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Hong Kong
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Hong Kong is a former British colony and has valued religious freedom even after its handover to China in 1997. It welcomes any foreign influences, be it missionary efforts or contemporary music and worship style. Therefore, classical Pentecostal and Charismatic churches as well as the Catholic Charismatic groups can all be found in HK. Most of them are small congregations with 100–200 people, but there are some megachurches with over 6,000 members.

Classical Pentecostalism in HK is predominantly constituted by four streams which are all trinitarian Pentecostals, but Oneness Pentec…

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Au, Connie, “Hong Kong”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 02 October 2023 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20201204

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