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Leatherman, Lucy
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One of the most remarkable of the first missionaries coming from the Azusa Street Revival was Lucy Leatherman (1870–1925), who was born near Greencastle, Indiana. She was probably also the most travelled of all the itinerant missionaries in early Pentecostalism. At the time she became a Pentecostal she was a doctor’s widow and had been a student at A.B. Simpson’s Missionary Training School in Nyack, New York. She received Spirit baptism when Lucy Farrow prayed for her in 1901 at Charles Parham’s school in Topeka, Kansas. At Azusa Street in 1906, she believed she had spoken A…

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Anderson, Allan H., “Leatherman, Lucy”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 29 November 2023 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20201204

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