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Coote, Leonard Wren
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Leonard Wren Coote (1891–1969) was born on April 22 in Enfield in North London, England to Ernest and Emma Elizabeth Coote. He was raised in the Methodist tradition. He studied at a private commercial school and worked for a few years as a stenographer. In October 1913, at the age of 22, Coote came to Kobe, Japan as a businessman working for Lever Brothers, a British soap manufacturer. Despite being a nominal Christian, he lived in a missionary home under the auspices of the Japan Evangelistic Band managed by J.B. Thornton. 

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Suzuki, Masakazu, “Coote, Leonard Wren”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 28 October 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-3807_EGPO_COM_050166>
First published online: 2020
First print edition: 20201204



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