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Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada
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The Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada (PAOC) was established on May 17, 1919. What would eventually become the country’s largest Pentecostal denomination, however, initially represented fewer than thirty congregations in eastern Canada. Also in 1919, Pentecostals in western Canada joined the American Pentecostal denomination, the Assemblies of God, as the Western Canada District Council of the Assemblies of God. The existence of two separate Canadian Pentecostal organizations was a result of the roughly geographical division of support for the New Issue—or Oneness Pentecosta…

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Stewart, Adam, “Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 01 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20201204

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