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Cathcart, William
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William Cathcart (1893–1988) was the founder of the Apostolic Church in Australia. He was tall and commanding in presence, quiet and serious in nature, and a competent teacher. Born of Scottish parents in Northern Ireland, he fought in France in World War One from which, being severely “shell-shocked” he was repatriated to a convalescent home where, while reading the New Testament, he believed God told him that he would be healed and preach in “the uttermost parts of the world.” Not long after this, he attended an Apostolic congregation where he was cured of his c…

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Chant, Barry, “Cathcart, William”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 30 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20201204

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