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Pentecostal World Fellowship

News & Updates

International Day of Prayer - A Chance for Solidarity

November 3, 2023

During 2023, tensions between the Western world, Russia, North Korea, and China have escalated. The political relations with the Islamic world have not become better. This is causing increasing discrimination and persecution against Evangelicals in countries like Pakistan, Nigeria, Iran, China, and Russia, even though a clear majority of Christians desire to become bridge builders between different political and religious blocks and alliances.

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Honoring the Life and Legacy of Pastor Jack Hayford

January 9, 2023

Jack Hayford, whose faith and leadership impacted millions worldwide, transitioned from this life on Sunday, January 8, 2023. Known to most as simply “Pastor Jack,” Hayford sought a life of worship and intimacy with Christ, evidenced in his more than 50 books and some 500 hymns and choruses, including the internationally renowned and widely recorded, Majesty.

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Newly Elected 2022-2025 Advisory Committee of the Pentecostal World Fellowship

October 14, 2022

During an in-person meeting in conjunction with the Pentecostal World Conference (PWC), the Advisory Committee of the Pentecostal World Fellowship (PWF) once again elected Dr. William M. Wilson, President of Oral Roberts University, to serve as the organization’s chair. 

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Pentecostal World Conference Opens in Seoul, Korea, at Yoido Full Gospel Church

October 14, 2022

The 26th Pentecostal World Conference (PWC) convened today in Seoul, Korea, at Yoido Full Gospel Church, with over 10,000 worshippers representing nations across the globe.

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Pentecostal World Conference Day 2 Highlights

October 14, 2022

The second day of the 26th Pentecostal World Conference (PWC) continued with two plenary sessions, eleven workshops, two discussion forums, and the installation ceremony of the Pentecostal World Fellowship’s (PWF) executive committee and advisory committees.

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Pentecostal World Conference Concludes with Prayer Crusade and Holy Spirit Outpouring Service

October 14, 2022

The third and final day of the 26th Pentecostal World Conference (PWC) began on the beautiful rolling hills and lush grounds of the Korean peninsula, known as the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). Over 25,000 worshippers came to Peace Park, which is located at the demarcation line between North Korea and South Korea.

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WCC, Global Christian Forum sign memorandum of understanding affirming mutual quest for Christian unity

June 21, 2022

The World Council of Churches (WCC) and Global Christian Forum, in a signing ceremony, affirmed their unique roles in their mutual quest for Christian unity. The agreement marks an historic milestone in the longtime collaboration between the two organizations.

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March 11, 2022

Pentecostal movements around the world are uniting in prayer because of the war in Ukraine. The heart of God and our hearts are deeply grieved by the needless suffering of innocent people that is taking place due to this conflict. We pray and call for those who have initiated this violence to stand down and seek a peaceful resolution.

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26th World Pentecostal Conference Rescheduled for October 12 - 14, 2022 Due to COVID19 Travel Restrictions

October 27, 2021

The Pentecostal World Fellowship announces that the 26th triennial Pentecostal World Conference (PWC) which was scheduled to be held in Seoul, Korea, June 8-10, 2022 on the campus of Yoido Full Gospel Church has been rescheduled for October 12-14, 2022 due to Covid19 travel restrictions in Korea.

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Statement on the passing of Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke

December 7, 2019

Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke passed away today, December 7, 2019 at the age of 79. Evg Bonnke founded Christ for All Nations in 1974 and was by many accounts the most effective and prolific evangelist in history, with over 79 million recorded salvations during his ministry.

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Global Christian Forum - Fostering Common Ground

March 4, 2019

Dr Prince Guneratnam, Chairman of the Pentecostal World Fellowship and Senior Pastor of Calvary Church had the opportunity to host the annual Global Christian Forum meeting (GCF) at Calvary Convention Centre from 11-13 February 2019.

