Pentecostal World Fellowship

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Pentecostal World Fellowship
Founded1947; 76 years ago (1947), Zürich, Switzerland
TypeFellowship of Evangelical Pentecostal churches
HeadquartersTulsa, Oklahoma
  • 76 countries
47 denominations
Key people
William Wilson

The Pentecostal World Fellowship is a fellowship of Evangelical Pentecostal churches and denominations from across the world. The headquarters is in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Its leader is William Wilson (Tulsa, OK).


The Pentecostal World Fellowship was founded in 1947 at Zürich, Switzerland, during a conference of Pentecostal leaders.[1] This meeting was organized by Swiss pastor Leonard Steiner, who was assisted by David du Plessis.[2] Since then, the Conference has been conducted in various major cities around the world, every three years.[3] In 2001, the conference in Los Angeles, California, was convened in celebration of the Azusa Street Revival.

In 2019, William Wilson became Chairman of the organization.[4]


The World Pentecostal Conference 1964 was held in Helsinki on Laakso riding arena.

The Pentecostal World Fellowship has a conference every three years.[5]

Occasion Year Location
1st 1947 Zurich, Switzerland
2nd 1949 Paris, France
3rd 1952 London, UK
4th 1955 Stockholm, Sweden
5th 1958 Toronto, Canada
6th 1961 Jerusalem, Israel
7th 1964 Helsinki, Finland
8th 1967 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
9th 1970 Dallas, United States
10th 1973 Seoul, South Korea
11th 1976 London, UK
12th 1979 Vancouver, Canada
13th 1982 Nairobi, Kenya
14th 1985 Zurich, Switzerland
15th 1989 Singapore
16th 1992 Oslo, Norway
17th 1995 Jerusalem, Israel
18th 1998 Seoul, South Korea
19th 2001 Los Angeles, United States
20th 2004 Johannesburg, South Africa
21st 2007 Surabaya, Indonesia
22nd 2010 Stockholm, Sweden
23rd 2013 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
24th 2016 São Paulo, Brazil
25th 2019 Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Member organizations[edit]

In 2022, the Pentecostal World Fellowship has 76 member representatives in 47 countries. [6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ J. Gordon Melton, Martin Baumann, Religions of the World: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Beliefs and Practices, ABC-CLIO, USA, 2010, p. 2223
  2. ^ Jelle Creemers, Theological Dialogue with Classical Pentecostals: Challenges and Opportunities, Bloomsbury Publishing, UK, 2015, p. 49
  3. ^ Pentecostal World Fellowship, Our History,, retrieved February 20, 2020
  4. ^ Pentecostal World Fellowship, Leadership,, retrieved February 20, 2020
  5. ^ Pentecostal World Fellowship, [1],, February 20, 2020.
  6. ^ Pentecostal World Fellowship, [2],, retrieved November 5, 2022

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