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Pentecostals & Anglicans open dialogue

This week the Anglican Communion met to engage in international ecumenical dialogue with the global Pentecostal World Fellowship for the first time as a joint Commission.

IPAC | Taonga News  |  06 Jul 2022  |

The recently established International Pentecostal–Anglican Commission (IPAC) has met for the first time this 15-20 June at Bethel Church in Rapid City, South Dakota, USA.

The International Pentecostal–Anglican Commission was set up as a result of decisions by the Anglican Consultative Council (Resolution 16:22, 2016) and the Pentecostal World Fellowship to explore ecumenical dialogue together.

During the in-person meeting Commission members explored the rich complexity of their different theological, historical, liturgical and missiological traditions and, in particular, the models of unity that each tradition sought.

The Commission also heard stories and examples of the relationship between Anglicans and Pentecostals in different parts of the world and noted their great variety.

At the conclusion of this initial meeting of the Commission, members resolved further to explore the theme of A Transforming Holiness and topics including the basis of our shared faith, worship, discipleship and formation, mission and service.

While in South Dakota, USA, at the invitation of the Pentecostal World Fellowship, the Commission received the welcome of Bethel Church in Rapid City, the District Superintendent of South Dakota Assemblies of God, the Reverend Stephen Schaible, Trinity Bible College, Ellendale and the generous hospitality of Mr Sonny Schriner and Mrs Mary Schriner.

Looking forward, the Commission set up working groups to prepare for the next meeting, which is scheduled to take place between 10-16 June 2023.

Members of International Pentecostal-Anglican Commission


The Rt Revd Dr Royce Victor (Church of South India) Co-Chair
The Revd Canon Professor James Amanze (Church of the Province of Central Africa)*
The Revd Natalie Blake (Church in the Province of the West Indies)
The Revd Dr Preston Parsons (Anglican Church of Canada)
The Revd Dr Will Adam (Anglican Communion Office) Co-Secretary.


The Revd Dr David Wells (Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada) Co-Chair
The Revd Dr Glenn Balfour (Assemblies of God, UK)
The Revd Dr David Han (Church of God-Cleveland, USA)
The Revd Professor Jacqueline Grey (Australian Christian Churches)
The Revd Dr Paul Alexander (Assemblies of God, USA) Co-Secretary.

The meeting was supported by the Revd Neil Vigers, Programme Executive for Unity, Faith and Order, Anglican Communion Office and Mrs Christy Ann Medley and Mr Tyler Medley, Trinity Graduate School, Ellendale ND.