Allen was a 20th-century Pentecostal evangelist and faith healer active in the United States from the 1930s to the mid-1960s. He founded the assembly known as the Allens of God, known colloquially in the first person as "A. A. Allen's ministry", and promoted the "manifest sons of God" doctrine. He was renowned for his dramatic healing services and for his television appearances, most notably with Oral Roberts in 1961, as well as for publishing a magazine, Miracle Magazine.
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.