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True Jesus Church
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Founded in 1917, the True Jesus Church 真耶穌教會 is one of the oldest Pentecostal churches in China. Early church leaders were Chinese Pentecostals who first encountered Pentecostal doctrines and practices in fledgling mission churches established by foreign veterans of the 1906 Azusa Street Revival in Los Angeles. Often, members of this first generation of Chinese Pentecostals also had experience within older, more established mission organizations that had operated in China since the nineteenth century. Early Chinese Pentecostal churches l…

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Inouye, Melissa Wei-Tsing, “True Jesus Church”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 02 October 2023 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20201204

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