“Brothers and sisters, friends around the world, Azusa Street Foundation Mission is officially opening up the doors for the memorial wall, hoping to be completed by 2016, this has been an almost 15 process now.”
Fred Berry, pastor, apostle, and director of Azusa Street Mission

“As Japanese Americans, honoring the people and the land is very important to all of us. This community is rich with honoring people and the land. As Japanese American Christians, we would like to honor Reverend William Seymour, the Azusa Street Revival, and the land in several ways over the next few years.”
Barry Deguchi, pastor, Catalyst Christian Community, Long Beach

“This is the story of an African American that stood shoulder to shoulder with Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King, Jr. Pastor Seymour brought multiculturalism that today’s Los Angeles is all about, and he brought it one hundred years ago.”
Les Hamasaki, urban planner

“Many Pentecostals look at the site as sacred to their history. There is no other site in the world that can lay claim to being the cradle of the Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements like the Azusa Street Mission.”
Cecil M. Robeck, professor of church history at Fuller Theological Seminary and foremost scholar on Pentecostalism.

“This is a big time event. The mural will attract visitors, give them something to see when they look for the site. This is a great story that still speaks to us. A hundred years ago an amazing thing happened … Yet no one knows about this.”
Bill Watanabe, former executive director of the Little Tokyo Service Center