By Ken Horn | July 19, 2011
From AG News
By Becca Dickson
The Pentecostal Evangel, the official magazine of the Assemblies of God, is 98 years old today. The magazine was first published on July 19, 1913, the year before the formation of the Assemblies of God.
J. Roswell and Alice Flower established The Christian Evangel to report on revivals and missions activities and published it out of their home in Plainfield, Indiana. The Flowers gave their magazine to the Assemblies of God in 1914, when J. Roswell Flower was elected to serve as the first secretary. E. N. Bell, the first chairman, also gave his magazine, Word and Witness, to the new organization and the two periodicals merged in January 1916.
In 1919, the magazine took its current name, the Pentecostal Evangel.
After 98 years and more than 5,000 issues, the Pentecostal Evangel continues to bless hundreds of thousands of people each week since its beginning.
Click here to read the first issue of the Christian Evangel, which later became the Pentecostal Evangel.
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