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Hicks, Tommy
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Tommy Hicks (1909–1973) developed a two-month ministry in Argentina (April–June, 1954) and produced one of the greatest spiritual impacts affecting the church and the nation.

Being the son of a Texas farmer in the Baptist tradition, he was ordained to the ministry in 1936 by the International Foursquare Church. A year earlier, 1935, he had graduated from Life Bible College, an evening theological school of the Foursquare Church, where he had Aimee Semple McPherson as one of his teachers. At this church he was a pastor, evangelist, and District Superintendent.

He had some painful expe…

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Saracco, Norberto, “Hicks, Tommy”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 29 November 2023 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20201204

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