The General Council of the Assemblies of God is headquartered in Sprinfield, MO. The Assemblies of God was birthed in the great historical revival that swept the world at the turn of the twentieth century. Participants in that revival were filled with the Holy Spirit in similar fashion to the disciples and followers of Jesus on the Jewish Feast of Pentecost (Acts 2:1-4).
The resurgence of the Holy Spirit’s outpouring is generally traced to Topeka, Kansas, in January 1901. From Topeka this great revival spread to Los Angelos, California, forming the great Azusa Street revival of 1906 from where it continued to spread globally. This great revival movement eventually paved the way for the formation of the Assemblies of God in 1914.
The first meeting of the Assemblies of God was held in Hot Springs, Arkansas, in April 1914. This meeting brought together some 300 church leaders. Apprehensive about creating another denomination, those attending agreed to form a loosely knit fellowship of independent churches. So began the General Council of the Assemblies of God.
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