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López, Abundio and Rosa
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Abundio L. and Rosa López (ca. 1869-circa 1945?) were among the first Latinos in the Americas converted to Pentecostalism, to pastor a Spanish-language Pentecostal mission, and to write a bilingual testimony in William Seymour’s Apostolic Faith newspaper, associated with the Azusa Street Revival. Abundio was born in Guadalajara, Mexico, around 1869. He traveled north to the U.S. settling in Los Angeles, where he and his wife Rosa were married by Rev. A. Moss Merwin, a Presbyterian minister, on July 18, 1902. He pastored the Gospel…

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Espinosa, Gastón, “López, Abundio and Rosa”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 30 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20201204

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