CHARLES PARHAM'S BETHEL HEALING HOME
Tree of Life Fellowship purchased the building at 335 S.W. Jackson Street in downtown Topeka, Kansas in October 2009. This building housed Charles Parham’s Bethel Healing Home and Ministry Center from 1898 through 1900. It was here that he operated his healing rooms, 200-seat chapel, Apostolic Faith Newspaper, city outreach programs, children’s orphanage, and employment agency.
The Parham building has been virtually unused during the past 68 years. 90% of the building has been unaltered since it was built in 1896.
Charles Parham is rightfully credited as the founding father of the Pentecostal movement. On January 1, 1901, Agnes Ozman received the manifestation of the Holy Spirit and spoke in tongues (different Chinese dialects for 6 straight days) when Charles Parham laid hands upon her to receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. The Topeka Outpouring led directly to the Azusa Street revival in 1906 which was led by William Seymour, one of Charles Parham’s students.
Tree of Life Fellowship intends to operate a church, Apostolic Resource & Training Center, healing rooms and a historic Pentecostal museum.
The next phase will include restoration of the original healing rooms back to their original purpose and original design, with plans to also construct a museum that will hold artifacts from the Parham’s ministry, Apostolic Faith newspaper and revival services, as well as personal items.
If this worthwhile endeavor stirs within you a desire to participate, we invite you to partner with us to see the fulfillment of what we believe is more than the restoration of a building, but restoration of an outpouring that didn’t reach it’s fully intended purpose.
Thank you for considering participating in the PARHAM PROJECT.
Tree of Life Fellowship