How a Black Preacher Reared Under Jim Crow Ignited a Worldwide Spirit-Filled Movement — Charisma News

God used a Southern black preacher, reared under Jim Crow and with little formal education, to ignite a revival that has reshaped the face of Christianity around the world. The Azusa Street Revival (1906-09) ignited a world-wide movement that Harvard professor, Dr. Harvey Cox, says is still “reshaping religion in the 21st century.”William Joseph Seymour (1870-1922), the leader of the revival, was born to former slaves Simon and Phillis Seymour in Centerville, Louisiana, where they attended the local black Baptist church. William committed his life to Christ at an early age and experience the call of God, even as a youth.Although little is known of his early life, he would have been reared in the poverty and segregation that was the lot of most blacks in the South at that time.

Source: How a Black Preacher Reared Under Jim Crow Ignited a Worldwide Spirit-Filled Movement — Charisma News

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