The Australasian Pentecostal Studies Centre has gathered one of the largest collections of Australasian Pentecostal and Charismatic materials, including an extensive living repository of oral sources and collections of early literary materials. As such, it is the only one of its kind in the world. It is home to hundreds of original denominational magazines published by the Pentecostal and Charismatic church including the Good News magazine- published by Sarah Jane Lancaster, founder of the first Pentecostal church in Australia which congregated in the Good news Hall of North Melbourne from 1908; the Australian Evangel/Glad Tidings Messenger – the official Journal of the AOG and Yukana, the Commonwealth Bible College magazine. The collection hosts documentation relating to the Assemblies of God and its national college constituent – the Commonwealth Bible College, which was re-named Southern Cross College 1993 and in 2009 adopted its current name, Alphacrucis College, before being awarded University College status in 2022. The collection hosts documentation related to the 20th century mission activities of the Pentecostal church including those situated in Papua New Guinea, Japan and Australia.
To search our online collection, please visit:
Australasian Pentecostal Studies Centre online collection
To access biographies of key figures, movements, churches and events relating to the history of Pentecostal and Charismatic movements in Australasia, please visit:
The Australasian Dictionary of Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements
To access samples of our our digitized film please visit our Vimeo account
If you have research inquiries please email our archivist – firstname.lastname@example.org