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Since 1947


“To unite and mobilize the global Spirit-filled family in completing the Great Commission of Jesus Christ.”


  • TO PROMOTE AND ENCOURAGE regional and continental alliances amongst Spirit-filled networks.
  • TO PROMOTE AND CONNECT Spirit-filled leaders – shapers of communities and nations.
  • TO SPEAK to governments and nations when and where social justice and religious rights are compromised and/or violated for the sake of the gospel.
  • TO FOSTER WORLD MISSIONS AND TO SUPPORT humanitarian efforts and where possible to provide relief aid.
  • TO SERVE as a cooperative fellowship for Pentecostal Theological institutions to promote the development of education and leadership training.
  • TO CHANGE the global contour of Christianity by emphasizing coordinated worldwide prayer.
  • TO ORGANIZE a triennial celebration (Pentecostal World Conference) that will gather the global Spirit-filled family to advance the mission and purposes of the Pentecostal Fellowship.
Pentecostal World Fellowship



We believe the Bible to be inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.


We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.


We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father and in His personal return in power and glory.


We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, regeneration by the Holy Spirit through faith in Jesus Christ is absolutely essential.


We believe in the baptism in the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance according to Acts 2:4, and in the operation of the spiritual gifts and ministries.


We believe in the ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a Godly life.


We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved to eternal life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.


We believe in the church of Jesus Christ and in the unity of believers.


We believe in the practical application of the Christian faith in every day experience and in the need to minister to people in every area of life, which includes not only the spiritual but also the social, political and physical.

Our History

Triennially, the Pentecostal World Fellowship organizes the Pentecostal World Conference for Pentecostal and Spirit-filled leaders. It was in May 1947 that Swiss pastor Leonard Steiner, David J. du Plessis, J Roswell Flower and Donald Gee organized a conference for Pentecostal leaders. Three thousand attended this first conference. Triennial conferences followed and in 1961, this celebrative gathering was officially named the Pentecostal World Conference (PWC). The PWC has been conducted in major cities in the world:

  • Zurich (1947)
  • Paris (1949)
  • London (1952)
  • Stockholm (1955)
  • Toronto (1958)
  • Jerusalem (1961)
  • Helsinki (1964)
  • Rio de Janeiro (1967)
  • Dallas, Texas (1970)
  • Seoul (1973)
  • London (1976)
  • Vancouver (1979)
  • Nairobi (1982)
  • Zurich (1985)
  • Singapore (1989)
  • Oslo (1992)
  • Jerusalem (1995)
  • Seoul (1998)
  • Los Angeles (2001)
  • Johannesburg (2004)
  • Surabaya (2007)
  • Stockholm (2010)
  • Kuala Lumpur (2013)
  • Sao Paulo (2016)
  • Calgary (2019)
    Seoul (2022)