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Pentecostalism has become a major religious force in Honduras. Pentecostalism did not arrive in Honduras until the years leading up to the Second World War. The earliest known Pentecostal missionary in Honduras was a Canadian man, Frederick Mebius, who crossed the border from El Salvador in 1931. He organized indigenous churches that came into contact with the Assemblies of God in the mid-1930s. In 1944 Fred and Lucille Litton established the first Church of God (Cleveland, TN) in the Bay Islands. Similarly, Josué and Vanette Rubio established the first Pentecostal Ch…

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Álvarez, Daniel, “Honduras”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 07 June 2023 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20201204

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