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George Jeffreys - The Foursquare Gospel
George Jeffreys (1889-1962) was probably one of the greatest British evangelists and church planters of last century. He was born and raised in a typically poor family in South Welsh. His earliest memory was of a deep awareness of being called to preach. It was during the great revival of 1904 that young George was born again. He was later healed of a speach impediment and baptised with the Holy Ghost speaking in tongues. In 1913 he spoke as the Pentecostal convention in Sunderland. From here he received an invite to Ireland. The first Church he pioneered was in Belfast. Over the next decade souls were saved, bodies healed and new churches pioneered. In 1926 the first Easter convention was held in the Royal Albert Hall. Over the years he would minister at about 50 of these great meetings. At one service he baptized over one thousand new converts in water. He often saw 500-1000 people come to Christ in a single mission. Normally this meant a new Church. In Ireland, Scotland and England crowds of 10,000 gathered. In Birmingham he drew greater crowds than Moody or Torrey. The simple Four Square Gospel of Jesus Christ as Saviour, Healer, Baptiser in the Holy Ghost and soon coming King was preached in power and demonstration was the secret.
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Howard Carter - Apostolic Ministry
Howard Carter (1891-1971) was from Birmingham England. When war came in 1916 he was imprisoned as a conscientious objector in Wormwood Scrubs in London and later at Dartmoor. He was a fervent believer in Christ and student of the Word of God. In study during this time he recieved a wonderful revelation of the nine supernatural gifts of the Holy Spirit. In February 1921 at the age of thirty he took over responsibility for the Pentecostal Missionary Union (PMU) Bible School. In 1924 Harold was one of the 13 founding members of AoG and soon one of seven elected members. The School although remaining independent did become a recognised part of AoG. He sent out many labourers and leaders into the mission field as well as to churches on the home field in Britain. He held various offices within AoG and finally travelled the world ministering. He was clearly gifted as a prophet and teacher of the Word and walked with great faith in trusting God for finance for the work of God.
Harold Horton - The Naked Splendour of the Cross
Harold Horton (1881-1969) was born in Wrexham, North Wales to parents who were godly Methodists. At the age of 20 Harold surrendered his life and future to Christ. He ministered for 20 years as an itinerant preacher with the Methodists. He was almost shipwrecked by the sceptism, critism and the heresies of the Modernist movement which swept Methodism. After two years of suffering with a double rupture he visited a Pentecostal conference to hear Smith Wigglesworth. In that meeting he was healed, restored to faith in Christ, the Blood and the authority of the written Word and before leaving that night was baptised in the Holy Ghost. Howard Carter eventually invited him to be a tutor at the Hampstead Bible School lecturing in French, English and various Bible studies. He went on to be greatly used as a teacher of the Word, writer of articles and booklets as well as a church planter and pastor. He was a key voice in the British AoG at conventions who kept every eye set on Christ and the Cross. He was also totally uncompromising on the baptism of the spirit and the supernatural gifts.