2020 Statistics: Archiving the Global Pentecostal Movement at the Flower Pentecostal Heritage Center

The Flower Pentecostal Heritage Center (FPHC) has become the largest Pentecostal archives in the world – a world class repository of materials documenting the Assemblies of God and the broader Pentecostal movement. Church leaders, scholars, students, and other researchers around the world depend on the FPHC’s resources and services.

Several of the new acquisitions at the FPHC in 2020

This has been possible because of the behind-the-scenes work by FPHC staff of collecting, preserving, and making accessible these treasures of the faith. In 2020, FPHC staff created 8,349 new catalog records. Each record represents an item or a collection that has been processed and that is now in the FPHC online database, which allows end-users to search, do research, and place orders for materials.

The Assemblies of God is diverse (44% of AG USA adherents are non-Anglo) and global (95% of AG adherents live outside the US). This is reflective of the incredible growth and diversity of the broader Pentecostal movement. Importantly, the FPHC seeks to document this diverse and global constituency, so that we can better understand how God has been working through the Assemblies of God and the broader Pentecostal movement.

The growth of the FPHC’s collection has been remarkable. The number of catalog records has grown by 237% in the last 13 years from 58,760 to 139,466. The number of non-English catalog records has grown by an amazing 1387% from 673 to 9,334. The FPHC has cataloged materials in 153 languages.

The following tables illustrate the growth and breadth of the FPHC’s collection: 1) the number of catalog records cataloged each year; 2) the number of catalog records by language (listed by number of records); and 3) the number of catalog records by language (listed alphabetically).

FPHC Catalog Records Listed by Year

 New RecordsTotal Records
Prior to 2008 58760
2008686765627
2009533670963
2010603176994
2011910786101
2012511391214
2013589297106
20145100102206
20156039108245
20166399114644
20174107118751
20186052124803
20196314131117
20208349139466

FPHC Catalog Records Listed by Language

Sorted by Number of Records

LanguageAs of Dec 31, 2007As of Dec 31, 2019As of Dec 31, 2020
Total58760131117139466
English58087123343130132
Spanish26221532983
Norwegian1111831274
Swedish13784848
Finnish3717740
French31635683
German105534559
Braille English3256257
Portuguese15229245
Russian18201225
Chinese23150201
Korean12145178
Italian30132157
Dutch9118149
Romanian1054127
Japanese138099
Amharic738383
Polish102480
Ukrainian387277
Indonesian72870
Afrikaans63469
Hungarian35164
Danish25961
Czech25360
Arabic34348
Bulgarian113546
Greek54042
Jugoslav03737
Hindi72929
Tagalog02829
Swahili02228
Tamil22327
Moore22526
Tonga02525
Croatian21422
Estonian01020
Efik01818
Malayalam11717
Ilocano01515
Hebrew1814
Telugu01213
Sinhalese21112
Filipino01111
Vietnamese11011
Chinyanja01010
Thai0310
Dagbani199
Duala099
Konkani099
Yoruba099
Bangala088
Burmese088
Slovak058
Zulu278
Armenian067
Bemba077
Moba077
Modern Syriac077
Bengali146
Chichewa066
Popo066
Fijian055
Hausa045
Icelandic035
Kannada055
Khasi055
Marathi055
Samoan055
Albanian244
Batak044
Georgian024
Goan Konkani044
Ibo044
Romany244
Slovenian014
Tchien444
Tibetan144
Twi044
Urdu044
Igbo033
Kasem033
Latvian033
Lingala033
Apache122
Baroba122
Citonga022
Creole012
Fon022
Gourma022
Kikuyu022
Kinyarwanda002
Lithuanian122
Navajo122
Oriya122
Papiamento022
Serbian112
Simalungun022
Sindebele022
Sotho122
Turkish012
Alada011
Baoule011
Basuto011
Bislama111
Cebuano011
Chibemba011
Farsi111
Gbeapo011
Hawaiian011
Inupiaq011
Kazakh011
Kesakata011
Kikamba011
Korafe011
Kru011
Kusaal011
Kwakiutl111
Lao001
Lozi011
Lukiga011
Luo011
Maasai001
Mampruli111
Manipuri011
Maori011
Mapuche011
Marshallese011
Mesem011
Mongolian001
Montagnais011
Nagamese001
Ndebele011
Nepali111
Nupe011
Nzema011
Oromo011
Pakpak011
Persian011
Ponpei111
Quechua011
Safwa011
Sanne011
Sioux011
Siriac011
Somali111
Tatar111
Themne111
Tigrigna111
Tsonga111
Uzbek011
Venda011
Xhosa011
Yiddish111

