New Book: Pentecost in Tulsa

I am excited to announce that my new book, Pentecost in Tulsa, is out today from Seymour Press.

Tulsa has become an important epicenter of Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity in the United States. In its earliest days, revivals helped establish important churches. Later, well-known launched worldwide ministries  from Tulsa that impacted millions around the globe. This book also reveals the untold story of a resilient black Pentecostal community that endured the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre and revived the famous Greenwood District. Through these triumphs and tragedies, Tulsa has emerged as a significant city with continuing impact on the Pentecostal movement.  

In this book you will learn…

  • How Pentecost came to Tulsa in 1906
  • How early black Pentecostalism thrived in the Greenwood community
  • How early Pentecostal Revivalists helped establish many Pentecostal churches that are thriving today.
  • What happened to the black Pentecostal Churches and survivors of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre
  • How Pentecost came to the surround towns of Bixby, Jenks, Broken Arrow and Sapulpa.
  • How Tulsa became the home for several of the most notable healing and Charismatic ministries in the 1950s

Here is what people are saying about Pentecost in Tulsa:

“Pentecost in Tulsa is a healing balm to the black community destroyed in the Tulsa Massacre and an opportunity for a “come to Jesus moment” for the white Christian community. Written from an anti- racist historical perspective, Isgrigg challenges readers to examine their complicity and perpetuation of forms of community that impede racial reconciliation within Pentecostalism in particular. In a historical moment that finds our nation repolarized around race relations, this work is a model of truth and reconciliation.”

Dr. Raynard Smith, President, COGIC Scholars Fellowship, Professor, New Brunswick Seminary

“Tulsa, considered by many to be the epicenter of the Charismatic movement, has a very unique story. This book takes you behind the scenes to understand the deep well of spiritual power that was dug out in Tulsa many years ago and the deep need for healing in this community. It also chronicles the events that gave rise to the most prolific twentieth-century healing ministries and the leading Spirit-empowered university. Dr. Isgrigg has done a brilliant job in pulling together this history into one book.”

Dr. William M. Wilson – President, Oral Roberts University,
Chairman, Pentecostal World Fellowship, and Global Co-Chair, Empowered21

“Isgrigg has uniquely and thoughtfully captured how twentieth century social culture impacted the Pentecostal church in Tulsa. His careful research is a wonderful contribution to the canon of information about Tulsa’s history and its continuing impact on the Pentecostal Movement.”
Clifton L. Taulbert – Pulitzer Prize Nominated Author, Last Train North and Once Upon a Time When We Were Colored, President, Freemount Corporation

“Daniel Isgrigg has captured the story of Tulsa’s rich Pentecostal heritage that has gone unheralded until now. I am delighted that his careful research is inclusive of the various groups within this Pentecostal family. I highly recommend this work to anyone sincerely interested in academic research about Pentecostalism.”

Rev. Don Martin, Senior Pastor, Metro Pentecostal Church
Chairman of the Pentecostal Heritage Society of United Pentecostal Church International

You can purchase the book from Amazon or other online retailers:


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