Azusa Street Revival came alive on Easter Sunday at the JACCC Isamu Noguchi Plaza. A multicultural congregation of Blacks, Asians, Hispanics, and Whites celebrated Pastor William Seymour, son of slaves, who founded a multicultural congregation at 312 Azusa Street on April 9, 1906. The historic location within the borders of Little Tokyo witnessed one of the greatest spiritual revivals in history and became the Cradle of the Worldwide Pentecostal Movement which has touched over 800 million worshippers today.Pastor Patrick Deitrick Haddon of the Hill City Worship Camp and ...
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The Azusa Street SpiritWalk Project will become one of the greatest spiritual tourists destinations for Los Angeles, and Little Tokyo will be known as the “Spiritual Door to the World” for the City of the Angels. As the city grew from a little pueblo in the desert, churches were established around the civic center area. The Buddhists, Catholics, Protestants, Jewish, and Pentecostals were all part of the spiritual birth of this emerging young city and today, it is part of a ...
Stalled project would honor the Little Tokyo birthplace of the religious movement. But some residents in the neighborhood oppose it.
By K. Connie Kang,
LA Times Staff Writer
Feb 6, 2006
A group of religious and civic leaders is seeking public support for a long-stalled memorial in Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo honoring the African American preacher who a century ago launched a multiracial mission there that grew into the worldwide Pentecostal movement.
The project has been bogged down for nearly 10 years in part because the Japanese American Community and Cultural ...
Believers worldwide gather in L.A. — singing, dancing and shouting — to mark the 100th anniversary of the Azusa Street Revival.
By K. Connie Kang, Times Staff Writer
Carrying banners and making music, about 3,000 exuberant Christians on Saturday kicked off a weeklong centennial celebration of the birthplace of modern Pentecostalism in Little Tokyo with a “Holy Spirit Procession” through downtown Los Angeles.Thousands of Christians worldwide are coming to Los Angeles this week to mark the 100th anniversary of what is called the Azusa Street Revival, considered ...
The plaques and signs memorializing Azusa Street are understated, but the historic site could have fared much worse.
By Mark Kendall, MARK KENDALL is a freelance writer based in Ontario.
May 2, 2007. Los Angeles Times
NEVER-LOOK-BACK Los Angeles managed to brick over one of the nation’s key religious historical sites without even realizing it. And somehow that turned out to be a good thing — maybe even a miracle.
It was in downtown just over a century ago that the hands-raising, tongues-speaking form of Christian faith now known as Pentecostalism ignited into ...
Coming Home to Azusa Street Mission A Hundred Years Later.
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 ...