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Houston, William Francis (Frank)
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William Francis (Frank) Houston. Born on 22 April 1922 at Wanganui, New Zealand, Frank Houston was the third of four children. Reportedly, in his initial weeks of life he contracted pneumonia and experiencing healing through prayer. The affliction would, however, be recurrent. A small boy teased at school about his stature, he carried the weight of expectation that he would “never amount to anything.” When a friend was converted in a Salvation Army event, and then died young in an accident, Houston “was devastated" and felt he …

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Hutchinson, Mark, “Houston, William Francis (Frank)”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 02 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20201204

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