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 a Philosophy and Religion graduate from UNC Pembroke. In his free time, he blogs about the Christian life; and has special interests in evangelism and spiritual gifts. He identifies himself as a Reformed Arminian Pentecostal. He’s also a husband and dad. John loves street preaching. His influences are Leonard Ravenhill, David Wilkerson, John Wesley, Charles Finney, etc. John is always in the process of writing; and is posting free e-books on this site for cultivating a deeper Christian life. Among them are his 'How to Experience God' and 'The Gospel of Jesus Christ.' He is currently working on the lives of great prophets in church history—from Catholic saints to Protestant reformers and revivalists. He is also working on a Biblical theology of poverty alleviation.
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