Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online

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The beginnings of the Pentecostal movement in Slovakia are related to Juraj Zelman, who participated in the Pentecostal movement in the USA. He helped to spread Pentecostal teachings through Apostolic Faith Mission literature. Similarly, Jan Balca took part in Norway's pentecostal movement and later assisted with a visit of Pentecostal missionaries from Sweden in Bratislava. Juraj Zelman gained his pentacostal experience through Jan Gaj, who settled in the USA and was active in the Church of God. Many small Pentecostal groups were created that eventually gradually grew …

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Halasová, Tereza, “Slovakia”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 23 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20201204

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