Wilson Elected for Second Term as Chair of the Pentecostal World Fellowship

Seoul, Korea – During an in-person meeting in conjunction with the Pentecostal World Conference (PWC), the Advisory Committee of the Pentecostal World Fellowship (PWF) reelected Dr. William M. Wilson, President of Oral Roberts University, to serve as the organization’s chair. Wilson was chosen for his first term in 2019 and will lead the PWF for the next three years. He will be officially installed on Thursday, October 13, during the 26th PWC, which is being held at Yoido Full Gospel Church in Seoul.

Wilson is an ordained bishop with the Church of God and a graduate of the Pentecostal Theological Seminary (PTS). Also named to the PWF Advisory Committee was Church of God General Overseer Tim Hill, as well as other top leaders from the Pentecostal movement, including Assembly of God General Superintendent Doug Clay, Rev. Randy Remington of the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel, Bishop J. Drew Sheard of the Church of God in Christ, and Timothy Coalter, general overseer for the Church of God of Prophecy.

“It is a distinct honor to serve the global Spirit-empowered community through the Pentecostal World Fellowship,” said Wilson. “The Spirit-empowered church remains the fastest-growing religious and Christian movement on earth. The PWF is uniquely positioned to be a voice for unity, a force for global evangelism, and a leader in bringing Pentecostal revival to the next generation. I am humbled by the confidence of these exceptional leaders from around the world. I pray that by the power of the Holy Spirit, we will together experience a continuum of spiritual renewal across generations and see the fulfillment of the Great Commission.”

During the session, David Wells (Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada and Pentecostal Charismatic Churches of North America) was re-elected as the vice chair, and Dr. Doug Beacham (Bishop, International Pentecostal Holiness Church) was returned to the office of secretary for the PWF. The following were selected to serve as members of the executive committee for the next three years: Bishop Dag Heward-Mills (Lighthouse Churches Ghana) Rev. Marek Kaminski (Assembly of God Poland), Dr. Younghoon Lee (Yoido Full Gospel Church), and Rev. Dominic Yeo (Assembly of God Singapore).

The PWF presently has 76 Spirit-empowered representative groups from 47 countries and republics. The Advisory Committee is comprised of 30 members and one honorary member. The PWF is convening the 26th PWC, uniting believers from across the globe for three days of worship, powerful preaching, and workshops, focusing on the Spirit-empowered movement in the next generation. Attendance is expected to exceed 20,000 for the event. On Friday, October 14, the conference will hold a prayer event at the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), the area between North and South Korea, and conclude with a Holy Spirit crusade that evening.

Other Church of God leaders participating in the PWC this week include executive committee members Tony Stewart and David Ramirez, Pastor Niko Njotorahardjo, Eli Bonilla, Jr., president of ASCM Marc Morris, and PTS faculty David Han, Clifton Clarke, Tony Ritchie, and Dan Tomberlin.

The Pentecostal World Fellowship was founded in 1947 and has held triennial conferences in major cities worldwide for 75 years. The 26th Pentecostal World Conference is the third time the conference has been held in Seoul, Korea. For more information about the Pentecostal World Fellowship and the 26th PWC, visit www.pwfellowship.org.

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