An Appraisal of Pentecostalism’s Impact on Urban Christian Missions in Nigeria


  • Deborah Bosede Oyelakin Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary, Ogbomoso


The advent of Pentecostalism in church history, both in the Early Church and more recently, has made a distinctive mark on all aspects of the Church’s life and missions. This article examines Pentecostalism as a movement, its historical background, and its belief that the gifts of the Holy Spirit should be in operation as it was in the Early Church. The article uses a descriptive research design that assesses the advent of Pentecostalism, its positive impacts on urban Christian mission in evangelism, church planting and growth, contextualization, leadership development, and power encounter, and some negative impacts as well.

Author Biography

Deborah Bosede Oyelakin, Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary, Ogbomoso

PhD student and emerging missiologist