Frank Bartleman; and a building, the Azusa Street Mission. On a short two-block street in downtown Los Angeles, Azusa Street is the most famous address. Azusa Street Testimonies. Frank Bartleman. Friday, June 15, at “Azusa,” the Spirit dropped the “heavenly chorus” into my soul. I found myself suddenly joining. From the pen of John Bartleman, an early leader of the Pentecostal movement, we have an eyewitness account of the “latter rain” when Pentecost moved from.

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While Bresee lived in Asusa Angeles near the mission, there is no evidence that he ever attended services on Azusa Street. While he feared his stern father, he enjoyed a tender relationship with his mother.

Bartleman was a contributor to the following publications: Colored people and a sprinkling of whites compose the congregation, and night is made hideous in the neighborhood by the howlings of the worshippers who spend hours swaying forth and back in a nerve-racking [sic] attitude of prayer and supplication.

Alex Olah rated it liked it Dec 31, For Bartleman, hardship and tragedy awaited him in Los Angeles. June Learn how and when to remove this template message. This group was probably one of the small holiness groups of the day, who found it popular to use the word “pentecostal” in their name in reference to the second blessing of sanctification through the baptism in the Holy Ghost without any reference to glossolalia.


Azusa Street: An Eyewitness Account to the Birth of the Pentecostal Revival

It might be a child, a woman, or a man. Through his writing he accomplished much in the area of evangelism during his lifetime. In FebruaryBartleman entered the Salvation Army. His Nazarene followers were rapidly becoming the largest holiness church in America.

Socrates had his Plato to record his dialogue while Jesus had the four evangelists, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, to leave a written record of His teachings. This book described his experiences during a round-the-world trip that was interrupted by World War I.

Frank Bartleman – Wikipedia

We had real testimonies from fresh heart-experience. Those were truly wonderful days. We wanted to hear from God, through whoever he might speak. Poverty, sickness, and the death of his oldest child, “Queen Esther,” in January,left the hapless preacher and his wife grief-stricken but more determined than ever to fulfill their ministry in the “city of the angels.

About 2, Azuza Anglicans and Episcopalians rejoiced in the Spirit as tongues and prophecies came forth in the venerable seat of the World Anglican Communion.

But when God got through with them they gladly turned a new page and chapter. In he moved azusz school to Houston, Texas, where the same charismatic manifestation occurred. Despite the fact that Seymour was black, many of his followers were white. In a camp meeting he felt “electric shocks” to the point that he fell unconscious.


He branded the Methodist Church as being “dead and compromised. I do not doubt it. Everyone that I have given the book to has stated “I missed it”.

Books by Frank Bartleman

The presence of the Lord was so real. But their effort was short lived. We did not even have a platform or pulpit in the beginning.

He set out in slums, azjsa first set out for the Middle Alley and Trout Street areas, and evangelized. In Birmingham, Alabama, M. Instead of being the greatest movement of the times, as represented–in Los Angeles, at least–it is of small moment. Starting his work at the Peniel Mission in the very poorest section of the city, Bresee was repeating Wesley’s work of a earlier century in England by ministering to the disinherited of Los Angeles society.

Fascinating account of the happenings at Azusa Street and beyond. While the wider world will ignore this book as it did the Azusa revival, the serious student of modern drank history will find it interesting and uplifting.

We did not have to get our cur from some leader.