic Faith movement (1901) and the Azusa Street revival of 1906. Pentecostal Christians believe that the gifts of Pentecost, including tongues and healing, are still normal today. The gift of tongues is often seen as a manifestation of baptism in the Spirit, or of sanctification.
The charismatic renewal
movement, or Neo-Pentecostalism, is distinguished from classic Pentecostalism in that the charismatic renewal arose decades later, among people who were, and often still are, adherents of mainline Protestant denominations or of the Catholic Church.
The Apostolic Church is a Trinitarian Pentecostal denomination which emerged from the Welsh Revival of 1904-1905. International administrative offices are in Swansea, Wales. Among their distinctives are a belief that God has never left the Church without apostles and prophets.
Please submit sites here that are about the Apostolic Church, with international offices in Swansea, Wales. In the United States, this body is known as Ascension Fellowships International.
A Trinitarian, fundamental, evangelical church, the Apostolic Faith Church was founded in 1906 by Florence L. Crawford. Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, it has branches in 16 countries.
Sites dedicated to the Assemblies of God, an international pre-millennial Pentecostal Christian denominational family. The Assemblies of God form the largest Pentecostal church body in the United States, and the Assembléias de Deus (Brazil) are the largest Pentecostal denomination in the world.
Please be sure to submit only sites of institutions that are officially endorsed, i.e. listed by the Department of Christian Higher Education.
This category is for sites with online sales, primarily of books, printed or recorded material; and primarily for people interested in a distinctively Pentecostal viewpoint.
The official name of this Pentecostal church body is "Christian Church of North America, General Council." This denomination arose in 1907 from the Pentecostal movement among Italian-speaking Christians in Chicago. They emphasize missionary activity.
Christian Outreach Centre likes to introduce itself as one church meeting in many locations. C.O.C. began with a meeting of 25 people in Brisbane, Australia, in 1974. Today Christian Outreach Centre is present in more than 30 countries. They believe that the Bible is the literal inspired Word of God, and that God wants to give the gifts of the Holy Spirit to the born-again believer.
Please submit sites here if they are related to the international body called Christian Outreach Centre, which originated in Brisbane, Australia.
Sites related to Christ Gospel Church, a fundamentalist Pentecostal Christian denomination with headquarters in Jeffersonville, Indiana.
The Church of God by Faith is a Pentecostal church founded in 1914. Its headquarters are located in Jacksonville, Florida. As of 1998, this denomination had approximately 8,200 adherents.
Information obtained from http://www.adherents.com/ and http://www.cogbf.org/
The Church of the Living God, the Pillar and Ground of the Truth, was founded in 1903 by Mary Magdalena Lewis Tate. After Mother Tate's death, the 1931 Agreement resulted in a triumvirate: three bishops, each leading a dominion.
Sites submitted here should be about the Church of the Living God, the Pillar and Ground of the Truth, revived by Mary Magdalena Lewis Tate, or about one of the three dominions which resulted from the 1931 Agreement.
This is a category for sites about Pentecostal educational institutions including home schooling.
It does not include Sunday Schools or other youth ministries of the church.
Traditionally Black pentecostal denomination. Founded as the Colored Fire Baptized Holiness Church in 1908 (splitting from the Fire Baptized Holiness Church), they changed to the current name in 1926.
This category contains sites that are take a historical approach to Pentecostal leaders, movements, fellowships, or ideas.
The House of God describes itself as a Hebrew Pentecostal denomination. They worship on Saturdays, practice washing of feet with communion services, and stress holiness in living.
The current Chief Apostle is Bishop J.E. Embry, Jr. The national temple is in Lexington, Kentucky.
Sites submitted to this category should be related to the House of God, the Holy Church of the Living God, the Pillar and Ground of the Truth, the House of Prayer for All People (Hebrew Pentecostal), Inc.
The House of God, Which Is the Church of the Living God, the Pillar and Ground of the Truth, Inc., is an offshoot of Mary L. Tate's Church of the Living God
. It was established in 1919. Headquarters are in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The long-time presiding bishop is Jesse B. White.
Sites submitted here should pertain to the House of God, Which Is the Church of the Living God, the Pillar and Ground of the Truth, Inc., with headquarters in Philadelphia and which was originally founded by Mary Lewis Tate.
Sites dedicated to the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel. Today, the number of members and adherents in the Foursquare Church worldwide now stands at 3,587,835 worshiping in 29,973 churches and meeting places in 123 countries. At the end of the reporting year, there were 48,271 Foursquare ministers and workers.
Please only submit sites connected in some way with the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel.
A Trinitarian denomination formed by the 1976 union of the International Pentecostal Assemblies with the Pentecostal Church of Christ. Headquarters are in London, Ohio. This denomination is a member of the National Association of Evangelicals.
Traditional pentecostal denomination with churches in 35 states and in more than 70 countries worldwide and nearly 2.5 million adherents. Formed in 1911 by the merger of the Fire Baptized Holiness Church and the Pentecostal Holiness Church.
A movement born in the Pentecostal outpouring in Hamilton, Ontario, in 1912, established to preach the full gospel to Italians in Canada. Has churches in southern Canada, from Montreal to Vancouver.
This category lists sites that support and/or oppose the teachings and ministry of William Marrion Branham.
Sites that support and/or oppose the teachings and ministry of William Marrion Branham may be submitted here.
Pentecostal ministries will vary since not all Pentecostals hold to the same doctrines. This category will link to various ministries categories for various Pentecostal denominations.
Wherever possible, please submit your suggestions to the most specific denomination possible, even if we have not yet created a ministries subcategory yet.
Oneness churches teach that God is one and that though he has manifested himself in three forms, there are not three Persons of the Godhead and there is no Trinity.
Churches in this group include:
- The United Pentecostal Church International
- The Pentecostal Assemblies of the World
- The Bible Way Churches of Our Lord Jesus Christ World Wide
- The Assemblies of the Lord Jesus Christ
- The Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith
- The United Pentecostal Church of Colombia
- The Apostolic Church of the Faith in Christ Jesus
- The True Jesus Church
- The Apostolic Overcoming Holy Church of God
The Oneness movement dates back to the early 20th century. Many date it back to 1913.
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This category is for information about the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc. (PAW).
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Open Bible Churches is an association of autonomous, evangelical, Pentecostal churches. It was formed as "Open Bible Standard Churches" in 1935 from a merge of two separate revivalist organizations.
There are over 1,000 Open Bible congregations in the United States and internationally. The headquarters is in Des Moines, Iowa.
Sites pertaining to the Redeemed Christian Church of God. Started in 1952 in Nigeria by Pa Josiah Akindayomi, the RCCG today has thousands of parishes in Africa, Europe, North America, and the Caribbean.
The United Holy Church of America was founded in 1886 as the Holy Church of North Carolina. It is an African-American Pentecostal body.
The United Pentecostal Council of the Assemblies of God was established in 1919, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. It is a historically Black fellowship of Trinitarian Pentecostal churches. Like their forefathers in Holiness churches, members believe in sanctification, in holiness of life, and in divine healing. They believe that tongues are the initial sign of Baptism in the Holy Ghost. They practice the Lord's Supper, and baptism by immersion.
The UPCAG is present in Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad, and the United States. The Council is organized in Districts, with general headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts.