Pentecostal World Fellowship

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Pentecostal World Fellowship
Founded1947; 72 years ago (1947), Zürich, Switzerland
TypeFellowship of Evangelical Pentecostal churches
HeadquartersKuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • 33 countries
61 denominations

The Pentecostal World Fellowship is a fellowship of Evangelical Pentecostal churches and denominations from across the world. The headquarters is in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Its leader is the Malaysian Prince Guneratnam.


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 2010, the Malaysian Prince Guneratnam becomes president of the organization. [4]


PWF 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

Statement of Faith[edit]

  1. We believe the Bible to be inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.
  2. We believe that there is one God, and one God has three appearances as in The Father,The Son and The Holy Spirit to Human kind.
  3. We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father and in His personal return in power and glory.
  4. We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, regeneration by the Holy Spirit through faith in Jesus Christ is absolutely essential.
  5. We believe in the baptism in the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance according to Acts 2:4, and in the operation of the spiritual gifts and ministries.
  6. We believe in the ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a Godly life.
  7. We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved to eternal life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
  8. We believe in the church of Jesus Christ and in the unity of believers.
  9. We believe in the practical application of the Christian faith in every day experience and in the need to minister to people in every area of life, which includes not only the spiritual but also the social, political and physical.

Member organizations[edit]

In 2018, PWF has 61 denominations members in 33 countries. [6]


  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,, Malaysia, retrieved January 7, 2019
  4. ^ Pentecostal World Fellowship, LEADERSHIP,, Malaysia, retrieved January 7, 2019
  5. ^ Pentecostal World Fellowship, OUR HISTORY,, Malaysia, retrieved January 7, 2019
  6. ^ Pentecostal World Fellowship, Membership,, Malaysia, retrieved January 7, 2019

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