|Categories||Christianity, Christian news|
|Company||General Council of the Assemblies of God in the United States of America|
|Based in||Springfield, Missouri|
Pentecostal Evangel is the official weekly magazine of the General Council of the Assemblies of God in the United States of America, with an average weekly circulation of approximately 200,000 worldwide. The weekly publishes inspirational features that focus on contemporary issues, biblical instruction and devotional guides, Christian news, and conversation pieces. The magazine's headquarters is located in Springfield, Missouri.
Pentecostal Evangel was first published in 1913 as The Christian Evangel, one year before the formation of the Assemblies of God. Founders J. Roswell and Alice Flower created The Christian Evangel to report on revivals and missions activities.
From June 2002 to July 2009, the magazine was renamed Today's Pentecostal Evangel. It was also called The Weekly Evangel from 1915 to 1919, coinciding with the General Council locating its headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri. The name Christian Evangel returned when the headquarters moved to Springfield, Missouri, its current location.
Facts and Statistics
Since 1997, the Evangel has:
- Received reports from more than 18,000 individuals making commitments to Jesus through reading the Evangel
- Established Pentecostal Evangel Books (1999), which has released six titles since its founding
Pentecostal Evangel published its 5,000th edition on March 7, 2010.
Nine times each year, the Evangel collaborates with the Assemblies of God World Missions Department to devote an entire issue to world missions coverage. Through its World Missions Edition, readers receive a perspective and news on the fellowship's world missions efforts. (The World Missions Edition, replaced a separate magazine, Mountain Movers, which focused solely on missions.)
- "Pentecostal Evangel: Who We Are". Pe.ag.org. Retrieved 2012-09-24.
- Horn, Ken (2010-03-07). "The Pentecostal Evangel: 5,000 Issues and Counting". Pentecostal Evangel.
- "AG Magazine Pentecostal Evangel to Switch to Free Digital Platform". Christian Newswire. 2014-11-06.