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Charles Parham Directory

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Charles Parham

Biographical Sketch

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"The Father of Pentecost"

Charles Fox Parham gave his life to restore the revolutionary truths of healing and the baptism of the Holy Spirit to the Church, but the evangelist paid a price for it. The relentless backlash of persecution and slander Parham endured throughout his life would have destroyed others of lesser character, but for Parham, it only served to strengthen his hardened determination and purposeful faith. Though several men sought to destroy him, they could not touch the pillar of strength that was built within his spirit.

was the Father of the Pentecostal movement, yet supported
the foundation of the Ku Klux Klan.

had so many childhood diseases that his growth was stunted.

was the first to preach a message solely on the Baptism of the
Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in other tongues.