Independent Holiness-Pentecostal Churches – John Boruff

I’ve entered a new level of awareness that I’m an independent holiness-Pentecostal; and it is among these types of Christians that is really my most kindred spirit and audience. As I pursue this level of self-discovery, I find a general openness to (1) Lordship Salvation (Wesleyan), (2) Pentecostal Worship in the Presence of God, and (3) Prophecy, Healing, and Deliverance. For further research on independent (non-denominational) holiness-Pentecostalism, see:

Burgess, Stanley. The New International Dictionary of Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements.

DuPree, Sherry. African-American Holiness Pentecostal Movement.

McCauley, Deborah. Appalachian Mountain Religion: A History.

Olson, Roger. “Holiness-Pentecostalism and Evangelical Theology” in The Westminster Handbook to Evangelical Theology.

Robinson, James. Divine Healing: The Holiness-Pentecostal Transition Years, 1890-1906.

Sanders, Cheryl. Saints In Exile: The Holiness-Pentecostal Experience in African American Religion and Culture.

Stephens, Randall. The Fire Spreads: Holiness and Pentecostalism in the American South.

Synan, Vinson. The Holiness-Pentecostal Tradition.

Turner, William. The United Holy Church of America: A Study in Black Holiness-Pentecostalism.


About John Boruff

John Boruff is the founder of, a husband, father, and sometimes an open air preacher. He graduated from UNC Pembroke in 2008 with a B.A. in Philosophy and Religion and views himself as a Baptistic Pentecostal. As a Christian, he feels connected with all members of the body of Christ, but can identify the most with churches like the Assemblies of God and the Vineyard. In 2015, he released "The Gospel of Jesus Christ," which is meant to be a Bible study for open air preaching. For his other writings, search articles on this site or see the E-Books section.
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