13 Quick Facts about Famous Pentecostals

Want to know who the 13 most famous Pentecostals of all time are? Read on.

Pentecostalism, for nearly a century, has been a native American sect.

And it vies with Mormons and Southern Baptists as one of the most vital religious movements in our country.

This is the tradition I grew out of. So its close to home.

But for those of you who don’t know much about Pentecostalism and its people, here are 13 must-know personalities.

1. Joel

Around 800 BC  that God will pour out his spirit on mankind and everyone will prophesy, dream dreams and see visions.

2. Peter

In the second chapter of Acts,  to explain the tongues of fire, the ruckus and the strange words and non-words on the streets of Jerusalem.

3. Paul

Commands us to  at all times.

4. Charles Fox Parnham

On January 1, 1901, Parnham led his Bible school of Holiness followers in an ecstatic celebration of Baptism in the Holy Ghost.

5. Agnes Ozman

Parnham follower–and ignorant of Chinese–Agnes asserted that for three days after Parnham’s celebration she spoke Chinese and wrote Chinese.

6. William Seymour

About 1910, led his followers into a perpetual storm of Pentecost at the Azusa mission in Los Angeles where the Charismatic movement was born.

7. Jimmy Swaggert

Catastrophically passionate and charismatic, this televangelist shocked his audience with a confession of .

8. Jim Bakker

A shadow of his contemporary Swaggert, Bakker still managed to get entangled in sex and tax scandals.

9. James Watt

Prominent Assemblies of God laymen and Regean’s Secretary of Interior  because of the looming apocalypse.

10. Kenneth Hagin

The grandaddy of the  movement.

11. Benny Hinn

Regularly heals people of blindness, deafness, cancer, AIDS, and severe physical injuries during his Miracle Crusades.

12. Todd Bently

Flamboyant, cage-match style  preacher headed the Lakeland revival until his admission of adultery.

13. Holy Spirit

The misunderstood and often-neglected mastermind behind tongues, , faith healing and stadium-sized revivals.

So, did I miss anybody?

Part of the Quick Facts on Christian Cults series.

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