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Cooper, Archibald
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Archibald Cooper was a British sailor and soldier during the Anglo-Boer war (1899–1902). After the war he remained in South Africa as an agent in a shipping business (Anderson 2007). He was converted by Rodney Gipsy Smith (1860–1947), a British evangelist who came as a missionary to South Africa in 1905 (Hexham and Poewe-Hexham 2002). Upon his conversion he joined a Presbyterian church and congregated there for a while. During that time, he heard about William J. Seymour and the Azusa Street Revival through their publicationApostolic Faith (Poewe 1988). He had a Pentecostal experienc…

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M'fundisi-Holloway, Naar, “Cooper, Archibald”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 21 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20210810

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