God's Generals 5: William J. Seymour

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God has never worked according to the colour of man. He operates true the heart of man.

William J. Seymour (May 2, 1870 – Sept. 28, 1922). He was a black and named “The Catalyst of Pentecost.”

His parents were just free from slavery; and at 25, he left Southern Louisiana for North Indiaya. What blacks are afraid to do! He was an avid follower of John Wesley who believed in strong prayer, holiness, divine healing, and believe in Jesus Christ. Seymour attended the opening of Parham’s Bible school in Houston by fervency of Mrs Farrow (His friend).


Owen Adams of California traveled to Canada from Azusa where he met Robert Semple (Aimee Semple McPherson’s first husband). John G. Lake also visited Azusa Street meetings (Azusa is the area where Seymour’s meetings were being held).

Seymour married Jennie Evans Moore – a faithful member of his ministry – on May 13, 1908. He died at the age of 52.

Demos Shakarian, founder of the Full Gospel Businessmen’s Fellowship said his grandfather was an original Azusa member. God has never worked according to the colour of man. He operates true the heart of man.

You can also read:
God’s Generals 1; God’s generals 2; God’s Generals 3; God’s Generals 4; God’s General 6.
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Author: Peter Adewumi

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