Posted by: Apostolic Oneness Pentecostals | October 23, 2008

The Month Of October In Pentecostal History

27 October 1553-Michael Servetus, a theologian who denied the Trinity but embraced the full divinity of Christ, was burned at the stake, condemned by John Calvin.

30 October 1831-There was an outburst of speaking in tongues at Edward Irving’s cosmopolitan church in London, England. Irving became an early proponent of speaking in tongues.

15 October 1900-Bethel Bible School opened in Topeka, Kansas.

October 1906-Charles Fox Parham arrived at Azusa Street Mission and renounced the meetings as fanatical.

10-19 October 1919–Regular meeting of the General Council of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World was held at Oak Hill Tabernacle, Indianapolis, Indiana.

4-6 October 1923–Eighth General Assembly of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World held in St. Louis, Missouri.

16-17 October 1924-Group of ministers met at Pentecostal Assemblies of the World national convention in Chicago, Illinois to begin preliminary plans for a new organization, the Apostolic Churches of Jesus Christ.

15 October 1924-Pentecostal Assemblies of the World divides along the color line due to the passage of a controversial resolution on the endorsement of ministerial credentials according to race. The meeting was held in Chicago, Illinois at the Evangelical Lutheran Church, 225 W. 25th Street.

21 October 1925-Business meeting held at Trio States Camp Meeting in Houston, Texas, resulting in the formation of Emmanuel’s Church in Jesus Christ.

25-31 October 1926-Second General Assembly of the Pentecostal Ministerial Alliance held in St. Louis, Missouri.

1-10 October 1927-Third General Assembly of the Pentecostal Ministerial Alliance held in Indianapolis, Indiana.

18-22 October 1927-The Emmanuel’s Church in Jesus Christ and the Apostolic Churches of Jesus Christ held a joint convention in Guthrie, Oklahoma, resulting in their merger in 1928.

4-14 October 1928-Fourth General Assembly of the Pentecostal Ministerial Alliance held in Little Rock, Arkansas.

31 October-3 November 1928-Third General Convention of the Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ held in St. Louis, Missouri.

16-21 October 1928-The Emmanuel’s Church in Jesus Christ and the Apostolic Churches of Jesus Christ consolidated in a joint convention held in Port Arthur, Texas. This created a body of over 400 Oneness ministers. Oliver F. Fauss was named chairman, and the ACJC periodical, The Apostolic Voice, became the official organ of the conglomerated group.

8-13 October 1929-Fourth General Convention of the Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ held in Louann, Arkansas.

17-27 October 1929-Fifth General Assembly of the Pentecostal Ministerial Alliance held in Shreveport, Louisiana.

16-26 October 1930-Sixth General Assembly of the Pentecostal Ministerial Alliance held in St. Louis, Missouri.

6-11 October 1931-Sixth General Convention of the Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ held in St. Louis, Missouri.

15-25 October 1931-Seventh General Assembly of the Pentecostal Ministerial Alliance held in St. Louis, Missouri.

20-30 October 1932-Eighth General Assembly of the Pentecostal Ministerial Alliance held in Little Rock, Arkansas.

October 1932-Pentecostal Ministerial Alliance changed its name to Pentecostal Church, Incorporated due to a change in the nature of the organization from a ministerial fellowship to a network of ministers and churches.

17-26 October 1933-First General Conference of the Pentecostal Church Incorporated held in Louisiana, Missouri.

23 October-1 November 1934-Second General Conference of the Pentecostal Church Incorporated held in Dallas, Texas.

18-24 October 1935-Third General Conference of the Pentecostal Church Incorporated held in Jackson, Tennessee.

22-28 October 1936-Fourth General Conference of the Pentecostal Church Incorporated held in St. Louis, Missouri.

4 October 1937-Apostolic Bible Institute, the first Bible school organized by S.G. Norris under the auspices of the Pentecostal Assemblies of Jesus Christ, began classes in St. Paul, Minnesota with fourteen students.

4-11 October 1937-Sixth General Assembly of the Pentecostal Assemblies of Jesus Christ held in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

22-28 October 1937-Fifth General Conference of the Pentecostal Church Incorporated held in Jackson, Tennessee.

14-20 October 1938-Sixth General Conference of the Pentecostal Church Incorporated held in Houston, Texas.

24-30 October 1940-Eighth General Conference of the Pentecostal Church Incorporated held in Jackson, Tennessee.

31 October-6 November 1941-Ninth General Conference of the Pentecostal Church Incorporated held in Houston, Texas.

24-31 October 1944-Twelfth General Conference of the Pentecostal Church Incorporated held in Jonesboro, Arkansas.

3 October 1952-Headquarters building of the United Pentecostal Church in St. Louis was gutted by fire.

18 October 1967-Arthur T. Morgan, former General Superintendent of the United Pentecostal Church, died in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

1 October 1968–Thomas M. Jackson appointed Director of Promotions and Publications for the Conquerors Department of the United Pentecostal Church.

October 1969-Doctrinal Sunday School literature, activities, and visuals from the Word Aflame Publications of the United Pentecostal Church reached Sunday School classrooms around the world.

8-12 October 1992-Sixty-eighth General Conference of the United Pentecostal Church International was held in Salt Lake City. The passage of Resolution No. 1, introduced by Bro. Leonard Westberg, was a significant move toward doctrinal unity in the organization, requiring ministers to annually affirm their commitment to the Apostles’ Doctrine and holiness.


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