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Pentecostal evangelism in Jamaica 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 down missionaries following a destructive earthquake in Kingston. In 1917 a Pentec…

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Austin-Broos, Diane J., “Jamaica”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Conny Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 04 April 2020 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20191115

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