Parham’s Sermon at the Azusa Street MIssion


In a sermon preached at the Azusa Street Mission, Parham declares, “God is sick to His stomach” with what is going on at the Mission, and Parham moves to take control. Parham is told he is no longer welcome at the Mission. He gathers his Texas friends and leaves. The Apostolic Faith reports that Abundio and Rosa de Lopez are busy ministering to local Latinos on the Plaza (La Placita) of Los Angeles, California. They are altar workers at the Azusa Street Mission and until at least 1909, Abundio Lopez is also designated as a missionary at the Gospel Detective Mission, aimed at ministering to Latino workers for the Southern Pacific Railroad.