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Additional Resources Learn how you can invest in a permanent display that can carry the message of salvation and Pentecost to all who visit the wall. Information is available regarding this important project at: www.azusastreetmissionfoundation.com. For further reading on William Seymour, the Azusa Street Mission, and the Azusa Street Revival, see: Craig Borlaise, William Seymour: A Biography (Lake Mary, FL: Charisma House, 2006). Gastón Espinosa, William J. Seymour and the Origins of Global Pentecostalism: A Biography and Documentary History (Durham, NC: Duke ...

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Fact #3 Azusa Street is a Valuable Pentecostal and Charismatic Pilgrimage Site The Church historian, Henry Chadwick once remarked that, “Nothing is sadder than someone who has lost his memory; and the church which has lost its memory is in the same state of senility.” Pentecostals have not always been known for appreciating either history or tradition. Indeed, when the Azusa Street site was available for purchase in the 1930s, it was said to have been offered to the Assemblies of God. The response that was received was that they were “not interested in relics”. ...

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Fact #2 Azusa Street is a Pentecostal Heritage Site Until relatively recently, we have not known much about the Azusa Street Mission or the revival that brought it into existence. Most of what we have known about the revival was written by Frank Bartleman. The title of his book, How Pentecost Came to Los Angeles, first published in 1925, leads people to believe that it is the story of the Azusa Street Mission and revival. Yet of the ten chapters found in this book, only one of them actually focuses on “Azusa Street”. There are brief comments about the Mission and the ...

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Fact #1 Azusa Street is a Los Angeles Historical Site In its “Millennium” issue, Life magazine described the beginnings of Pentecostalism in 1906 Los Angeles as No. 68 among its choice of the 100 most significant events to take place during the second millennium of Christianity. (1) What makes this movement so significant is that it currently has roughly 643,661,000 members, or 25% of all Christians worldwide. (2) This family of churches is second in size only to the Catholic Church. Yet most people, even in Los Angeles, know little if anything about it or its ...

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Azusa Street Facts

Azusa Street Facts Azusa Street is a Los Angeles Historical Site Azusa Street is a Pentecostal Heritage Site Azusa Street is a Valuable Pentecostal and Charismatic Pilgrimage Site Additional Resources

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