Monday, June 20, 2022

Gaston B. Cashwell, 1862 - 1916

Cashwell is often referred to as the Pentecostal Apostle to the South. He converted to Pentecostalism in 1906 following a visit to Azusa Street. After 1906 he returned to his native American South to spread the message of the “Holy Ghost Fire.” His story is a particularly interesting one as his life presents, in vivid detail, the interactions between the racially progressive Holiness-Pentecostal movement and the traditionally racist South. It was Cashwell and his followers, particularly M. M. Pinson, that converted the nascent “Church of God” movement in east Tennessee and North Carolina to Pentecostalism.

For more information on Cashwell:

Denominational Histories:
Brumback, Carl. Suddenly From Heaven: A History of the Assemblies of God. Springfield, MO: Gospel Publishing House, 1961 (57, 84).

Campbell, Joseph E. The Pentecostal Holiness Church, 1898 – 1948: Its Background and History. Franklin Springs, GA: The Publishing House of the Pentecostal Holiness Church, 1951 (239-41).

Conn, Charles W. Like a Mighty Army: A History of the Church of God, 1886-1976. Cleveland, TN: Pathway Press, 1977 (84-85, 97).

Frodsham, Stanley. With Signs Following: The Story of the Pentecostal Revival in the Twentieth Century. Revised Edition. Springfield, MO: Gospel Publishing House, 1946 (41-42).

Kendrick, Klaude. The Promise Fulfilled: A History of the Modern Pentecostal Movement. Springfield, MO: Gospel Publishing House, 1971 (56, 62-63).

Academic Histories
Nichol, Joh Thomas. Pentecostalism. New York: Harper & Row, 1966 (36-37, 62, 104-05).

Synan, Vinson. The Holiness Pentecostal Movement in the United States. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1971 (114, 122-29, 133-34, 138-39).

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