Pentecostalism is a form of Christianity that emphasizes the direct experience of the Holy Spirit, often manifested through speaking in tongues and other forms of Spirit baptism.
E. W. Kenyon was an American evangelist, preacher, and teacher of "New Thought Christianity," a 20th-century reformation of some of the original Christian principles. Kenyon was born in 1861 and lived in the United States until his death in 1948.
Hagin, Jr., was an evangelical minister and leader in the Pentecostal movement in the United States in the 20th century. He was born on August 20, 1917, in McKinney, Texas. At the age of 15, Hagin suffered from a major illness that some sources attribute to either polio, pernicious anemia, or a combination of both. This left him bedridden for several years, and doctors declared his condition incurable even through surgery or medication.
The Word of Faith teaching, also known as having a positive confession is a theological belief in the power of words. It derives from a Pentecostal movement that developed in the United States during the early 20th century.
Pentecostal tent preachers include Oral Roberts, Aa Allen, R.W. Schachbach, and Jack Coe. In the aftermath of the Second World War, the spiritual landscape of America changed. This was especially true when it came to the Pentecostal movement, which experienced a dramatic shift in focus and direction between 1948 and 1970.