The Assemblies of God trace their roots back to a revival that began in the late 1800's. The revival was characterized by a widespread experience called the "Baptism in the Holy Spirit," and speaking in tongues.
The leaders of this revival decided to unite in a cooperative fellowship in 1914 in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Three hundred ministers and laymen gathered to discuss the growing need for doctrinal unity and other common goals. As a result the The General Council of the Assemblies of God was formed, uniting the assemblies in ministry and legal identity, yet preserving each congregation as self-governing and self-supporing entities.
Currently the Assemblies of God USA and Assemblies of God organizations around the world make up the world's largest Pentecostal denomination with some 66 million members and adherents.
Prominent Assemblies of God Founders:
Eudorus N. Bell, Charles Fox Parham.
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