Pentecostal revival movement in Chile

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The Pentecostal revival movement in Chile began in the Methodist Episcopal church in 1902, in Valparaiso, under the pastorship of Rev.Willis C. Hoover K.[1]

Today, about 15% of the Chilean population identifies as Pentecostal.[2] The largest Pentecostal denominations represented in Chile are:[citation needed]

  • Iglesia Evangelica Pentecostal - Evangelical Pentecostal Church - 17 countries including the United States
  • Iglesia Metodista Pentecostal - Pentecostal Methodist Church - 4 countries
  • Iglesia Pentecostal de Chile - Pentecostal Church of Chile
  • Iglesia Unida Metodista Pentecostal - United Pentecostal Methodist Church - 7 countries

Pentecostal missions from United States (Assemblies of God, Church of God, The Foursquare Church) arrived in Chile in the late 50's.


  1. ^ , Therefore, all the national Pentecostal denominations are Methodist in doctrine (they baptize infants by aspersion) and in form of government (they have bishops and annual conferences). But only two still carry the "Methodist" name: The Methodist Pentecostal Church of Chile, which is considered the "mother" of all the other national Pentecostal denominations and the United Methodist Pentecostal Church of Chile. Hence, the Pentecostal Evangelical Church, the Pentecostal Church of Chile, the Pentecostal Mission Church, these last two are members of the World Council of Churches since the New Delhi Assembly in 1961. Bundy, David. "Willis Collins Hoover". Cyberjounal for Pentecostal-Charismatic Research. Pentecostal-Charismatic Theological Inquiry International. Retrieved 1 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "International Religious Freedom Report: Chile". United States Department of State. 2008. Retrieved 1 November 2011.