A History of Elim

In 1904, there was a mighty move of God in Wales. This became known as The Welsh Revival. On 20th November 1904, two young Welsh brothers, George and Stephen Jeffrey’s, were converted in Siloh Chapel under the ministry of Reverend Glasnant Jones. These men later received the baptism of the Holy Spirit and began to hold evangelistic healing crusades throughout the United Kingdom. They saw tremendous miracles and many thousands of people came to know Christ.


In 1915, George Jeffreys officially formed the Elim Pentecostal Church in the County of Monaghan in Ireland. Throughout the following decades, Elim Churches were planted all over the United Kingdom. The Elim Pentecostal Church is one of the largest Pentecostal denominations in the country. The Elim Church has its own Bible College located with the Elim International Offices in Malvern, and has a wide ranging world missionary ministry with over 600 churches in Britain and 8,000 world-wide in fellowship with Elim.


The Elim Pentecostal Church has its international Headquarters in Malvern, from which all movement is steered and guided by the General Superintendent, Pastor John Glass together with 6 Regional Leaders, who together with 5 others form Elim’s National Leadership Team.


The Elim Pentecostal Church is part of that unique world-wide Pentecostal movement which at the beginning of the 20th Century numbered a few thousand, but now has, including the charismatic movement, over five hundred million adherents. Pentecostal Christians believe that, because of the spontaneous uprising in every country of the world, the Pentecostal Movement is in fulfilment of the Bible prophecies that… ‘God would pour out in the last days His Holy Spirit on all mankind’.

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