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Sierra Leone
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Although contemporary African Pentecostalism only emerged in the 1970s, Sierra Leone’s position as the first Protestant mission field where Christianity was reintroduced to tropical Africa is well documented in African church historiography (Olson 1969). This article reviews the liberated Africans’s profound impact on West African Christianity and examines the role of para-church agencies and key players in the foundation and development of Pentecostalism in Sierra Leone.

Nestled along the picturesque and leonine mountainous peninsula overlooking the Atlantic …

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Bangura, Bosco, “Sierra Leone”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 28 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20201204

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