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Venezuela
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The origins of Pentecostalism in Venezuela can be traced back to the following initiatives: The pioneer efforts of G.F. Bender and his wife Christine from 1919 to 1942 and secondly, the 1946 establishment of three national districts within the Assemblies of God with a National Convention in 1947.

The first Pentecostal missionary in Barquisimeto in the state of Lara was G.F. Bender, a German American pastor. While still living in New York, Bender was converted in a Holiness congregation of the Evangelical United Brethren in 1902, was baptized in the Holy Spirit at a Christian and Missi…

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Alvarez, Carmelo, “Venezuela”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 02 August 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-3807_EGPO_COM_039432>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20201204



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