The “House of Life”: A Russian-to-International Pentecostal Movement


  • David Lewis Social Anthropologist


Growth, stagnation, and decline affect churches, denominations, and movements. This article discusses some of the factors that, when combined with one another, may help to overcome socio-cultural barriers to growth. Examples are taken from a Russian Pentecostal movement that has overcome barriers of ethnicity or culture to become what might be the most geographically widespread movement in the world, with churches from Spain to Cambodia.

Author Biography

David Lewis, Social Anthropologist

Online and in-person teaching and training seminars on cross-cultural awareness and contextualization; Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit at the University of Cambridge, Affiliated Researcher


2022-10-19 — Updated on 2022-10-20