“In a short time God began to manifest His power and soon the building could not contain the people. Now the meetings continue all day and into the night and the fire is kindling all over the city and surrounding towns. Proud, well-dressed preachers come in to “investigate.” Soon their high looks are replaced with wonder, then conviction comes, and very often you will find them in a short time wallowing on the dirty floor, asking God to forgive them and make them as little children.”
William Seymour 1870 – 1922 The Azusa Papers
William J Seymour was a prominent African-American Christian leader in the early twentieth century. An ordained minister and the son of freed slaves, he is regarded as the founders of modern Pentecostalism.