Apostolic World Christian Fellowship

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Apostolic World Christian Fellowship (AWCF) is an alliance of Oneness Pentecostal organizations that include 181 organizations, 20,200 ministers, and 5.2 million members worldwide.[1] It was founded in 1971 by Worthy G. Rowe, a pastor in South Bend, IN, out of a desire for unity among the smaller Oneness Pentecostal organizations.[2] Excluded from other pan-Pentecostal organizations such as the Pentecostal and Charismatic Churches of North America and the Pentecostal World Fellowship, Oneness organizations utilize the AWCF to assess numerical growth and initiate joint-evangelistic efforts.[3] In May 1991. W.G. Rowe was succeeded by Bishop Samuel L. Smith as the General Chairman of the AWCF.[4]

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  1. ^ "Apostolic World Christian Fellowship". Retrieved 6 December 2011. 
  2. ^ Reed, D. A. (2002). Stanley M. Burgess and Eduward M. van der Maas, ed. The New International Dictionary of Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements (Revised ed.). Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan. p. 940. ISBN 0-310-22481-0. 
  3. ^ Reed, D. A. (2002). Stanley M. Burgess and Eduward M. van der Maas, ed. The New International Dictionary of Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements (Revised ed.). Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan. p. 940. ISBN 0-310-22481-0. 
  4. ^ "Apostolic World Christian Fellowship". Retrieved 6 December 2011.