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Pentecostal Assemblies of the World
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The Pentecostal Assemblies of the World (PAW) is the oldest existing Oneness Pentecostal (OP) organization. It is also one of the first Pentecostal bodies, established as a ministerial association in 1907 in the same year the black Holiness Church of God in Christ (COGIC) reorganized as a Pentecostal body. The PAW was from its beginning an interracial church of the Azusa Street Revival.

The first General Secretary was J.J. Frazee (1851–1930), an obscure but effective organizational leader. Following his election in 1912, he moved both PAW headquarters and h…

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Reed, David, “Pentecostal Assemblies of the World”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 08 December 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-3807_EGPO_COM_047977>
First published online: 2020
First print edition: 20201204



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