WAILUKU - H. Vinson Synan, renowned Pentecostal/charismatic author and lecturer, will be speaking on the history of the charismatic movement at Wailuku Door of Faith and St. Anthony churches this month.
He will be the guest lecturer at the Transformation Bible School on Wednesday, Thursday and May 12. Cost for nonregistered students is $25 for all three sessions. Call Door of Faith Church at 244-1286 to register for the series.
He also will be speaking at Wailuku Door of Faith Church on May 13 at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
His St. Anthony appearance is set for May 14 at 7 p.m.
Synan was professor of Pentecostal and charismatic history at Oral Roberts University and served as the director of the Holy Spirit Research Center there in Tulsa, Okla. He later served as dean of the Regent University School of Divinity, and under his leadership the School of Divinity implemented both a doctorate of ministry and an online doctoral program in renewal studies.
He currently serves as professor of Pentecostal and charismatic history and dean emeritus of Regent University.
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In 1973, he was invited to speak at the Catholic Charismatic Conference at Notre Dame University. He later wrote the book "Charismatic Bridges," which is an overview of the history of the Pentecostal movement and served as an introduction to those outside the Pentecostal tradition. Synan was invited to speak at the annual Winter Renewal Conference in 1987 at St. Anthony, where he encouraged Mauians to attend the General Congress of the North American Renewal Service in New Orleans. He was founder and chairman of that organization.
Dozens of Mauians ended up attending the gathering, which was the second largest event in New Orleans next only to the Mardi Gras that year.
He would like to meet with old friends and also minister to those who would like to know more about the history of the charismatic movement and how it is changing the world, an announcement said.
For more information, call Pastor Barbara Tengan of the Wailuku Door of Faith Church at 276-1005.