When did Pentecostal became a denomination?
John B. Gaither [11/26/2015 1:28 AM]
Here is the Long-Brief answer:
The early Pentecostal denominations began to organize just after the Pentecostal outpouring in Topeka, KS, 1900, and at Azusa Street in LA, CA.
Many were churches of the Holiness Movement that began in the 1880’s to the early 1900’s. They were primed for God’s move. Those churches were splits from the Methodist Church.
From that came what is now the Assemblies of God, Church of God, Pentecostal Holiness, and Foursquare among others, and Black denominations like the Church of God in Christ. The Oneness denominations came in the 19-teens, like the United Pentecostal Church.
In the 1920’s Amiee Simple took to the Radio to spread the Gospel, and miracle tent services.
Oral Roberts used TV on the 50’s.
By the 1970’s the hippy movement began to experience Jesus and the Holy Spirit. And the Pentecostal/Charismatic movement began with people like Chuck Smith and John Wimber.
Prosperity Gospel begins in the 1970’s as does Christian TV. CBN, PTL and TBN.
In the 80’s Integrity Music.
The Church Growth movement led by men like Donald McGravin and Peter Wagner see a third wave approaching. The Pentecostal Outpouring was the First- people who got the HS could not return to their church, and had to join a Pentecostal Church. Followed by denominational folks getting filled with the HS, but staying in their churches. The Third Wave is what we have now with moves of HS in Non Pentecostal Churches being welcomed and normal.
In the 1990’s we have groups like hillsong