I started going to a Pentecostal church at the age of eleven, but at the time, I had no idea what Pentecostalism was. At that age, I only knew about denominations like Catholic, Baptist, Lutheran, and so on. It wasn't until I started going to a Pentecostal church where I started learning more about it. I love learning about it because I find the history interesting. Here are five facts about Pentecostalism that you may or may not know.
1. Pentecostalism started in the early 1900s
The Shearer Schoolhouse in 1896 took place in Cherokee County, North Carolina; Bethel Bible School in 1901 took place in Topeka, Kansas; Welsh Revival from 1904 to 1905 in Wales, England; and Azusa Street Revival in 1906 in Lost Angeles, California.
2. The name "Pentecostal" came from the Day of Pentecost
In the Book of Acts, it talks about the day of Pentecost, an event that took place fifty days after the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Acts 2: 1-4 states; " When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place.  Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting.  They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them.  All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them."
3. Some core beliefs include: Salvation, Baptism in the Holy Spirit, Divine Healing, and the Second Coming of Christ
Pentecostals also believe in speaking in tongues and divine gifts. Pentecostals also believe in scripture and are bible based.
4. In the world, Pentecostals are one of fastest growing religious groups
A Pew Research Center Study found that there about two billion Christians across the world, and Pentecostals make up about a quarter of that.