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Rev Charles Fox Parham

Rev Charles Fox Parham

Birth
Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa, USA
Death 29 Jan 1929 (aged 55)
Baxter Springs, Cherokee County, Kansas, USA
Burial Baxter Springs, Cherokee County, Kansas, USA
Memorial ID 20594825 · View Source
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Religious Leader. He was an American Pentecostal pioneer, Bible school director, editor and author. Because in 1901 he formulated the classical theology of tongues-speech being the initial evidence of the baptism in the Holy Spirit, he is credited with being the founder of the modern-day Pentecostal movement which today numbers close to 150 million. Originally affiliated with the Methodist Church, he started an independent ministry and eventually founded the Apostolic Faith Movement. The Pentecostal movement spread from Parham's Bible school at Topeka, Kansas to other communities in Kansas and Missouri. In 1905, he took the Pentecostal message to Galveston and Houston, Texas. He also conducted a short-term Bible school in Houston, Texas, beginning in December 1905 and lasting into the spring of 1906. One of those attending was William J. Seymour, who left Houston to preach in Los Angeles. Seymour, an African-American, became the leader of the world-famous Azusa Street Revival. Charles Parham evangelized in a number of communities and edited the "Apostolic Faith", eventually establishing his headquarters at Baxter Springs, Kansas, where he passed away. He also published two books, "A Voice Crying in the Wilderness" (1902) and "The Everlasting Gospel" (1911). After his death, his wife published "The Life of Charles F. Parham: Founder of the Apostolic Faith Movement" (1930).

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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Charles Fox Parham (4 Jun 1873–29 Jan 1929), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20594825, citing Baxter Springs Cemetery, Baxter Springs, Cherokee County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .