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  • Rare Kathryn Kuhlman transcripts donated to FPHC

    Kathryn Johanna Kuhlman (1907-1976), possibly the world’s most prominent female evangelist and faith healer (although at times she objected to these titles), was a catalyst for the emerging charismatic renewal in the 1950s and 1960s. Her life and ministry — … Continue reading

  • Church of God in Christ tour with Mother Patterson

    TOUR OF COGIC HOLY SITES (LEXINGTON AND MEMPHIS) Wednesday, March 9, 2011 Mother Mary P. Patterson (widow of Presiding Bishop J.O. Patterson Sr., 1968-1989) has agreed to lead a tour of Church of God in Christ holy sites in Lexington … Continue reading

  • Pentecostal Origins of Earth Day

    The 2010 edition of Assemblies of God Heritage magazine includes an article that will raise eyebrows — the story of John McConnell, Jr., the Pentecostal founder of Earth Day. McConnell’s parents were founding members of the Assemblies of God, and … Continue reading

Book Reviews

  • Ministry to the Disabled

    Compel Them to Come In: Reaching People with Disabilities through the Local Church, compiled and edited by Tom Leach. Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse, 2010. Fifty-eight million Americans live with some form of disability. Yet many churches have seemingly ignored this large … Continue reading

  • We’ve Come This Far By Faith

    We’ve Come This Far by Faith: Readings on the Early Leaders of the Pentecostal Church of God, by Larry Martin. Pensacola, FL: Christian Life Books, c2009. This is the best-documented history of the founding and early days of the Pentecostal … Continue reading

  • In Jesus’ Name

    “In Jesus’ Name”: The History and Beliefs of Oneness Pentecostals, by David A. Reed. Blandford Forum, England: Deo Publishing, 2008. David Reed’s book, “In the Name of Jesus,” is possibly the best study on the origins of Oneness Pentecostalism – … Continue reading