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Title:Faith Tabernacle congregation and the emergence of Pentecostalism in colonial Nigeria, 1910s-1941
Author:Mohr, AdamISNI
Periodical:Journal of Religion in Africa (ISSN 0022-4200)
Geographic term:Nigeria
religious history
African Independent Churches
External link:https://doi.org/10.1163/15700666-12341249
Abstract:Faith Tabernacle literature first spread into the Christian community in Lagos from western Ghana in the 1910s. By at least 1917 Faith Tabernacle literature was being read in Lagos, and the first formal branch was established in Lagos in 1920. During the early 1920s Faith Tabernacle literature was being spread throughout Nigeria as Faith Tabernacle members travelled across the colony as labour migrants, leading to the rapid spread of the church, particularly in the major cities. By early 1929 Faith Tabernacle had established 61 branches in Nigeria with over 1,200 members. However, due to the schisms of 1925 and 1929, many Faith Tabernacle leaders, members, communicants, and entire congregations left the church to establish the first Pentecostal denominations in Nigeria, which were the Apostolic Faith (1928), the Apostolic Church (1931), the Assemblies of God (1939), and the Christ Apostolic Church (1941). Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]