2016 Spirit of Azusa Lecture and Award

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Psalm 78:4 declares:  “We will tell the next generation about the glorious deeds of the Lord.  We will tell of His power and the mighty miracles He did.”  (NLT)  The Psalmist recognized that hearing God’s past deeds builds present and future faith.  We know that God did not stop working at the end of the New Testament, and telling the mighty miracles He has done throughout our Pentecostal history continues to strengthen our faith.

Dr. Wilfredo Estrada-Adorno will present “Pentecost’s Island Journey:  Azusa to Hawaii to Puerto Rico” as the 2016 Azusa Lecture.  Dr. Estrada is director of the Center for Latino Studies and the author of two recent books on Pentecostalism.  The lecture will be at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 25, at the North Cleveland Church of God Dixon Chapel.

Following Dr. Estrada’s presentation, the Dixon Pentecostal Research Center will present the Spirit of Azusa Award to Dr. Víctor Pagán.  Dr. Pagán has served as Pastor, Administrative Bishop, Field Director of South America, and Assistant Director of World Missions.  Ordained bishops elected him to serve 16 years on the International Executive Council.  Today, his VIDA Foundation provides student scholarships and life-giving nurture to ministerial couples. The evening will conclude with a reception honoring Dr. Pagán and his wife, Ada.

Come hear the inspiring story of Pentecost’s spread from the Pacific Ocean to the Caribbean Sea.  Come celebrate an extraordinary servant in the Kingdom of God. The lecture and reception are free and open to the public. You will be blessed!  (I have attached an article about the Pagáns from the October Evangel.) Preserving Our Heritage for Our Children and Grandchildren…

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