Elizabeth D. Rios

The Rev. Elizabeth D. Rios is the board chairwoman and vice president of Plant 4 Harvest, an organization that trains church planters and urban missionaries. She is an expert on church planting within the Latino community.

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Cristina Rocha

Cristina Rocha is a professor at Western Sydney University, where she researches Pentecostal Christianity, Buddhism in the West, New Age spirituality and transnational links between Australia and Brazil, where she grew up. She is president of the Australian Association for the Study of Religion and co-editor of the Journal of Global Buddhism and Religion in […]

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Katja Rakow

Katja Rakow is an assistant professor of religious studies at Utrecht University in the Netherlands. She studies Christian megachurches in the United States and Singapore and contemporary Pentecostalism more broadly.

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Peter Althouse

Peter Althouse is an associate professor of religion at Southeastern University in Lakeland, Fla. He is an expert on Pentecostalism and charismatic renewal and has studied the growth of both in Canada.

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Atletas de Cristo

Atletas de Cristo, or Athletes for Christ, is a Brazil-based international organization of Christian — usually Pentecostal and evangelical — athletes. Its purpose is to “bring the Gospel to the world through the athlete.” Brazilian soccer players have been known to flout FIFA’s rules against proselytizing via clothing at games.

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David Wells

The Rev. David Wells is general superintendent of the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada, a fellowship of 1,100 congregations that is based in Mississauga, Ontario. He can discuss Pentecostalism in Canada.  

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