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(RNS) In 1917, a missionary couple were told they couldn't receive support to travel to Liberia with the fledgling Assemblies of God because they were “colored.”


  1. Evangelist Maurice Donovan

    This was really encouraging news to hear such a report when in fact that there is so much racial divide, right down the middle, between churches of all ethnicities, especially the black and white churches in America, including pentecostal churches. When we learn, as churches, that heaven is going to have a diverse population of peoples from all “races,” we will hear about more stories like this.

  1. […] (RNS) When he was a boy, the Rev. Thomas Barclay noticed a difference between the worshippers of his small Pentecostal denomination and churches he visited of the larger Assemblies of God. “Why are they all white and we’re all black?” he asked his father. After a racial divide that lasted for nearly a century, the two denominations, the Assemblies of God and the United Pentecostal Council of the Assemblies of God, have agreed to a new partnership. [Read more] […]