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Welcome to Eric Michel Pentecostal Ministries!
Our Pentecostal is a community formed by people from different countries. If you are looking for a church, please consider joining us in one of our meetings.
Pentecostalism is a renewal movement within Protestant Christianity that places special emphasis on a direct Pentecost, the Greek name for the Jewish Feast of Weeks. For Christians, this event commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the followers of Jesus Christ, as described in the second chapter of the Acts of the Apostles.
Pentecostalism adheres to the inerrancy of the Bible and the necessity of accepting Jesus Christ as personal Lord and Savior. It is distinguished by belief in the baptism in the Holy Spirit that enables a Christian to live a Spirit-filled and empowered life.
Pentecostalism emerged in the early 20th century with Charles Parham, an American evangelist and faith healer, began baptism and along with William J. Seymour, a Wesleyan-Holiness preacher, who taught that this was the third work of grace. The three-year-long Azusa Street Revival, founded and led by Seymour in Los Angeles, California resulted in the spread of Pentecostalism throughout the United States and the rest of the world as visitors carried the Pentecostal experience back to their home churches or felt called to the mission field. While virtually all Pentecostal denominations trace their origins to Azusa Street, the movement has experienced a variety of divisions and controversies.
We are an independent church, there is no central authority governing our Pentecostalism but, we are affiliated with the Eric Michel Ministries International Assembly of Churches.
Since the 60s, Pentecostalism has increasingly gained acceptance from other Christian traditions, and Pentecostal beliefs concerning Spirit baptism and spiritual gifts have been embraced by non-Pentecostal Christians in Protestant and Catholic churches through the Charismatic Movement
William J. Seymour
Pentecostalism Video by Ryan Reeves