Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online

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Pentecostal evangelism in the Caribbean and Jamaica, particularly, commenced in earnest in the second decade of the twentieth century. It followed in a sequence of similar initiatives involving Jamaicans and churches located on the east coast or in the mid-west of the United States. Around 1891, missionaries of the Adventist church were invited to Jamaica. There followed, in 1907, a similar invitation to a Holiness church based in Indiana to send missionaries following a destructive earthquake in Ki…

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Austin-Broos, Diane J., “Jamaica”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 03 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20201204

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