Learn more about David du Plessis, the South African-born Pentecostal minister who helped spread the baptism of the Holy Spirit worldwide and worked tirelessly to unite the Pentecostal and Catholic churches. David Johannes du Plessis (7 February 1905 – 2 February 1987) was a South African-born Pentecostal minister. He was one of the main founders of the charismatic movement that spread the baptism of the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in other tongues to non-Pentecostal churches worldwide. David du Plessis was known as Mr. Pentecost.
Explore the life and legacy of Peter Cartwright, one of the most fascinating ministers of the Gospel in American history. Peter Cartwright was born September 1st, 1785 to poor parents in Amherst County, nestled along the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, in the state of Virginia. His father was a soldier fighting for liberty in the Revolutionary War.
Discover the inspirational story of William "Billy" Bray - an unlettered tin miner who found salvation in November 1823 and went on to become a famous Methodist preacher known as "God's man with a shout." Learn about his enthusiasm for the Lord and joyous expressions of worship that were a powerful witness to the love of Christ. Billy Bray said, "My comrades used to tell me that was no religion, dancing, shouting, and making so much-to-do, but I was born in the fire and could not live in the smoke."
Discover the legacy of Edward Irving, an apostolic pioneer whose views resulted in his being found guilty of heresy and deposed from the ministry. Edward Irving was an apostolic pioneer. He was invited to be the minister of Caledonian Chapel in London, July 1822, when he was almost thirty. He had recently completed all the stringent requirements to obtain a "License to Preach" in the Scottish Church and was ready for service. Most people, however, in Scotland did not like his flamboyant style, but in London it was different.
Discover Count Nicolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf's commitment to meaningful religious life and his missionary zeal that spread the gospel around the globe. Nicolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf, born to Austrian nobility, was influenced by Pietistic preaching and founded the Moravian Missions. The Pietist were a group of zealous Christians that are known as the instruments of the Second Phase of the Reformation. Church life tended to be shallow, and that meaningful religious commitment on the part of church members was frequently lacking. Christianity was, for the most part, was something done rather than a lifestyle.