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Hoover, Willis Collins
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Willis Collins Hoover (1858–1936), originally a Methodist pastor during the early twentieth century, became a leading figure of a church revival that gave birth to the Chilean Pentecostal movement. Many contemporary Chilean Pentecostals consider Hoover to be a founding figure of their movement. In the history of Latin American and global Pentecostalism, he is often attributed an important role (Hollenweger 1997). The Methodist Pentecostal Church was founded in Chile in 1910 and Hoover became the first superintendent of the first Pentecostal den…

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Lindhardt, Martin, “Hoover, Willis Collins”, 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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