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Nikolov, Nicholas
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Nicholas Nikolov (1900–1964) was born on March 15, 1900 in the small city of Karnobat, Bulgaria. His grandfather was an Eastern Orthodox priest and several of his relatives, including his mother and aunts, attended Missionary School in Samokov and Robert’s College in Constantinople. Nikolov chose to study law in Sofia, but when the Bulgarian Pentecostal Movement began in 1920, he was influenced by his aunt Olga Popova Zaplishny.

While studying music in New York the following year, Nicholov was filled with the Holy Spirit on the night of Thanksgiving at Glad Tidings Tabernacle,…

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Donev, Dony K., “Nikolov, Nicholas”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 22 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20201204

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