From right: William Seymour, Original Azusa Street Mission, Proposed Azusa Street Spiritwalk Promenade
One Hundred Years Ago, A Black Pastor Started a Multi-racial Church Which has Changed the World.
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The Azusa Street Revival Documentary
Welcome to 312 Azusa Street Mission
A hundred years ago, a seed was planted by a son of former slaves to create a multicultural Los Angeles. In 1906, the establishment of a multiracial mission on Azusa Street by Pastor William Joseph Seymour turned everything upside down in Los Angeles. "All the major churches were trying to figure out how to relate to it," according to Cecil M Robeck, Jr., professor of church history at Fuller Theological seminary and an authority on the Pentecostal Movement.
Today, the seed that Pastor Seymour planted has created a multiracial movement throughout America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America. The Pentecostal Church is the fastest growing religious movement in the world with over 500 million members.
Pentecostals: The Sequel What will it take for this world phenomenon to stay vibrant for another 100 years?
by Grant McClung
After 100 years of modern renewal history, we Pentecostals and our charismatic cousins have been probed and described from every possible angle-theological, sociological, historical, phenomenological, psychological, and more. We've been called a revitalization movement, a movement of social transformation, a millenarian movement, and a movement of racial integration. No doubt a Google search for "Pentecostal" would yield even more labels, thus providing fodder for endless rounds of doctoral dissertations and blog sites.
A Century of Faith Event Celebrates 100th Anniversary of Azusa Street Revival.
by Andrew Moyle
This year marks the centennial of the great San Francisco earthquake, but 100 years ago another kind of temblor erupted in Downtown Los Angeles.
Now seen as the great awakening of the Pentecostal/Charismatic movement, the Azusa Street Revival took place from 1906 to 1909. This week's Century of the Holy Spirit event commemorates the anniversary at venues large and small in and around Downtown.