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Azusafest Will Honor Lou Engle of 'The Call' with the William Seymour Award
Azusafest declaration during Passover week: "The color Line was washed away by the blood of Jesus"

Contact: Fred Berry, Azusa Street Mission, 323-692-7268

LOS ANGELES, March 18, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- Azusafest's April 9-11, 2015 celebration will return to Los Angeles after two years in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The widely acclaimed International William J. Seymour Award, which is given to senior leaders who exhibit the characteristics of the humble servant, William J. Seymour. Lou Engle of "TheCall, Inc." will be the ninth recipient of the National William J. Seymour Award. Lou Engle is the visionary founder of both TheCall, Inc. and the Pasadena International House of Prayer (PIHOP) with a focus on the 7,000 unreached people groups yet to receive a witness of the gospel. Prior recipients of the W.J. Seymour award have been: Bishop Charles E. Blake, the COGIC presiding Bishop USA; Pastor Sunday Adelaja,Dr. Patricia Bailey-Jones, Apostle John Eckhardt, Dr. Myles Munroe, Apostle Sam Korankye Ankrah, Pastor Jabes de Alencar, Silas Malafaia and Al Hollingsworth.

Azusafest is a gospel music celebration commemorating the Azusa Street Revival. The festival will take place on April 9, 10, 11 at Japanese American Community Cultural Center 244 South San Pedro Street downtown Los Angeles... The AZUSAFEST 2015 theme is "The color line was washed away by the Blood of Jesus." This year we will celebrate the 109th year since the AZUSA Revival! The festival schedule include speakers and musicians each night.

Saturday, morning April 11 @ 9am will include a Pastors/ leaders breakfast and roundtable discussion of our central theme "The Color line was washed away by the blood of Jesus." Pastors are invited to dialogue and help us re-brand the Azusa Street Revival as a movement of Unity.

Saturday afternoon will feature The "Walk of Remembrance" tour which will showcase several historic sites in Los Angeles. The walk will begin at 312 Azusa Street at noon in the Little Tokyo community in downtown Los Angeles. Noted speaker & historian, Dr. Mel Robeck from Fuller Theological Seminary will lead and conduct the walking tour. Leaders from the churches in Los Angeles will be on hand to proclaim unity in our diversity.

Fred and Wilma Berry carry on the history of Azusa Street as international representatives through the Azusa Street Mission & Historical Society. The organization's mission is to carry the flame of Azusa Street to the next generation throughout the nations of the world. Contact info for ASMHS at 323-692-7268 or on the web at www.azusastreetmission.org.