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McKeown, James and Sophia
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James McKeown was the founder of the Church of Pentecost, which is the largest Protestant Church in Ghana. He was born on 12 September 1900 in Glenboig, near Glasgow. His parents were from Ballymena in Northern Ireland, but they lived temporarily in Scotland. His father, John William Mckeown, earned enough money to buy a farm in Tullynahinion, near Portglenone, County Antrim (Thomas 2016). James dropped out of school at the age of eleven to help his father in the farm. His parents were strict Presbyterians who b…

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Donkor, Lord Elorm, “McKeown, James and Sophia”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 02 October 2023 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20201204

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