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Pentecostal World Fellowship

News & Updates

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

October 14, 2022

Members of the Pentecostal World Fellowship Advisory Committee

(Seoul, October 11, 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.  Wilson was chosen for his first term in 2019 and will lead the PWF for the next 3 years.  He will be officially installed on Thursday, October 13th, during the 26th PWC, which is being held at Yoido Full Gospel Church in Seoul. 

“It is a distinct honor to serve the global Spirit-empowered community through the Pentecostal World Fellowship,” said Wilson. “The Spirit-empowered church remains the fastest-growing religious and Christian movement on earth.  The PWF is uniquely positioned to be a voice for unity, a force for global evangelism, and a leader in bringing Pentecostal revival to the next generation.  I am humbled by the confidence of these exceptional leaders from around the world.  I pray that by the power of the Holy Spirit, we will together experience a continuum of spiritual renewal across generations and see the fulfillment of the Great Commission.”
During the session, David Wells (Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada and Pentecostal Charismatic Churches of North America) was re-elected as the vice chair, and Dr. Doug Beacham (Bishop, International Pentecostal Holiness Church) was returned to the office of secretary for the PWF.  The following were selected to serve as members of the executive committee for the next 3 years: Bishop Dag Heward-Mills (Lighthouse Churches Ghana) Rev. Marek Kaminski (Assembly of God Poland), Dr. Younghoon Lee (Yoido Full Gospel Church), and Rev. Dominic Yeo (Assembly of God Singapore).

Other members of the PWF Advisory Committee for the next three years listed by nation are:


Rev. Bill Vasilakis of the CRC Churches International


Rev. Richard Ciaramitaro of the Ministers Network

Rev. Wes Mills of the Apostolic Church of the Pentecost


Pastor Lako Bedasso of the Full Gospel Believers’ Church


Rev. Esko Matikainen of the Pentecostal Church of Finland


Apostle Eric Kwabena Nyamekye of the Church of Pentecost

Great Britain

Pastor Glyn Barrett of the Assemblies of God
Pastor Chris Cartwright of the Elim Pentecostal Church

Hong Kong

Rev. Eddy Kwok of the International Pentecostal Holiness Church


Dr. David Mohan of the Assemblies of God

Rev. Sudarshan Komanapali of the Manna Group of Ministries


Rev. Ong Sek Leang of the Assemblies of God


Rev. Machiel Jonker of the Assemblies of God


Dr. David E. Sumrall of the Cathedral of Praise, Inc.

South Africa

Dr. Henri Weideman of the Apostolic Faith Mission


Rev. Daniel Alm of the Swedish Pentecostal Movement


Rev. Barnabas Mtokamabali of the Assemblies of God


Rev. Douglas Clay of the Assemblies of God          

Bishop Timothy Coalter of the Church of God of Prophecy

Dr. Timothy M. Hill of the Church of God, International

Rev. Randy Remington of the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel

Bishop J. Drew Sheard of the Church of God in Christ

The Advisory Council also adopted the following resolution calling on Spirit-empowered congregations across the globe to focus on fulfilling the Great Commission by 2033:

The Pentecostal World Fellowship encourages its members to work towards fulfilling the Great Commission in this generation. We affirm the numerous 2033 initiatives focused on “Everyone” hearing the gospel of Jesus Christ. We call upon our member congregations to mobilize prayer, leadership, compassion, and resources to contact every unreached person.  We believe the next ten years will be the greatest decade of fulfilling the mandate of Jesus as together, empowered by the Spirit, we proclaim the
“Good News” and establish new churches.

The PWF chose Helsinki, Finland, as the site of the 2025 Pentecostal World Conference.  Looking ahead, Wilson added, “As we continue to emerge from the pandemic, the first in the history of the PWF, every follower of Christ has an opportunity to share the hope of the Gospel as never before seen in our lifetime.  This is a moment we must embrace; our future depends on it.”

The PWF presently has 76 Spirit-empowered representative groups from 47 countries and republics.  The Advisory Committee is comprised of 30 members and 1 honorary member.  The PWF will convene the 26th Pentecostal World Conference (PWC), uniting believers from across the globe for 3 days of worship, powerful preaching, and workshops, focusing on the Spirit-empowered movement in the next generation.  Attendance is expected to exceed 20,000 for the event.  On Friday, October 14th, the conference will hold a prayer event at the Demilitarized Zone, the area between North and South Korea, and conclude with a Holy Spirit crusade that evening. The general sessions and workshops of the PWC can be viewed via live stream here.  

About the Pentecostal World Fellowship.  The Pentecostal World Fellowship was founded in 1947 and has held triennial conferences in major cities worldwide for 75 years. The 26th Pentecostal World Conference will be the third time the conference has been held in Seoul, Korea.

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