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The First Pentecostal Church built In America

 

Keelville Kansas

As the result of a meeting Parham held in Melrose, Kansas, another meeting was held in Keelville, Kansas, located about ten miles west of Baxter Springs. In 1907, with the help of his converts (who donated the land and labor) Brother Parham erected the first Pentecostal Church ever built in America. The building is still being used today as a Pentecostal church. Up to this time, revivals and special meetings were conducted in store-fronts, tents, or school houses.

 

The dedication of the first Pentecostal church ever built in America.

 Keelville, Kansas (1907)

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