Frank Bartleman; and a building, the Azusa Street Mission. On a short two-block street in downtown Los Angeles, Azusa Street is the most famous address. Azusa Street Testimonies. Frank Bartleman. Friday, June 15, at “Azusa,” the Spirit dropped the “heavenly chorus” into my soul. I found myself suddenly joining. From the pen of John Bartleman, an early leader of the Pentecostal movement, we have an eyewitness account of the “latter rain” when Pentecost moved from.

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In the end, Bresee felt that the Azusa Street Pentecostal bordered on fanaticism and heresy by teaching that. Many strange religions and a multiplicity of denominations occupied the religious attentions of the city. I’ve read several books on the history of the Pentecostal church in the UK but this is a superb book and a real challenge to her on our knees for God to do it again!

From the beginning, Bartleman seemed to sense the historic significance of the Los Angeles Pentecost. His work at Peniel failed “because of incompetent workers” and the aggressive strfet of the rival Burning Bush and Pillar of Fire missions. Some one might be speaking. The leaders of the church refused because they “were not interested in relics.

Although he had not yet spoken in tongues at the time he was locked out of the Nazarene church, Seymour did soon thereafter in the Asbury home. In over 10, Catholics gathered in St. Streeh pages Page xvii.

It wasn’t so much about Azusa Street. Breathing strange utterances and mouthing a creed which it would seem no sane mortal could understand, the newest religious sect has started in Los Angeles.


His view that the movement had as much influence in Los Angeles as “a pebble thrown into the sea” was contradicted by the burgeoning growth of Pentecostal assemblies in the Los Angeles area and the explosive growth of Pentecostalism across the United States. Sparks from the Anvil. Nothing was able to stop the inexorable momentum of the renewal that issued forth from Azusa Street, however. All were on a level. Otherwise, the shorter the testimonies, the better.

Meetings are held in a tumble-down shack on Azusa Street, near San Pedro Street, and devotees of the weird doctrine practice azuss most fanatical rites, preach the wildest theories and work themselves into a state of mad excitement in their peculiar zeal. No one wished to show himself. In my own case I came to abhor myself. The vast majority of mainline Christians either knew little or nothing of the movement, or dismissed it as another heresy among strreet “holy rollers.

It is a strete way from Azusa Street to St. I begged the Lord to drop a curtain so close behind me on my past that it would hit my heels. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. In Seymour received an invitation to preach in a black Nazarene church in Los Angeles pastored by a woman azuda, Reverend Mrs.

Brother Seymour generally sat behind two empty shoeboxes, one on top of the other.

Azusa Street: An Eyewitness Account to the Birth of the Pentecostal Revival

Unfortunately, very many most? Oct 24, Lee Boone rated it liked it Shelves: We only recognized God. We need not desire or treat lightly of them.

The notes were wonderful in sweetness, volume and duration. After experiencing a lifetime of sectarian strife and division, the more mature Bartleman concluded his book on Azusa Street with an ecumenical call for the unity of believers farnk, for the “one body” that the prayer of Jesus bartlemam be answered, “that they all may be one, that the world may believe”. There is very little real spirit of worship in them.


This page was last edited on 18 Mayat Such a scene cannot be imitated. Some one has said that every fresh revival brings in its own hymnology. From that time onward there was a complete rupture between Seymour and Parham that never was healed.

Books by Frank Bartleman (Author of Azusa Street)

A must for every one pursuing the Lord! That didn’t happen in the first century church and it didn’t happen during much of the Azusa Street “revival.

A prime feature of the services was the reading of reports from other cities, states, and nations where the revival was spreading. Bresee worked on the Peniel staff before founding the Church of the Nazarene in He authored six xzusafour pamphletsover five hundred and fifty published articlesand one hundred tracts.

Frank Bartleman

Later his wife was reduced to scrounging for food in garbage cans. From his Houston school, Parham evangelized through out Texas and the Southwest.

Bartleman is best remembered for his chronicles of the Los Angeles revival. From toParham and his “Apostolic Faith” band preached the pentecostal message in the Midwest, gaining converts wherever he went. Most of this work was done in the holiness rescue missions that were located in the central areas of the nation’s larger cities. They drove it out by hymnbooks, and selected songs by leaders.