Australian Christian Churches

Australian Christian Churches

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Australian Christian Churches

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Australian Christian Churches (ACC), also known as Assemblies of God in Australia (AOG), is a Pentecostal Christian denomination and the Australian branch of the Assemblies of God, the largest Pentecostal denomination in the world. With over 225,000 adherents

The ACC was formed in 1937 when the Assemblies of God Queensland merged with the Pentecostal Church of Australia under the name Assemblies of God in Australia. In 2007, the denomination adopted Australian Christian Churches as its public name; however, it is still incorporated as the Assemblies of God in Australia.

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Predecessors

Pentecostalism in Australia emerged as a loose movement of churches and evangelists around 1909. Not until 1927 with the founding of the Apostolic Faith Mission of Australasia (AFM) would the Pentecostal Movement take steps at formally organizing. The AFM, whose name was taken from the Apostolic Faith Mission of the Azusa Street Revival in Los Angeles, United States, was centred around the leadership of Sarah Jane Lancaster, founder of Good News Hall church in Melbourne and editor of Good News, and South African Evangelist Frederick Van Eyk. The AFM had affiliated congregations in New Zealand as well...
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