Charles Farrow Research Paper

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Farrow was the niece of Frederick Douglass, an African-American social reformer and abolitionist who pastored a small, holiness church in Houston, Texas. Farrow had been born into slavery in Norfolk, Virginia. Charles Parham was holding meetings in Houston and invited Farrow to be the governess for his children while the Parham family went to Kansas for two months in the summer. She asked William Seymour to lead the church while she was gone. When she returned to Houston, she had received the Baptism of the Holy Spirit and was speaking in tongues. Farrow recommended to Seymour that he should attend the Bible school in Houston. In 1906 Parham invited Farrow to preach at his Apostolic Faith Movement camp meeting. Many were receiving the power of the Holy Spirit, speaking in tongues and received healings. In Portsmouth, Virginia, she held meetings for several weeks, and it is reported that 150 received the Baptism of the Holy Spirit.…show more content…
He was teaching about the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, and the group became excited about speaking in tongues, so they bought a train ticket for Farrow to come. Farrow who was 10 years his senior decided to go to Los Angeles. After she arrived, she laid hands on Edward Lee, and he immediately fell to the floor and spoke in tongues. They went to the Asberry home in the evening full of joy and the presence of the Lord over them. Lee lifted his hands and began speaking in tongues. People fell to the floor and the Gifts of the Holy Spirit began to
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