Since the beginning of the Azusa Street Mission in 1905, people have flocked to 312 Azusa Street in Los Angeles. Even after the building was demolished and the charisma continues to spread, the physical address has become a pilgrimage site. Each year, hundreds of people from around the world come to 312 Azusa Street for spiritual reflection and connection.
As of 2014, there are 631 million Pentecostals, making Pentecostalism the largest group of Christians next to Catholism. Currently, 1 in 4 Christians identify as Pentecostal and the numbers continue to grow. This spark was ignited a little over 100 years ago at 312 Azusa Street, Los Angeles, California, and Pentecostalism has become the fastest-growing religion in the world!
On December 8, 2012 at the corner of Azusa and San Pedro, several community groups came together to plant a grapefruit tree to replace one that had been lost. Japanese Americans, Skid Row community activist, Native Americans, Azusa Street Revival members and Pentecostals came together to celebrate this new tree together, inviting everyone to participate by adding a scoop of soil to the newly planted tree. In 2004, the last remaining tree from when the site was a fruit orchard was accidently killed with hot cooking oil. It was a 125-year-old grapefruit tree, which ...
In 2000, the prevalence of Pentecostals in America continues to grow. The map on the right shows the number of charismatic churches across the nation.
65 years after Seymour's first sermon at Azusa street, it was estimated that there were 63 million pentecostals around the world!
Jennie Evans Seymour dies. She is buried in the Evergreen Cemetery in Los Angeles, California.
In Los Angeles on September 28, 1922, William J. Seymour passed away from a heart attack. Faithful to the end, his last words were "I love my Jesus so." He is burried in the Evergreen Cemetary in Los Angeles.
1915, Seymour compiles "The Doctrines and Discipline of the Azusa Street Mission." It closely parallels the "Doctrines and Discipline" that John Wesley compiled for use in the Methodist Church, and the statement of faith is strongly rooted in the 39 articles of the Anglican Church.
April 1914, the Assemblies of God is formed in Hot Springs, Arkansas. It brings together people from the Azusa Street Mission, from Parham's Apostolic Faith Movement, from C.H. Mason's Church of God in Christ, from the Christian and Missionary Alliance, and from independent Apostolic Faith groups in the upper Midwest.