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Pentecostal Missionary Union
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The Pentecostal Missionary Union (PMU) was formed in January 1909 at a meeting between Alexander Boddy, a Spirit-filled Anglican vicar in Sunderland, UK, and Cecil Polhill, also an Anglican who had first spoken in tongues during the Azusa Street Revival. Polhill had gone out to China with the famous Cambridge Seven and worked with the China Inland Mission for 15 years, always with a heart for Tibetans. After returning to England and becoming a wealthy man by inheritance, Polhill set about forming a Pentecostal missionary organisation…

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Kay, William K., “Pentecostal Missionary Union”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 25 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2020
First print edition: 20201204

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