Marie [Beulah] Woodworth-Etter
"Demonstrator of the Spirit"
I heard the voice of Jesus calling me to go out in the highways and hedges and gather in the lost sheep, she wrote. But one thing stopped her, she was a woman. Sister Etter pioneered the way for the Pentecostal manifestations that are so common in the movement today. She studied the Word and began preaching His divine will in healing. It did not take long to see that evangelism and healing went hand in hand as thousands were won to Christ as a result of seeing others healed. Maria was the only leading evangelist of the Holiness Movement who embraced the Pentecostal experience of speaking in tongues. Sister Etter's faith caused her to continue when many others would have given up.
· buried six children and two husbands before she died.
· had an open cancer on the back of her neck,
yet delivered miraculous healings to the multitudes.
· would only raise her tiny hand and hundreds
would fall under the power of God.
· built one of the largest Pentecostal Holiness
churches in America,
seating 500 people.
Church build in 1918
Etter's early years
Etter's ministry associates
Etter with a cherokee friend
Etter and some friends
Etter and some more friends
Etter on a horse
One of many tents used
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