The color line was washed away in the blood of Jesus
LOS ANGELES, April 27, 2015 /Christian Newswire
/ -- Azusafest 2015 was declared a great success and leaders on Azusa Street anticipate a global gathering next year of "TheCall Azusa" on April 9th, 2016. The widely acclaimed William J. Seymour Award was given to Lou Engle of "TheCall, Inc." Lou Engle was the ninth recipient of the National William J. Seymour Award and is the visionary founder of TheCall, Inc.
Photo: Left to right, Wilma Berry, Fred Berry, Lou Engle, and Therese Engle
Prior recipients of the W.J. Seymour award have been: Bishop Charles E. Blake, the COGIC presiding Bishop USA; Pastor Sunday Adelaja, from Kiev, Ukraine; Dr. Patricia Bailey-Jones USA; Apostle John Eckhardt USA; Dr. Myles Munroe from Nassau, Bahamas; Apostle Sam Korankye Ankrah from Accra, Ghana; Pastor Jabes de Alencar of Assembleia De Deus, Bom Retiro, Brazil; Silas Malafaia in Rio de Janeiro,Brazil; Al Hollingsworth founder of Boss the Movement youth ministry, USA.
For over ten years, TheCall has gathered hundreds and thousands to the stadiums of America for sole assemblies in the spirit of Joel 2. It is a summons to prayer, fasting, repentance and sacrificial worship. TheCall is a massive united solemn assembly. In times of national crisis, the Lord called Israel to corporate gatherings of prayer, fasting, worship, and repentance. TheCall is a response to the urgent summons in Joel 2:15-18, "Declare a holy fast, call a sacred assembly, bring together the elders, gather the children." For additional information regarding TheCall Azusa visit www.thecall.com
Azusafest is a gospel music celebration commemorating the Azusa Street Revival. The festival next year will take place on April 7 and 8 at the Japanese American Community Cultural Center, 244 South San Pedro Street, downtown Los Angeles. The AZUSAFEST 2016 theme is " The color line was washed away in the blood of Jesus." The festival schedule will include speakers and musicians each night. On Saturday, April 9th, 2016 we will celebrate the 110th year since the Azusa Street Revival with theCall Azusa gathering hosted by Lou Engle.
Apostle Fred Berry noted the date April 9, 1865 as the date that ended the civil war in America, "We are declaring April 9, 2016 as the end of the civil war in the church. No more division but Unity in the body of Christ. On April 9, 1906 God gave us the answer to the racism, sexism and all the other ism's which has divided our nation. It was a great refreshing of the Gospel message that Jesus saves, Jesus heals, Jesus baptizes with the Holy Spirit and Jesus Christ is coming again."
The Azusa Street Revival lasted over three years and is widely considered to be the primary catalyst that sparked the worldwide Pentecostal Movement. Currently, it is estimated that over 800 million Pentecostals in the United States, Latin America, Africa and Asia can trace their religious origins to the Azusa Street Revival and Bishop William Joseph Seymour.
Fred and Wilma Berry carry on the history of Azusa Street as international representatives through the Azusa Street Mission & Historical Society. The organization's mission is to carry the flame of Azusa Street to the next generation throughout the nations of the world. ASMHS founded in 2006 main purpose is to educate the public about the historical significance of the Azusa Street Revival and the global Pentecostal Movement's impact on society.