Founded in the year 1901 by Charles Fox Parham and William Seymour

This Major Sect is 118 years old.

Pentecostal churches emerged in the United States from the Holiness movement. Emphasis is placed on the belief that the gifts of the Holy Spirit in Apostolic times are available to Christians of modern times, especially speaking in tongues. William Seymour led the Azusa Street revival in Los Angeles where many participants were baptized in the Holy Spirit. Thousands traveled from around the country to participate in this revival and subsequently brought the movement back home. Seeking and receiving the gift of tongues is regarded as a sign of the baptism of the Holy Spirit and in many Pentecostal churches this is a requirement for full discipleship.