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Olazábal, Francisco
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Francisco Olazábal (1886–1937) was born in El Verano, Sinaloa, Mexico, on September 16, 1886. His parents were Catholic and his father served as major of El Verano. After his mother converted to Methodism, she brought her son to church and soon thereafter she became a traveling evangelist. His father abandoned the family because his mother became a Protestant. Together Francisco and her mother traveled the Sierra Madre Mountains selling thread and household supplies and spreading the Methodist m…

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Espinosa, Gastón, “Olazábal, Francisco”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 25 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20201204

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