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El Salvador
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The origin of Pentecostal Christianity in El Salvador corresponds with the global emergence of charismatic renewal movements during the twentieth century. The earliest documented Pentecostal missionary work there began after 1910 with the arrivals of the Canadian independent Pentecostal Frederic Mebius and a USA couple, Amos and Effie Bradley, who worked under the Pentecostal Holiness Church. Mebuis played a key role in establishing the first Pentecostal churches and what would become some of the largest Salvadoran Pentecostal denominations, including the Assemblies of God an…

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Huff, James, “El Salvador”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 30 November 2023 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20201204

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