FPHC Catalog Records Listed by Language

Sorted Alphabetically

LanguageAs of Dec 31, 2007As of Dec 31, 2019As of Dec 31, 2020
Total58760131117139466
Afrikaans63469
Alada011
Albanian244
Amharic738383
Apache122
Arabic34348
Armenian067
Bangala088
Baoule011
Baroba122
Basuto011
Batak044
Bemba077
Bengali146
Bislama111
Braille English3256257
Bulgarian113546
Burmese088
Cebuano011
Chibemba011
Chichewa066
Chinese23150201
Chinyanja01010
Citonga022
Creole012
Croatian21422
Czech25360
Dagbani199
Danish25961
Duala099
Dutch9118149
Efik01818
English58087123343130132
Estonian01020
Farsi111
Fijian055
Filipino01111
Finnish3717740
Fon022
French31635683
Gbeapo011
Georgian024
German105534559
Goan Konkani044
Gourma022
Greek54042
Hausa045
Hawaiian011
Hebrew1814
Hindi72929
Hungarian35164
Ibo044
Icelandic035
Igbo033
Ilocano01515
Indonesian72870
Inupiaq011
Italian30132157
Japanese138099
Jugoslav03737
Kannada055
Kasem033
Kazakh011
Kesakata011
Khasi055
Kikamba011
Kikuyu022
Kinyarwanda002
Konkani099
Korafe011
Korean12145178
Kru011
Kusaal011
Kwakiutl111
Lao001
Latvian033
Lingala033
Lithuanian122
Lozi011
Lukiga011
Luo011
Maasai001
Malayalam11717
Mampruli111
Manipuri011
Maori011
Mapuche011
Marathi055
Marshallese011
Mesem011
Moba077
Modern Syriac077
Mongolian001
Montagnais011
Moore22526
Nagamese001
Navajo122
Ndebele011
Nepali111
Norwegian1111831274
Nupe011
Nzema011
Oriya122
Oromo011
Pakpak011
Papiamento022
Persian011
Polish102480
Ponpei111
Popo066
Portuguese15229245
Quechua011
Romanian1054127
Romany244
Russian18201225
Safwa011
Samoan055
Sanne011
Serbian112
Simalungun022
Sindebele022
Sinhalese21112
Sioux011
Siriac011
Slovak058
Slovenian014
Somali111
Sotho122
Spanish26221532983
Swahili02228
Swedish13784848
Tagalog02829
Tamil22327
Tatar111
Tchien444
Telugu01213
Thai0310
Themne111
Tibetan144
Tigrigna111
Tonga02525
Tsonga111
Turkish012
Twi044
Ukrainian387277
Urdu044
Uzbek011
Venda011
Vietnamese11011
Xhosa011
Yiddish111
Yoruba099
Zulu278

Do you have Pentecostal historical materials that should be preserved? Please consider depositing these materials at the Flower Pentecostal Heritage Center (FPHC). The FPHC, located in the Assemblies of God national offices, is the largest Pentecostal archive in the world. We would like to preserve and make your treasures accessible to those who write the history books.

Flower Pentecostal Heritage Center
1445 North Boonville Avenue
Springfield, Missouri 65802 USA
Phone: 417.862.1447 ext. 4400
Toll Free: 877.840.5200
Email: Archives@ag.org

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