Timeline spans from period when William J. Seymour was 1st exposed to Pentecostal teachings, on through the progressions of the movement within the Church of God in Christ, Los Angeles.
Timeline of Pentecostal Movement
Timeline of Pentecostal Movement
Lucy Farrow, Houston Texas, was the first to expose Seymour to the baptism in the Holy Ghost according to Acts 2:4.
Charles Fox Parham - Lucy Farrow introduces William Seymour to Charles Parham in Topeka Kansas.
Neely Terry, Los Angeles, invites Seymour to come and teach holiness.
Julia Hutchinson, L.A. Church of the Nazarene, rejects Seymour's "Tongues" message and padlocks the church.
Richard and Ruth Asberry invite Seymour to worship at home on Bonnie Brae Street.
Seymour finally experienced manifestation of Tongue-speaking experience.
Fellowship outgrows house on Bonnie Brae, and they move to 312 Azusa Street.
October of 1906, Parham denounced the Revival as a "darky camp meeting"
Bishop C. H. Mason visits Azusa Street mission, and embraces the tongue-speaking experience.
Church of God in Christ becomes a prominent pentecostal organization, embracing the baptism in the Holy Ghost.  Many non-blacks are ordained by Bishop Mason.
Assemblies of God is formed partially due to racial separation of Whites from the predominantly Black membership of the Church of God in Christ.
Bishop Eddie Driver was sent to Los Angeles by Bishop C. H. Mason to organize the Church of God in Christ.
Bishop Mason met with C.P. Jones and others to form the Church of God in Christ.  The emphasis of this group was the teaching of holiness.
The late Dr. Art Glass and others founded the Pentecostal Heritage Inc. to preserve the Bonnie Brae House.  Supt. Edgar Barnett and Dr. Evelyn Threadgill who were affiliated with Metropolitan are mentioned in special acknowledgements.
Webmaster's note: The compilation of historical facts presented here are in no way an attempt to promote Black Pride or C.O.G.I.C. Pride.  Quite to the contrary, references to the ethnicity of  Pioneers in the Pentecostal movement is only stated for the purpose of showing how God used those who were regarded as insignificant, but yet were humble and hungry for his Spirit, to be the platform from which he launched this "pentecostal rebirth" to the world.  The intent here is to show how Humility was a prerequisite for revival.
Robert L. Harris
The MEMPHIS MIRACLE ended decades of formal separation between predominantly black and white Pentecostals in America.
See Bishop McKinney's writings on the racial aspects of Azusa Street Revival
See Bishop C.E. Blake's writing on racial reconciliation among pentecostals
Church of God in Christ observes Centennial - 1907 - 2007