Assemblies of God

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The Assemblies of God is the world's largest Pentecostal denomination. It was founded in 1914 at Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Representatives from a 20 states of the USA and a few other countries gathered to discuss the possibility and advisability of forming a cooperative fellowship of Pentecostal believers. A fellowship emerged that was incorporated as the General Council of the Assemblies of God.

There are approximately 15 million members worldwide, with 12,277 churches in the United States and 268,022 churches worldwide. Its biggest international branch is the Brazilian Assemblies of God, with 3.5 million members.

They hold to a conservative Protestant theology, as well as to the core Pentecostal doctrines such as the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, speaking in tongues, and faith healing. Congregations are independent and autonomous from each other and the national headquarters; however, the national headquarters has sole authority to ordain ministers and revoke their credentials.

The faith requires adherence to the Assemblies of God Statement of Fundamental Truths.

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