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The Full Gospel Pentacostal Mission
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TitleThe Full Gospel Pentacostal Mission
DescriptionNotes taken by Knox College Professor of Sociology J. Howell Atwood from an interview with an unknown person. The interview topic is the Full Gospel Pentacostal Mission, a church serving primarily the African American community in Galesburg, Illinois in the early 20th century.
Named PersonWalker, Daisy Huff; Peterson, Eugene; Peterson, Anna; Johnson, Sophronia; Bush, Estelle; Green, Mary Catlan; Huff, Anna; King, Mr.; Duffy, Falera; King, Cora; Jewell, Joe; Williams, Estelle; Lane, Hattie; Loftus, Marie; Loftus, Mr.; Dufelt, Iva; Frantz, Lisa; Pergeson, Mrs.; Williams, E.; Deal, Mr.; Foster, Mrs.;
CreatorAtwood, Jesse Howell;
Time Period1930s
IdentifierJ. Howell Atwood Manuscript Collection (box 3)
CollectionStruggle and Progress-African Americans in Knox County, Illinois (Knox College)
Date Digital2012-11-19
TranscriptThe Full Gospel Pentacostal
Mission 719 W. Knox

Nov. 8 1932 - founded by
Daisy Huff Walker at 892 W.
Brooks - a little store front
There were 7 charter members
Eugene Peterson
Anna " [Peterson]
Sophronia Johnson
Estelle Bush
May Catlan Green
Anna Huff
Daisy Huff Walker

Now have 22 members. They
live in this section except
for Mr. & Mrs. Wm [William] King.


in Chicago in 1922.

Other members in
Aug. 1936
Mrs. Green had been sec-
retary of the congregation.
Mrs. Falera Duffy - S.S. Supt.
Mr. Peterson |
Mr. King | deacons

Mr. King. Treas.

Missionary Society Mrs. Cora
King president. -- The org.
supports 2 workers abroad
in Africa - Brother Howard
& Timberlick.

Joe Jewell | Iva Dufelt
Estelle Williams | Lisa Frantz
Hattie Lane | Mrs. Pergeson
Marie Loftus | Miss. " [Pergeson]
Mr. " [Loftus] | Mrs. E. Williams


Mr. Deal
Mrs. Foster

There are 25 S.S. [Sunday School] Children.
They are not members of this
assembly. They are accepted
at any age in Pentacost.

Sunday School 9:30
Preaching 3:30

Evangelistic (preaching) 7:30
There is an altar call

Tues. eve. Tarry meeting
(prayer meeting).
Thu. all day prayer meeting
Thu night - Bible class in
charge of the local leader.
These service are arrang-
ed by Mrs. Walker.
In Chicago they may have


more meetings -- acc.
to local needs.
If you talk in the Meth.
church about being filled
with the Holy Ghost & fire
we start a fight. They are
too modern. They take man's
word. A bunch of gamblers
don't want a church man
among them. "Be ye separ
ated." We don't believe in
gambling, going to shows,
dancing, cards etc. We
have come out from that
stuff & don't want to
associate with it. We
believe in abstaining from
the things of the world - a
peculiar people zealous of


good works - consecrated
lives devoted to righteousness.
We only have 1 young
person. The young are
not interested in a deeper
work of grace. They aren't
interested in church at all.
-- at least here in G--g. [Galesburg]
The young are in [illegible]
but they are West Indians.
Our SS [Sunday school] children are 10
and under -- down to 3.
Foreigners seem to be more
interested in religion than
our own citizens in our


Most who attend but who
aren't members are whites
fr. Calvary Pentacostal.
Most don't want to be sep-
arated from sin. They don't
want to pay the price. If
we have something special
then we are crowded with
colored people. Our place
isn't big enough then.
This is the end of an age
when there is a great fall-
ing away. Last year we
were full. This year it
isn't so.
Mrs. W. owns the property
& the congr-- [congregation] rents from
Physical Descriptionhandwritten on six half sheets of scrap paper
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