God is Love Pentecostal Church

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The God Is Love Pentecostal Church or Igreja Pentecostal Deus É Amor (IPDA) is a Brazilian-based Pentecostal denomination. It is considered part of the second wave of Pentecostalism in Brazil.[1]

Igreja Pentecostal Deus é Amor was founded in São Paulo in 1962, by Daví Martins de Miranda (or David Miranda). By 1995 it had spread to 30 other countries, with a membership of 800,000 members in 2001 Census.[2] As of 2003, there were 8,140 churches.

World headquarters of the denomination are located in the center of São Paulo.

The church emphasis is on divine healing and exorcism. The IPDA requires a strict code of living by its members. For example, they are not allowed to watch television.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Why Pentecostal Churches are Growing in Brazil
  2. ^ data from IBGE, Brazil's Geography & Statistics Institute

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