Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online

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The presence of Pentecostalism in Guatemala was made possible by the entrance of mainline Protestantism, when President Justo Rufino Barrios travelled to New York (1871) and requested the Presbyterian Missions to redirect one of their missionaries (John Clark Hill) to Guatemala. With the arrival of the Presbyterians, a number of other Protestant denominations also established missions in Guatemala, including the Nazarenes and the Primitive Methodist church. In 1901 the Nazarenes adopted the name…

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Medina, Néstor, “Guatemala”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 04 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20201204

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