“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, Little Tokyo Service Center

“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

“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, CA

“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 year process now.”

Fred Berry

Pastor, Apostle, and Director of Azusa Street Mission

“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

Azusa Street Mission

Azusa Street Mission