Thank you for visiting the website of the Flower Pentecostal Heritage Center (FPHC)! As the official archives, research center, and museum of the Assemblies of God, the FPHC is dedicated to preserving and sharing materials relating to the Assemblies of God and the broader Pentecostal and charismatic movements.
Our website includes free research tools, including: over 250,000 digitized pages of indexed periodicals; over 22,000 digitized historic photographs; and audio and video clips available for download. In addition, users may search the online catalog to our collection, which contains over 95,000 entries.
We encourage you to visit the FPHC in Springfield, Missouri, where you may explore our inspiring museum and do research using our extensive collections. If you are unable to visit our research room in Springfield, Missouri, you may order photocopies of materials in our vault by using our online shopping cart.
In addition to this website, the FPHC brings our Pentecostal heritage into your home, school and church through:
Joyce Lee assists a visitor in the Research Room
Flower Pentecostal Heritage Center
1445 North Boonville Avenue
Springfield, Missouri 65802 USA
Phone: 417.862.1447 ext. 4400
Toll Free: 877.840.5200
The Significance of Pentecostal History
The spectacular rise of the Pentecostal movement over the past century has changed the face of Christianity. Gothic cathedrals and steepled buildings have been joined by small storefront missions and megachurches. Pentecostals have developed educational institutions and compassion ministries, even as their numbers and influence have exploded. The center of gravity of the Christian faith is shifting from Europe and North America to the developing world, and the church is becoming more Pentecostal and less Western.
Who are the Pentecostals and where did they come from?
These are intriguing questions, for scholars and particularly for Pentecostals themselves. The breadth of the Movement has not been adequately documented or understood. To address this need, the Flower Pentecostal Heritage Center makes resources accessible to help researchers, church leaders, and people in the pew to better understand how Pentecostals got to where they are in their pilgrimage.
Toward this end, the Flower Pentecostal Heritage Center collects, preserves, and makes accessible historically-significant materials -- in all media, from all countries, and in all languages -- that document the Assemblies of God and the broader Pentecostal and charismatic movements. The FPHC has become one of the largest repositories of Pentecostal historical materials in the world. Our collections evoke memories for those who lived the history, and they are essential for researchers and scholars who desire to better understand the identity, past, and future of Pentecostalism.
To learn more about the significance of Pentecostal history for today, read or listen to:
Passion for Our Pentecostal Past: The Path to a Promising Future
The Flower Pentecostal Heritage Center, named in honor of the J. Roswell Flower family, is the official archives, research center, and museum of the Assemblies of God. Established in 1977 as the Assemblies of God Archives, it was first led by Harris Jansen. The archives expanded under the leadership of Wayne Warner, who was appointed director in 1980. Wayne started Assemblies of God Heritage magazine in 1981 and, with his colleagues (Pam Eastlake, Joyce Lee, Glenn Gohr, Brett Pavia, and others), developed a significant collection of oral histories, rare documents, publications, photographs, and other materials. The archives, which had long occupied cramped quarters on the fifth floor of the Assemblies of God headquarters complex, moved in 1999 to its current location, featuring offices, a research room, a museum, and a new name: the Flower Pentecostal Heritage Center. Its online research center went live in 2000. The FPHC has since digitized over 700,000 pages of rare Pentecostal books and periodicals from around the world. Upon Wayne's retirement in 2005, Darrin Rodgers became the Center's third director. Located in Springfield, Missouri, the Flower Pentecostal Heritage Center is open to the public.
Offices, Research Room, and Museum
Monday-Friday (Open on Tuesdays at 9:00 a.m.)
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Darrin Rodgers - Director
Glenn Gohr - Reference Archivist
William Molenaar - Digital Archivist
Sara Wimmel - Archivist
Joyce Lee - Assistant Cataloger
Jeanine Bartels - Administrative Coordinator
Michelle Yarbrough - Archive Specialist
Michelle Rahmoeller - Archive Specialist
Caleb Whitlow - Archive Specialist
The Flower Pentecostal Heritage Center is situated on the second floor of the national headquarters building of the Assemblies of God, located two miles south of I-44 and four miles west of 65, on the corner of Boonville and Division.
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Answers to frequently asked questions about the FPHC and this website.
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