The Elim Movement, also known as Elim Foursquare Gospel Alliance, is a large Pentecostal denomination that began in the UK. It now spreads through many countries, and has over 500 churches in Britain. The current head office resides in the Malvern Hills, alongside their Bible College, Regents Theological College.

This page will tell you more about who we are, where we’ve come from, and what we believe.

Who are we?
Elim: Is the name of a resting place in the Old Testament, where the Israelites found water with which they were refreshed. In 1904 the Welsh Revival began among the Methodist church in Wales, which saw a lot of people come to faith, prisons emptied, and the faith of many renewed, or refreshed. During this revival a young man, by the name of George Jeffreys, found faith a began to follow Jesus. Jeffreys soon felt a call from God to take the revival throughout the UK, and began to minister. So Elim is thought to be the continuation of the refreshing revival that Britain saw during the Welsh Revival.
Pentecostal: Is the name given to those that joined the revival because there were a lot of miracles being seen, which included people speaking in tongues. This is a form of speaking which sounds, very much, like a different language that hasn’t been learnt, and has often been translated by foreign speaking believers. It is also known as ‘the heavenly language’ because no-one can interpret it except from a specific person that God will give the ability to at the time. This supernatural speaking was first documented in the New Testament book of Acts on the day of the Jewish festival, Pentecost. This is the reason that Pentecostals got their name.
Church: The Elim Church is part of the larger body of believers, and is a member of the Evangelical Alliance, along with other denominations such as The Church of England, Baptists, and Methodists. There are also other large Pentecostal denominations, such as Assemblies of God (AOG) and The Church of Pentecost. These churches all work together and form the larger body of the church, along with many others that aren’t listed here.
Where we’ve come from
As mentioned before, Elim was born out of the Welsh Revival of 1904-1906. George Jeffreys (pictured left), and his band of Evangelists, first began to minister in Ireland in 1915 and setup their headquarters there. As they became more successful they were called more increasingly to mainland Britain, where they would eventually end up. In 1919 Jeffreys, and Elim, moved their head office to London and began to focus more of their ministry in the mainland. 
The denomination soon grew to over 200 churches, with Jeffreys himself planting a large majority of them, some even consider Jeffreys to be the most successful evangelist that Britain has ever seen, and well known figures such as Reinhard Bonkke have gone in seek of his anointing and teaching.
Elim was well known for God moving in supernatural ways during their meetings, and it would often be recorded that miracles of healing took place. Many would tell of how God had spoken through the speakers/preachers to them in very specific ways, and they often felt convicted of very specific, even secret, sins.
The Elim Pentecostal Church is still known for the supernatural things that happen during their meetings, and they now have over 500 churches. Due to a well-oiled system of leadership from the governing body, the National Leadership Team, the denomination has managed to stay on course, and well-balanced, to have a huge impact of Britain, and the world, for years to come.
Elim’s current Superintendent is Rev. John Glass (pictured right), who is based in the new headquarters in Malvern.
What we believe
Elim as a movement has, what we call our, fundamental beliefs. These are the things that every Elim church, or pastor, must believe to be a member of the movement. 
To view the Fundamental Beliefs, you can click the link provided or contact us for more information.
As a Pentecostal church, one of the things that we believe that some people may not have heard of, or may not believe, is in a subsequent baptism of the Holy Spirit. This is the belief that some time after a person comes to faith, they realise that they are unable to live a godly life without the help of God’s Spirit living in them. A well known Christian figure, Smith Wigglesworth, described it a moment of crisis in which he knew that he couldn’t fulfil his God-given calling, or live a holy life, without this help. He felt ashamed of his actions, and was struggling to see how the Christian faith was being lived out in his lifestyle until the day that he was ‘filled with the Spirit’. It was after this that his own ministry really began. Smith Wigglesworth went on to become one of the world’s most well known speakers, and saw tens of thousands of people healed by God in his meetings. He was described as a Pentecostal because of this belief in a subsequent baptism, and the power that God gives his believers after it.http://www.churchofengland.orghttp://www.churchofengland.org

Elim International Centre

George Jeffreys

(Founder of Elim)

Chris Cartwright

(General Superintendent)

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