The Church of God has partnered with other Pentecostal denominations and libraries to make many of our heritage resources available to students and scholars around the world. The Consortium of Pentecostal Archives (www.pentecostalarchives.org) was established in 2011 and brings together important early publications of the Pentecostal movement. Archives and libraries holding Pentecostal resources initiated this website to share resources electronically with researchers, scholars, and the general public.
Church of God Historian and Dixon Pentecostal Research Center Director David Roebuck leads the partnership along with Darrin Rodgers, who directs the Flower Pentecostal Heritage Center for the Assemblies of God. Having served as executive director of the Society for Pentecostal Studies for eight years, the consortium’s board of director’s elected Roebuck as board chairman at its founding meeting. According to Dr. Roebuck, “The idea for the consortium grew out of the work of the Library and Archives Committee of the Society for Pentecostal Studies. Several Pentecostal archives and libraries already have been sharing resources. The Dixon Pentecostal Research Center and the Assemblies of God’s Flower Pentecostal Heritage Center frequently exchange duplicate materials to make them more widely available and to insure their preservation. With numerous resources now digitized, the consortium emerged to make these available at one website.”
To date the Church of God has included The Church of God Evangel (1910-1950) and Minutes of the International General Assemblies (1906-2002) on the website. We have also included available issues of lesser known publications such as Samson’s Foxes (1902-1903), The Way (1904-1905), and The Faithful Standard (1922). Other resources will be added as funds become available to digitize them. Those who are prefer to own their own copies of these publications can purchase them from the Dixon Pentecostal Research Center (www.cogheritage.org) or Pathway Bookstore.