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Global Conference of Human Fraternity

February 15, 2019

Abu Dhabi, 3 February 2019 - Recognizing his high & distinguished position as the Chairman of the Pentecostal World Fellowship, Dr Prince Guneratnam was invited by Dr. Sultan Faisal Al Remeithi, Secretary-General of the Muslim Council of Elders to attend the Global Conference of Human Fraternity held at the Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi under the patronage of the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

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GCF PRESS RELEASE: Local Historic Meeting: International Pentecostal-Catholic Dialogue, Seventh Phase

July 27, 2018

The First Session of the Seventh Phase of the International Catholic - Pentecostal Dialogue took place in Springfield, MO, USA, from 12 to 18 July 2018 between the Catholic Church and some Classical Pentecostal churches and leaders.

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PWF Executive & Advisory Committee Meeting

July 12, 2018

PWF Executive & Advisory Committee members meet in Calgary, Canada.

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70 years of the World Council of Churches

July 8, 2018

The World Council of Churches (WCC) and the fellowship that is its heart and soul celebrated its 70th anniversary in June 2018.

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60th Anniversary of Yoido Full Gospel Church

June 7, 2018

Dr Prince Guneratnam was guest at the 60th Anniversary Celebration of Yoido Full Gospel Church, Seoul, Korea on May 18, 2018

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90th Anniversary of the Assemblies of God of Singapore

June 7, 2018

Celebrating nine decades of God’s faithfulness. Dr Prince Guneratnam was guest at the 90th Anniversary Celebration Dinner of the Assemblies of God of Singapore

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May 3, 2018

Take up the challenge of ‘Mutual Love’ as witness for peace, unity and discipleship urges Global Christian Forum message. Christians are called to take up together the challenges of peace, unity and costly discipleship the Global Christian Forum has said in a 27 April closing message to the churches of the world sent from Bogotá, Colombia

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GCF MEDIA RELEASE - Dr Casely Essamuah selected as next Secretary of the Global Christian Forum

February 13, 2018

Meeting at the Taize Community in France, the Global Christian Forum Committee chose Dr Casely Essamuah to serve in the central role of its Secretary. Dr Essamuah will take up the position on 1 July 2018, following the retirement of the Rev Dr Larry Miller who has led the GCF for the last six years.

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Ecumenical History Under the Radar

June 15, 2017

The same week that President Donald Trump was meeting with Pope Francis in Rome, another historic event was taking place, as the Global Christian Forum facilitated a groundbreaking encounter with major global bodies representing most every part of world Christianity.

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GCF Update: Bogota, Colombia to host the 3rd GCF Global Gathering

March 21, 2017

The Global Christian Forum (GCF) Committee comprising high-level leaders and representatives from all the major streams of world Christianity met together at Casa Sacerdotal, Havana, Cuba from 21-23 March 2017 for the annual committee meeting.

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African Pentecostal Missions (APFEM) Congress, Nairobi, Kenya

November 29, 2016

On 29 November 2016, Dr Guneratnam delivered the opening message at the AFPEM congress which sought to motivate and mobilize African churches to do missions. He also ministered to two churches in Nairobi.

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50th Golden Jubilee Manna Pastors' Conference, Hyderabad, India

October 21, 2016

Dr Prince Guneratnam ministered to hundreds of Indian pastors from 17-21 October 2016. He challenged them to believe God to do greater things in and through them. These pastors represented 1,600 congregations in 23 states in India.

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24th Pentecostal World Conference (PWC), Sao Paulo, Brazil

September 10, 2016

Dr Prince Guneratnam presided over the 24thPentecostal World Conference, Sao Paulo Brazil from 7-10 September. The Pentecostal World Fellowship covers 600 million Pentecostals with the impetus of fulfilling the Great Commission.

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Largest Global Gathering of Pentecostals in Malaysia

August 27, 2013

Calvary Convention Centre (CCC), venue of the 23rd Pentecostal World Conference in Kuala Lumpur, was dedicated on August 27, 2013 by Dr David Cho Yonggi, Senior Pastor Emeritus of Yoido Full Gospel Church, Korea, and Chairman of Church Growth International (CGI).

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