The S.O.G. Crew (Thump Records/ Universal Music Group) teams up with Ron Harvey from the Gathering of Tribal Nations, and longtime partner Nancy Goate from Oklahoma as they celebrated together at Azusa Fest 2018. Dr. Robert 'Battle Ax' Ornelas and Lezette' So Blessed' Garza from S.O.G. joined New Creations, Erika Martinez, Paradigm from the Navajo Nation, and many others from around the world for the Gathering of Tribal Nations part of the event.
The Azusa Street Mission organized and hosted their annual Azusa Street Festival, called Azusafest. This festival commemorates the Azusa Street Revival of 1906. The Azusafest celebration, normally held in Los Angeles since 2006, began traveling to the nations when the celebration was invited to Ghana in 2011. In 2012 & 2013 Azusafest was held in Brazil with over 3,000 leaders in attendance.
Fred and Wilma Berry founders of the Azusa Street Mission & Historical Society have been awarding pastors and leaders the William Seymour Award since 2006. Prior recipients of the W.J. Seymour award have been: Bishop Charles E. Blake, the COGIC presiding Bishop USA; Pastor Sunday Adelaja, from Kiev, Ukraine; Dr. Patricia Bailey-Jones USA; Apostle John Eckhardt USA; Dr. Myles Munroe from Nassau, Bahamas; and Apostle Sam Korankye Ankrah from Accra, Ghana; Pastor Jabes de Alencar Sao Paulo, Brazil; Pastor Silas Malafaia in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Al Hollingsworth of Boss the Movement and Lou Engle of the Call!
Over a century ago, a partially-sighted African American minister, William J. Seymour, came to Los Angeles to share the message that the Holy Spirit still baptizes people with the evidence of speaking in tongues. His early efforts to preach the Pentecostal message were rejected. Church leaders were suspicious of his religious doctrine and his teachings, but he persevered and kept on praying. On April 9, of 1906, a powerful outpouring of the Holy Spirit occurred within a small group of worshippers. The news spread and soon hundreds of people started coming from all over the world to the Apostolic Faith Mission on Azusa Street in Los Angeles seeking to receive the Holy Spirit. The Azusa Street Revival lasted over three years and is widely considered to be the primary catalyst that sparked the worldwide Pentecostal Movement. Currently, it is estimated that over 800 million Pentecostals in the United States, Latin America, Africa and Asia can trace their religious origins to the Azusa Street Revival and Bishop Seymour.
Fred and Wilma Berry carry on the history of Azusa Street as international representatives through the Azusa Street Mission. The organization's mission is to carry the flame of Azusa Street to the next generation throughout the nations of the world. "There is an expectation of the fulfillment of William J. Seymour's prophecy of a greater revival spreading all over the world like unto the Azusa Street Revival," said Apostle Berry, "It's America's time again - God has chosen this nation for this hour-and we're praying for leaders to come together in unity at Azusafest to unlock a catalyst to a great wave of God's spirit for the Last Days harvest and revival."