From the Azusa Street Revival emerges a stunning testimony of 35 deaf students being healed by the God of Miracles, Jesus.
“Seymour was a southern sharecropper, son of [former] slaves who was left with one eye due to smallpox,” HubPages writes. Known for his immense humility and a palpable anointing, Seymour was considered by the great healing evangelist, John G. Lake “to have more of God than any living man at the time.”
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A Snapshot of William J. Seymour Fact 1: Seymour was one of the most influential African-American religious leaders of his time, and his impact can be felt even today. Seymour was largely responsible for the establishment of the modern Pentecostal movement. William Joseph Seymour was born May 2, 1870, in Centerville, Louisiana. Seymour parents Simon Seymour and Phillis Salabar were both former slaves. Fact 2: William suffered insurmountable injustice and prejudice during this time of reconstruction in the South. Violence against freedmen was very common from groups like the Ku Klux Klan. This group terrorized Southern Louisiana which caused him to move North, away from the persecution a lot of Southern blacks experienced at this time. Fact 3: William later in his adulthood moved from the South and moved to Indianapolis. He was later converted in a Methodist Church and soon after he joined the church of God Reformation movement in Anderson, Indiana. Fact 4: In 1905, Seymour visited Houston, Texas where he heard the Pentecostal message for the first time. He started attending a Bible school conducted by Charles F. Parham. Parham was the founder of the Apostolic Faith Movement and is the father of the modern Pentecostal/ Charismatic. Fact 5: While Seymour was preaching at a small church, a guest by the name of Neely Terry witnessed him preaching. After this encounter, she returned to her Holiness church and asked her Pastor to invite William. He accepted the invitation. His teaching was rejected, so he started a bible study at Richard and Ruth Asbery home on 214 N. Bonnie Brae. People began to speak in tongues and an outpour began. The bible study grew tremendously, they had to search for a larger building, and this is how it all started at 312 Azusa Street in Los Angeles. (Sources: Wikipedia, azusastreet.org, noatablebiographies.com) . . . #RediggingAncientWells #TheHabitatCOG #WilliamSeymour #AzusaStreet #God #SaintLouis #StLouisCity #StLouisCounty #Missouri #SaintLouisCity #GodofthisCity #STL #christian #Believers #NewCreationBeliever #preachers #preacher #pentacostal #churchhistory #preachernation #revivalists #WilliamJSeymour #WilliamJSeymourQuotes