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Brawner, Mina
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Mina Conrod Ross Brawner (1874–1960) was a medical doctor from the USA, who became one of the most influential female Pentecostal leaders in early twentieth-century Australia. Despite facing difficult personal challenges, she maintained an effective healing ministry, planted multiple churches, established a Bible training institute, and was a key spokesperson for the promotion of women in church leadership.

Mina was one of ten children born in the Sterling Valley (near Oswego), New York to poor Scottish migrants, Gerrard and Margaret (née Brebner) Ross…

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Austin, Denise A., “Brawner, Mina”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 07 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20201204

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