[quote=Katholikos]From the official website:
The Pentecostal denomination was established in Topeka, Kansas, by a Methodist Minister in the Holiness tradition, Charles F. Parham. It began at his school, which was dedicated to studying the “baptism of the Holy Spirit” when, on January 1, 1901, Miss Agnes Ozman “spoke in tongues” at a school prayer meeting. After that, Parham and other students “spoke in tongues.”
In 1906, preacher W. J. Seymour, who had attended a Pentecostal Bible school in Houston, started the
Azuza (California) mission, which became the worldwide center of early Pentecostalism.
The Assembly of God denomination of Pentecostalism, the largest, was begun in Hot Springs, Arkansas, in 1914, by a group of ministers.
The Catholic Church was founded by Jesus Christ, Second Person of the Blessed Trinity; it was born at Pentecost with the arrival of the promised Holy Spirit in A.D. 33, in Jerusalem.
The comparison of Protestant groups to the Catholic Church is easy. Which Church was founded by God Himself, and which were made by man?
The word “pentecostal” is a description, not a denomination. And pentecostal activity started in 1896 in the Appalaichians in a breakaway denomination known as the Christian Union, which later became the Church of God (Cleveland, Tenn.). The Christian Union was a holiness breakaway from the big-name denominations of the time. Pity they couldn’t have “broken away back to” the Church that Jesus founded.