We are thankful for the partnership with Fred and Wilma Berry and The Azusa Street Mission and their Custodial oversite of the Bonnie Brae House.
Below are some helpful links concerrning the 100 year promise by William Seymour and Charles Parham
“In 1906—when racism and lynching was at its highest. The year when 3,000 black men were lynched—it was called ‘red summer’—that God took a one-eyed, black preacher and made him the leader of the Azusa Street revival and he (Seymour) touched black, white, Asian, Hispanics, male, female,” Berry said as he spoke about Bishop Seymour.
“It is said that the color line was washed away in the blood. That was one of the sayings that came out of the revival that the blood (of Jesus) was enough to wash away racism,” Berry added.
He said racism is still here and the church is supposed to deal with it. That’s why the question is constantly asked of all Pentecostal members, “Do you remember the Azusa Street Revival?”
The Azusa Street Revival lasted more than three years and is widely considered to be the catalyst that ignited the worldwide Pentecostal movement. It is reported that more than 600 million living in the United States, Latin America, Africa and Asia can trace their religious origins to the Azusa Street Revival and Bishop Seymour.